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Google may base Nexus 6 off HTC One M8 (Rumour)

Anthony Muzonzini
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Fresh speculation suggests that Google may look toward dropping LG as their partner for the Nexus phone and instead look towards HTC to make something that can compete with the iPhone 6. The new Nexus phone would be based off the HTC One M8. Google had HTC make its first Nexus phone in the HTC One back in 2010. This also was not the first instance in which HTC and Google partnered up to create something. The first ever Android smartphone which was available for consumers was the T-Mobile G1 which came out in October 2008 and was built by HTC, again for Google.

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The LG Nexus 5 / © AndroidPIT

Google then decided to use a different company to build the second iteration of the Nexus lineup. The honor went to Samsung with the Nexus S which came out in December of 2010. Google liked what Samsung came up with and then commissioned the South Korean giant to build what was the third phone in the Nexus lineup, the Galaxy Nexus, in 2011. Google then switched up and gave the contract to LG next and they produced the wildly popular Nexus 4 smartphone as well as 2013’s Nexus 5.

There were previous reports that the Nexus 6 would be produced by LG and would be based off the upcoming LG G3 phone, but fresh speculation suggests that the new phone could be based on the recently released HTC One M8. There could be some truth to the speculation as Google is also rumoured to have chosen HTC to produce the 8 or 9 inch tablet that is set to be the follow up to the popular Nexus 7. This tablet is slated to come sometime in July.

Another reason why many are saying that the new Nexus may be based off the HTC one is that Google want the Nexus 6 to be able to compete with the iPhone 6. HTC apparently has the premium build quality that is on a par with Apple, which is what Google is looking for.

The Nexus 6 will probably come something in October of 2014 and will probably come with the new version of Android which may be 4.5 Lollipop or Licorice, although I would prefer Lollipop.

These are just rumours for now so its best to take all this with a grain of salt. We will be sure to update you on all things Nexus 6 related.

Which company would you like to see build the Nexus 6?

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  • kenfb1 7 months ago Link

    I'd be very interested in a HTC nexus, for sure!!!!!

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  • Mark R. 7 months ago Link

    yes an HTC nexus 6 would be a good move for both parties and the consumer I think.

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  • Anthony Muzonzini 7 months ago Link

    I know right? If its based off the HTC One id definitely be getting one

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  • Adhikansh Garg 7 months ago Link

    Nexus 6 is just an amazing phone and the article related to *admin edit: links are forbidden* Google Nexus 6 here is just fabulous and I become fan of your blog.

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  • Juan Luis 7 months ago Link

    Sounds good but that won't happen the reason why is because Google is already selling the HTC one m8 Google play edition! And I'm doubt that they going to make a nexus edition with lower specs

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  • TheKian 7 months ago Link

    LG designs are really dull, the entirety of the front is just a black block. The back of the Nexus 4 does look cool but I doubt that's happening again, however, HTC are starting to use different shades of colour which does look much more attractive.

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  • John Calvacca 7 months ago Link

    I had heard the same and it may possibly have the 805 Snapdragon. I did hear that they wanted the quality to match up with a phone guaranteed to get 1.5 years of updates. Even my Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus is running KitKat and has no problems. My LG Nexus 4 ordered through Play Store went defective in 4 days (faulty phone speaker) I still even have my Nexus S 4G on 4.3 running WiFi only but my International One X and my HTC One M7 are the best built devices I have owned.....Google Dashboard has my count at 29 devices in my history ...that even surprised me

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  • Anthony Muzonzini 7 months ago Link

    i dont think it would really have lower specs though. The nexus 4 had better specs imo than what was good for 2012

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