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New Google Nexus Phone 2015 Release Date: Nexus 5, 6, 7, or 9? Specs, Rumors, Review

( [email protected] ) Jun 26, 2015 07:10 PM EDT
Generally, if there is going to be an update to the Android Operating System, then there will be a new Google Nexus phone.  Android is owned by Google, so it stands to reason that those Android addicts that want the latest and hopefully the greatest version of the OS will rush out and purchase Google's newest smartphone.  It isn't known what the new number will be, if it will be a new Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, but most suspect that it will be a 2015 edition Nexus 5. This is what we do know about the Google Nexus 5, 7, or 9 Release Dates, Specs, and Reviews.

Generally, if there is going to be an update to the Android Operating System, then there will be a new Google Nexus phone.  Android is owned by Google, so it stands to reason that those Android addicts that want the latest and hopefully the greatest version of the OS will rush out and purchase Google's newest smartphone.  It isn't known what the new number will be, if it will be a new Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, but most suspect that it will be a 2015 edition Nexus 5. This is what we do know about the Google Nexus 5, 7, or 9 Release Dates, Specs, and Reviews.

According to PC Advisor, the new Nexus phone is going to be another Nexus 5, made by Huawei.  This means that Google is going back to its high-end specs, mid-range price business model.  Also, since Huawei is a Chinese phone maker, this could be the Nexus phone with dual-SIM capability.  Whether or not this would be the Nexus 5, Nexus 5 2nd Gen, Nexus 5S, or some other naming scheme is anyone's guess.  Keep in mind that the company has reused names before with the Nexus 7. 

For those that don't know of the history of the Nexus series, the Nexus 4 was released in 2012, and was the first to use JellyBean.  The Nexus 5 was released in 2013, and was the first to use KitKat.  The Nexus 6 was released in Fall of 2014, and the first to run Lollipop.  As stated before, this new Nexus phone will be the first phone to run Android M (possibly version 5.2), the definite latest Android operating system that was unveiled during last month's Google I/O.  The reason why a lot have been expecting the Android M poster device will be a Nexus 5 is it has been the most successful Nexus handset to date, according to Expert Reviews.

The rumors specs will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, specifically 64-bits and the same 6-core Snapdragon 808 that is in the LG G4.  There is no confirmation on the size of the display, but a 5.5 inch one uses a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.  Granted, these are estimates made from LG specs, and it won't be known what will be in there if Huawei has the manufacturing rights. 

As for the release date, this one is pretty easy to predict.  All of the last four Nexus-branded smartphones have all been announced and launched in late October or early November.  Whatever the Nexus 2015 version will be, it should follow that exact same pattern.  As far as the price goes, Google might we wanting to hit a low mark to compete with other Android (not to mention Apple) smartphones on the market, so it could drop to the below £300 mark.

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