Google Nexus 6 Release Date Real Soon as Nexus 5, 7 & Nexus Accessories Hit 20 New Countries
By Erik Pineda | March 20, 2014 11:57 AM EST
The Google Play Store seems prepping for the big event, likely the Nexus 6 release date in the next few months, as the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 become available to 20 new markets that include eight countries in Europe.
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Apart from the two devices, Google also tossed a $15 9-watt Nexus wall charger into the mix, which online buyers from major markets can unwrap in around two days.
All the sudden torrents of Nexus devices and accessories going live on the Play Store are normally interpreted as setting the stage for a flagship debut with all the speculations funnelling into one exciting toy - the vanilla Android-powered Nexus 6.
Earlier this week, Android Police has detected the silent entry of the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 in 20 more markets, which include the following key destinations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.
While the debut was rather late by almost six months, specifically for the Asus-assembled Nexus 7 2013 edition, Android watchers read something more significant to the fresh development - preparation for a major release date is definitely underway.
Adding to the excitement is the Nexus 5's wider reach as Google opened the doors for more Europeans to own a smartphone that is pure Android and nothing else. The tech giant appears to further spread the Nexus device experience and perhaps convince gadget to upgrade as soon as the Nexus 5 is all set for unboxing.
Supporting the surprise releases is the new Nexus wall charger that according to Android Central is far more reliable than the one that came out of the box with the Nexus 5.
"It's going to charge the heck out of your phones compared to their puny factory-issue chargers ... and the circuitry should keep things from catching on fire," said Android Central on its report.
So with the Nexus 5 and other Nexus products becoming more accessible to Android fans the world over, the fair expectation is Google should soon push out the Nexus 6.
While the builder of the hero phone remains unknown, which could come from LG or Lenovo-Motorola, some of the specs and features have already leaked out.
To effectively slug it out with the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5, tipped as the device's toughest rivals, the Nexus 6 is rumoured to show off a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm chip. The bet is either a Snapdragon 805 or 810 CPU, any of which will work with the latest Adreno class GPU.
As a full 64-bit mobile device, the handset is envisioned to enjoy more than 2GB of RAM, likely reaching as high as 4GB. The display panel is said to stretch to 5.2-inch that will sport a QHD screen resolution. The main cam shooter should be no less than 16MP.
Out of the box, the Nexus 6 will stand on Android 4.5 or 5.0 and the release date could happen as early as July 2014 or weeks after the Google I/O Developers Conference in late June.
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