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Nexus 6 – Price, Specs, Features and Release Date Rumors

It has been rumored of late that Google is partnering with LG once more for the next generation mobile handset, the Nexus 6.

The Nexus 6 is supposed to be a lighter version of LG’s G2 and it is rumored that you can get hold of one for $450 for the 32GB; $400 for the 16GB; and $550 for the 64GB variant, if there is one. Google and LG have earlier brought out the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 and also the Google Play edition, namely, the G Pad 8.3, so it seems that LG is the probable runner for the Nexus 6 as well.

Specs Rumors

It is expected that the Nexus 6 is to be created by LG and will be mostly based on the LG G3 smartphone, which is the flagship phone by LG for 2014. Based on these rumors, it is expected that the new Nexus 6 will have a 5.5 inches QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and a pixel density of 534 ppi. The processor used would probably be an Octa core Media Tek one with a 64-bit processor. It is also said that the new device will have a 16-MP rear camera. Other new features will include a fingerprint scanner and the phone is most likely to get an IP67 certification, and will, therefore, be resistant to water and to dust. Though all these specifications are only rumors, it is likely that Google is looking to create such an impressive smartphone. LG has a very good track record as far as making Nexus mobile devices is concerned and Google is expected to offer the device for a very reasonable price.

Expected Operating System

It is likely that the 64-bit processor will be included in Google’s Nexus and the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner will bring it on par with the S5 from Samsung and also with the 5S from Apple. There will also be other additional software features. The I/O conference is held annually and Google is expected to announce more features and information related to the Nexus 6 during the June conference. The 4.4 KitKat was a minor update to its Android OS and so there is hope that there might be some more significant advances to the OS with Android moving on to the 4.5 versions, which is codenamed as Lollipop or the Lion Bar OS.

Probable Mirroring of Chromecast

Google has so many things running in the software world that it is not possible to guess what features it is going to bring in to this new smartphone. However, the latest stick for stream television, the Chromecast from Google, comes along with a gaping hole and it is expected that the latest Android update will fill it in with a smartphone-mirroring feature. This means that the user can view the mobile phone display contents on the television.

Smartwatch and other Smart Features

Though this is also merely a rumor, it is quite a convincing one, with the news that a Google Gem smartwatch will be launched in 2014. The Nexus 6 with the new Android 4.5v will probably have a smartwatch built in, for connectivity and for pairing. In addition, the OK Google is a voice command that will play a major role in this smartwatch, along with the Quick view notifications as well as Google Now. Though none of these rumors have been confirmed, but these are the most likely features to be included in their latest mobile offering this year.

Release Date

As for the release date rumors, there is word from the company’s senior vice president, Sundar Pichai, stating that the phone will certainly not be launched during the first part of the year 2014. So it might be released some time in October or November of 2014.

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