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Google Nexus 6 release date, price and specs UK: Finally on sale but in limted supply

Chris Martin | Dec. 15, 2014
Everything you need to know about the new Nexus 6 made by Motorola with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Nexus 6 render with Android L

Nexus 6 vs LG G3

Nexus X (Nexus 6): Release date in UK
We've all heard the phrase 'history repeats itself' and, when it comes to smartphone launches, it really is true - most of the time. Many of the big tech firms have just the one flagship smartphone launch per year, and Google is no different with its Nexus range.

The following are the release dates for the various Nexus models:

Nexus One: Jan-10

Nexus S: Dec-10

Galaxy Nexus: Nov-11

Nexus 4:Nov-12

Nexus 5:Oct-13

As you can see, for four out of its five Nexus smartphones Google has opted for a Q4 launch. 

As yet, the only word from Google about the Nexus X (Nexus 6)'s possible release dates is from the senior vice president, Sundar Pichai, who said that it would not launch in the first half of 2014, adding more weight to the possibility of a Q4 2014 launch.

Realistically we expect to see the device in October or November as the vehicle on which Google launches Android L (aka Lollipop). The launch event for this has been pegged for either 15- or 16 October by Android Authority.

More recently, a report from Bright Side of News states that Google will put the Nexus 9 up for pre-order on 15 October with it set to go on sale 3 November. That's today. And if we see the Nexus 9 this afternoon, we also expect to see the Nexus X today.

Will it launch this year?
However, earlier this year, reports suggested that the Nexus line will be discontinued, with a new Android Silver line, according to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin and The Information.

Anonymous sources have said that Google's Android Silver program will aim to encourage manufacturers to use higher quality build materials and more stylish designs that "closely adhere to Google specifications".

Evleaks said on Twitter in May that "there is no Nexus 6", coming this year, backing up the previous reports, and adding that Android Silver is coming in February 2015 in the form of an LG device.

Following that report, however, Ausdroid claims to have learned from "a source within Google who is close to the project", that the Nexus X (Nexus 6) will be launching this year after all, with a 5.5in display reminiscent of the LG G3. A possible Motorola-made Nexus 6 is touted for November.

Nexus X (Nexus 6): Price
According to the website cited by TK Tech News, the Nexus X will cost around 419 Euro.

 

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