Sunday , April 23 2017

Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 names purportedly show up in Chromium code review

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Google might be getting a little sloppy in their security, at least where leaks about upcoming Nexus devices are concerned. After showing the Nexus like code-name flounder in the Chrome bug tracker last week, overnight the names Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 have shown up in a Chromium Code review.

Take this with a massive grain of salt, but the code review, which was found by shows a diff between a new and old version of something called ‘adb_client_socket_browsertest’ with the old version mentioning the Nexus 8, and the new version showing the Nexus 6.



It’s probable that the names are mere place-holders in the code, but could be the real deal. Personally, I have already explained why I don’t think the Nexus 6 will be the name on the next Nexus phone, but this is Google. The new Nexus tablet which is rumoured to be a HTC built 8.9″ device may be coming soon, even as soon as Google IO; but the next Nexus phone will assuredly follow the October/November release schedule that Google has established over the last few years.

What do you think?

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Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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  • chris

    After last nights budget it may be best to hang onto my N5 and save some cash as it is already more powerful than I need and I don’t need a tablet that size so whilst interesting not too worried about it. Time to pay the mortgage before the economy dives and I am retrenched.

  • Nick

    or just wait till June/July end and order One Plus for $375

  • wasim soukieh

    Hi. I guess the proof is in the pudding, but I don’t think that they could/would announce a Nexus 6 at Google IO. It would not make sense, as me(a recent Nexus 5 owner, and yes I DO love it, despite one design flaw)and other Nexus owners are the loyal fan base, we are the most often return customers for Google, and if they were gonna release a Nexus 6 next month, or some time soon, they would be mistreating their biggest customers.

    I don’t believe they would do that, they are too smart. They know how to keep their customers, as they also know how to generate new ones, just like Apple, Samsung, and to a lesser extent, Microsoft do, with Windows Phone/Tablet.

    So, we’ll see, they will hopefully release a Nexus 8 at Google IO, and there’s sure to be a lot of strategic leaks at the conference, just like there were in previous ones. It will be fascinating to see.

    Let’s hope for the best.

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