(Nexus 5 released in October of 2013)
Its been close to a year since the release of the Nexus 5 and while LG has stated that they do not have a Nexus device in the pipeline, it looks like we are finally starting to get a glimpse of what could be the next Nexus device. Although there were assumptions that the LG G3 would be used as a reference, instead, it looks like Motorola might be taking hold of the reins for the upcoming handset.
According to phoneArena, it looks like there is an unannounced Motorola device code named 'Shamu' that has popped up on the popular benchmarking website, GFXBench. While it's uncertain in what capacity this device will be released, but when it does, it'll be a monster. The fully populated benchmark shows that the device will have a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 12MP camera with 4K video recording, 2MP front-facing camera, and a 5.2" 1440p resolution screen.
If this is indeed accurate, this device will easily become one of the top Android devices of the year. Currently, the only other device available in the United States with similar specifications is the LG G3. Although this must be taken with a grain of salt, it is entirely possible that Google might be pulling out all the stops to showcase a device that will run its latest mobile operation system, Android L. If history is a good indicator, we should see the new Nexus device sometime in the last quarter of 2014.