Monday , May 29 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 SmartDroid.de 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.

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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?

 
Source: SmartDroid.de.

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3 Comments on "Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 names purportedly show up in Chromium code review"

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wasim soukieh
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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… Read more »
Nick
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Nick

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

chris
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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.

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