Every year Google works with a device maker to offer a new phone for developers and enthusiasts as part of its Nexus lineup. These phones ship with Google’s stock Android software, receive software updates directly from Google, and tend to feature some of the latest tech to showcase exactly what Google thinks an Android phone could and should be.
This year it looks like Google may be working with Motorola on a Nexus phone with a 5.9 inch display. I’ll probably hang onto my Nexus 5.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web. You can keep up on the latest headlines by following Liliputing on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
- Another source says a Motorola Nexus 6 is on the way
This weekend we heard that Motorola was working on the next Nexus phone, code-named “Shamu.” Now another source is reporting that the phone is real… and that somewhat ironically, it’s something Motorola can only really get away with working on since it’s now owned by Lenovo rather than Google. [The Information]
- Nokia updates its 1st-gen Nokia X Android phones with more Microsoft apps, new app switcher
Microsoft may not have plans to launch any new Android phones, but at least the company’s supporting existing Nokia X, X+ and XL customers… by giving them OneDrive, OneNote, and Outlook apps, among other things. [Nokia]
- Mozilla’s interim CEO Chris Beard takes the job full time
Last time Mozilla appointed a new CEO, things didn’t go so well. This time they’re just giving the job to the guy who’s already doing it. Hopefully that’ll work out better. [Mozilla]
- This could be the back panel of the upcoming Moto G sequel… or Moto E… or something
Motorola’s probably working on next-gen low-end and mid-range phones. This might be the back of one of them, for what it’s worth. [G for Games]
- Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 reviewed
Not surprisingly, it feels faster than most Chromebooks. What might be a bit surprising it that it gets comparable battery life to less powerful models at about 8.5 hours of run time. [ZDNet]