Nexus release time means you have to carry a large grain of salt at all times, so with that in mind, here we go. Leaker @TKTechNews, famous for initially leaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, is reporting this morning that the upcoming Motorola Nexus phone will be called the Nexus X – model # XT1100. TK has provided the above screenshot from the website Fnac, an international entertainment retailer, which he’s using for proof of this assertion.
A search of the Fnac website, brings up no results for Nexus X or XT1100 – meaning that the page was either pulled, or never there meaning that the screenshot is possibly faked. Leaning more to the faked sequence of events is that the listing comes complete with a description of ‘LG D821 Nexus 5 16GB’.
Will Motorola make the next Nexus phone? It’s not that far-fetched now that Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo, but bear in mind that sale has not yet been completed. With that in mind, members of the Open Handset Alliance may still be a little uncomfortable with a Google company making a Nexus phone.
With a pretty decent looking spec list, the TK advises that it is due for release on the 17th of September, a long way from the October/November release schedule we’ve seen for the past three Nexus phones. At a price of €419.99, the phone would cost around AU$595.65, another step above the current relative price of the Nexus 5.
Remember, big grain of salt here. Thoughts?
The Best Buy listing is apparently for a phone destined for the Sprint network. The screenshot shows a list of specs including :
- LMP Operating System
- 4G LTE Speed
- Google Now
- Moto Skip
- Moto Aware
- Color Touch Screen
- 5.9 inch Quad HD Display
This rings more alarm bells, the inclusion of Moto Aware and Moto Skip is not consistent for a Nexus device. The naming of LMP, while consistent with rumours for the actual name of the Android L release, hasn’t been announced, so is neither here nor there.
Colour me skeptical, but I’m still not convinced. Over to you again.