Nexus 6 Release Date Nears as Google Replaces Nexus 5 & Nexus X Monster Specs Revealed

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By Erik Pineda | September 4, 2014 4:15 PM EST

(Photo: REUTERS / Stephen Lam)
A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California September 26, 2013.

In what is viewed as Google's generous way of pushing out its remaining LG Nexus 5 stocks, the company initiated a one-off replacement program that will allow owners of the 2013 Google flagship smartphone to swap their damaged devices free of charge.

You read it right, Google will gladly send Nexus 5 owners of a refurbished unit in exchange for their old devices that are malfunctioning, soaked in liquid or afflicted by a cracked front glass panel.

However, not all Nexus 5 in circulation will quality with the offer as Google will only entertain owners who bought their kits over at the Play Store so essentially the program is available only where Google's online store is accessible.

By this, Nexus 5 users in the United States appear to benefit from Google's rather selective generosity.

The best thing about the deal, according to Android Central, is Google will permit users to keep using their dented Nexus 5 until the replacement has been shipped over.

Droid Life, which first spotted the program, is saying that the whole process will immediately begin once Nexus 5 users get in touch with Google's customer care specialists.

Now as Google seems making efforts to clear out its old Nexus inventory, the device's successor appears to be fast shaping up as latest leaks point to what BGR described as monster specs for the Nexus X, which is believed as the official name of the Motorola-built device.

From Italian tech blog site Android World, the next Nexus smartphone is touted to boast of a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor that spins at top-speed of 2.7GHz with 3GB of RAM plus a camera combo of 12MP on rear and 2MP on front.

The same phone's 5.2-inch display will impress with 2560 x 1440 of screen pixels and the report stated that this is the same Motorola Shamu or Moto S that was the subject of rumours in recent weeks.

Note, however, that in some reports the Shamu device was given a 5.9-inch screen profile.

But apart from this minor discrepancy, the Nexus 6 or X in focus will remain an Android L device. That means the phone will have Android 5.0, which numerous reports said will be called Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) on its October 2014 release date.

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A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California September 26, 2013.
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