Moto X+1 is Likely Nexus 6 Template; Motorola Shamu is 1st Android Silver with Snapdragon 810 – Reports

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Concept video of Nexus 6, uploaded on YouTube by CTNtechnologynews. Screenshot from YouTube Video

The Nexus 6, according to Google, is totally different from that of the premium line of device called Android Silver with the separate release dates likely to happen on late 2014 and early 2015 respectively.

Now the latest developments strongly suggest that the sequel to the Nexus 5 will no longer flash the LG brand as the torch has been passed to Motorola. If true, it is only expected that the Moto X maker will pattern the next Nexus to its flagship device, the same way that LG did with the Nexus 4 and 5.

And the likelihood is, Motorola will use the Moto X+1 as the Nexus 6 base-model, which according to a report by Droid Life last week is a device worth more than a second look.

If the leaked GFX benchmark result cited by Droid Life is to go by, the X+1 promises a fitting Nexus smartphone experience with the device boasting off a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip that hums away at top speed of 2.4GHz and is tapped into 1.8GB of RAM.

The 5.2-inch display panel in 1080p screen resolution is fired up by an Adreno 330 graphic engine. The camera combo is 12MP on rear and 2MP on front.

Running the Moto X+1 show is Android 4.4.4 though it is expected that once the device gets morphed into the Nexus 6, Android L will take centre-stage.

As the specs would show, the Nexus 5 replacement is more of a mid-range device, which makes sense as the Nexus brand is originally packaged to deliver top-notch mobile handset capabilities with accessible pricing.

So whatever happened to the high-end specifications that Android fans have been accustomed to when it comes to the Nexus phone? Apparently, Google has decided to make a switch and label the mote upscale smartphone as Android Silver.

According to Business Insider, Motorola will also build the first Android Silver device and will hit the store shelves as the Moto S.

The phone is gigantic at 5.9-inch and is the same kit that got the Google world quite excited some few weeks ago. At the moment, it is internally referred to as the Motorola Shamu.

And if the earlier reports will prove correct that Android Silver wares will begin activating early next year then the power behind this toy is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. The chip, G4Games said is octa-core and equipped with an Adreno 430 GPU.

The starting RAM that the processor supports is 4GB, hinting of 64-bit mobile computing ability.

The Moto X+1 will become available by late September, setting the stage for an Oct-Nov debut for the Nexus 6, while the Snapdragon 810 will be ready to use by December 2014, which seemingly supports a first quarter of 2015 release date for the first Android Silver smartphone - the Motorola Shamu or Moto S that is.

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