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Report: Motorola Nexus Will Look Like the Whale Version of the Moto X

According to the folks over at 9to5Google, they have information that confirms previous confirmations of previous confirmations that may or may not involve benchmarks on a potentially massive, whale-sized phone made by Motorola for Google that may or may not carry the Nexus brand. Follow that? Yeah, that’s what we are working with tonight. 

This report suggests that Motorola, as we have heard a handful of other times, has teamed up with Google to produce the “Shamu,” a 5.92-inch device that is deserving of its codename. The phone will essentially look like a blown-up version of the new Moto X, only the power and volume buttons will move down the side towards the middle to make for easier hot, press action. The 5.92-inch display will weigh in with a QHD resolution of 2560×1440. We could see a 3,200mAh battery, 13MP camera, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage as well.

The 9to5Google crew offered up an in-house-made mock-up (pictured below), which is said to represent a device that may or may not have been seen by someone at some time. As you will see from the mock-up, the phone lacks Nexus and Motorola branding, so who knows what we are really dealing with here.

The name could be Nexus 6 or Nexus X, according to rumors. There also may be two models. Seriously, no one knows.



Via:  9to5Google

Cheers Nate, for the Shamu photo!

  • Daniel

    Is there a difference between this and the Quark?

  • Katherine

    Well, I hope Nexus 6 also become successful like its predecessor Nexus 5. I am using Nexus 5 from last 9 months and like its all specs and features. I even
    installed a wireless car charger dock to keep its 2300mAh battery fully charged while driving on the city road, expressways, and highways or across countryside.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    This is bad if this is the next one I’m waiting for… :/

  • Erstam

    I was against big phones this size, but I am willing ti give it a try. Especially if it means a much larger battery as well.

  • Sean

    Who are these people who think 32 GB is adequate? Gimme a SD card slot and I’ll agree. Gonna go tuck myself in for some sugarplum dreams now, g’nite.

  • IrishSid

    If true then I’m looking at my first nexus!

  • Roger W Turner

    I want it. Now. … Correction … I want it last week. … Correction. I demand. … THROWS TANTRUM.

  • Mickey A Valentine

    Better have 64gb and 128gb models with a phone that big >,>

  • AndrewScottRox

    Here comes all of the “I hope it will be on Verizon ” chatter.

  • droidrazredge

    The real question is will the Moto X Plus pass the bend test unlike the iPhone Plus /s. ????

  • Chris

    Hoping this rumor is all true. This is exactly what I want.

  • BrianBrick

    Waaaaay too big. Give me 5.2 inch screen with tiny bezel and I’ll be very happy

  • droidrazredge

    This will be me the first day this Phone launches….

  • MrWicket

    I’d love to see 2 models but I also think that they may try to consider the X as the smaller second model. I just can’t imagine too many are excited about a 6″ device.. 5″-5.5″ sure but seeing as so many were already disappointed in the X being 5.2″ I think going to 6″ is a mistake. I’ll probably still buy the thing no matter the size though.

  • BillySuede

    i would definitely consider shifting from the note series to this if they jack up that internal storage. i would miss the s-pen though…

  • lye

    I was hoping for a 16″ phone model. I guess I’ll have to wait another year.

  • Godzilla

    Everyone praying for verizon support can stop. Aint happening.

  • BoFiS

    My thoughts are they I hope they make a SMALLER (like 4.3-4.7″) version as well because this and the new Moto X are both too huge for my tastes, but mmmm stock android

  • Furnaceboy

    All i want is the z3 in silver mint…

  • frozenmangox

    Sticking to my pre ordered Xperia Z3 :D:D:D:D:D

  • Kyle L

    Damnit all to hell. Where is my 5″ or smaller Moto X or pure nexus phone?

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Unfortunately this isn’t even relevant to Verizon customers.

  • Teng Taing

    nothing to see here VZW subscribers… sad

  • jruasap

    I love big phones. Hell I wish it was even bigger than 5.9″ make it 7″ for all I care, the bigger the better.

  • Cary Zuber

    I really hope it isn’t that big. I doubt I would ever purchase a phone of that magnitude.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      moto can fit a 5.9″ device in the same size package as the 6+. i wouldnt even be surprised at all if it were exactly the same size.

  • Me

    See how it’s priced before I make u my mind on it.

  • Brandon Miller

    So am I the only one that will probably give this beast a try? Over the years, I continue to use bigger and bigger phones. I always say “that’s too big” about a year before I step up to a bigger one. When I finally do, I get used to it within a week and being to love it. I’ve got a OnePlus One now and I have no problems.

  • Dave S.

    I’m on the fence with this one. I love my Nexus 5, it’s pretty much the perfect size for me…but going from that to 5.9”? I don’t know. I like the idea of an updated Nexus 5, though! Slight bump in screen size, say 5.2” (5.5” max), better/bigger battery, better/quicker camera (something substantial to finally rival the iPhone’s camera), more RAM, new processor…basically a Nexus 5 on steroids! I’d take that over this behemoth any day!

  • Noel

    If this rumor is true, then i think there will be two models…a 5.2–5.3″ screen Nexus Phone and a 5.9″ screen Phablet. The question is will both devices be made by the same OEM? If two OEMs will make the two devices, then my choice is for HTC to make the 5.2″ screen model and Motorola the Phablet. I just hope both devices have similar specs, thin bezels, slim down front speakers, 3200mAh battery, 13MP rear n 5MP front cams, quad core QSD 805/810 chip, 32/64GB int. storage, 3GB RAM, etc. Either way i am very excited cuz i have N4 fatique…can’t wait.

  • Greg Madhere

    I think this is the Moto Maxx (didn’t they apply for that trademark not too long ago?), Motorola’s first phablet. Probably also see a 5.2′ Nexus X. No proof. Just wishful thinking.

  • MKader17

    The Camera and Logo are the same size on the render as they are on the new Moto X. That’s how much bigger it is.

  • n11

    Guess I’m not getting the new Nexus.
    Anyone out there with a 4.8″ phone?
    Is there no one else? (in Leslieeeee’s voice)

  • kevin benavides

    I hope both grills are actually speakers

  • Alexander Garcia

    A Motorola rep came into our store last week (day before iPhone launch day to be exact) to show us the new Moto X and the 360. He also showed us (very discretely when no customer was around) a very VERY large Moto X looking device. We jokingly asked “What is that? Some kinda Moto X Plus!?” He laughed and said he couldn’t tell us. Haha. Of course. Hmm… Maybe what he showed us is the next Nexus.

  • abhele

    i had the phone last month . but tim didnt believe me to make a article on this . i can say it is coming to verizon!

    • Guest


      • Eric Soriano


    • Alexander Garcia

      Yep! That’s the one we saw. Please refer to my previous post to support this post/photo.

      • Derek Traini

        Which carrier store was this presented to you?

    • Pure Nexus? Or did this have Moto software?

    • Ivo Shandor

      What am I seeing here? Is this for real? Why isn’t Tim all over this?

    • Paul

      I upvoted to move this towards the top. But dang, too big phone is too big.

    • Seth Merritt

      The Shamu bit looks a little shopped. I am suspect.

    • Derek Traini


    • who?

      Someone miss out on an exclusive? I can’t imagine DL passing on this if they had this pic. Whether it’s the Nexus or not, it’s a big old Moto phone.

  • Guest

    i had the phone a month ago . and came in contact with tim . but i guess he didnt want to believe me . its coming!!!!!

  • Motorola’s biggest fail is that that bottom “speaker grill” isn’t actually a speaker. WTF Moto, WTF!

  • Jim

    so basically we know nothing yet, just a rehash of rumors. 9to5mac posted to get in the news and all the sites are reposting making it news.

  • crabbers

    Can’t be called the Nexus 6 because of copyright issues. They already got threatened when they made the Nexus 1.

  • Jeff

    I’m kinda happy all these new phones are so big, it keeps me from being tempted to get a new phone to replace my old Moto X.

  • WickedToby741

    I’ve traditionally been against phones this big, but I think with this phone I may be ready to embrace it. I enjoy the feel of a smaller device, but I think I’m ready to accept a huge screen and a huge battery. Heck, even Apple is doing it these days.

  • cytam

    six inches ? I fear it will bend in my pocket.

  • Mark

    oh baby. Come onnnn octoberrrrrr

  • TR1

    I say there will be 2 models

  • Chippah

    iphone fat bezels, no removable battree, no sd card.

    Hopefully, Note 4 gets root and twrp quickly.

  • Jprime

    Ugliest nexus of all time

  • my thing is the bezels… 5.9whatever inches could be a managable and beautiful display size, but the footprint can destroy that.

    for instance, iphone 6+ same size screen as note3/4 but more bezel. ew

  • Peter Tirrell

    Nexus 6 Plus?

  • Corey Foltman

    all i ask is please have all colors available on release day, dont wait months to add more colors

  • donlon77 .

    Please don’t, Google. Not that Google cares but I’ll pass if the screen is that large. Will just stick with the crappy battery life of my N5.

  • djdsf

    Perfect size. Been waiting for something proper to replace my note 3 with than the note 4 sure wasn’t it and neither was the mega because it wasn’t full HD. 5.92 inch screen here we go!

  • atc-tech

    Apparently I’m the only one who wants the huge phone. If so, that is awesome, hopefully that means it is REALLY easy to get one the moment they launch.

  • jonzey231

    I really doubt it’ll be called the Nexus 6. I’m guessing they’ll go with Nexus X since it will be based off the Moto X. Or they do use other letters as well such as Moto G and E, so maybe this will be the Googley-Moto Nexus N. I just have a good feeling it’ll be a letter like that rather than a number. All the manufacturers are numbering their successors and I think Moto (and Google) want to stay away from that which is probably why Moto didn’t call their new gen the Moto X2.

  • Ziich

    Two models plz.
    Basically I want a thinner nexus 5 with better to internals and build quality while keeping the same screen size.

  • Marsg

    I don’t like the front face of the new moto x, the back and metallic bezel looks cool but with all those sensors and speakers in the front it just looks crowded and not slick.

  • KarloC.

    please dont make it a 6in phone. the Nexus 5 was a good & maximum size. please please please.

  • sski66

    Choices, 2 models of this would be great.

  • rich

    If its just about the same physical size of the note 4, I’m in!!!!!

  • Andrew Keller

    What was the point of the mock up? It basically looks identical to a new Moto X…

  • Ana

    This is too big for me 🙁 I also would’ve liked a 1080p display better in sake of battery life. I don’t like the Moto X’s design so I hope this isn’t the real desig language for the nexus 🙁 They should go for something more similar to the nexus 5.

  • If that is how the phone is going to look, I’m not buying it.I hate grills like that; that too- at both ends of the phone..!! I like nexus devices because they have that “glass slab” look, with tiny holes for earpiece; which blend with the body. This is ugly IMO.


    So the Moto X battery is poor but runs better than before . Moto Nexus is too big with everything you wanted in a Moto Nexus. The Droid Turbo is ugly (name to boot) but is the perfect mix of X and Shamu. WTH

    • David

      iPhone 6 it is! 😉

  • tonylee427

    if it’s real, that will be fantabulous!

  • Martin Gabrielsson

    Been waiting for a Nexus Phablet! Crossing fingers!

    Though it would be smart of Google to provide two versions. They should know not all people want phablets.

    • ClikFire _

      I hope so 5.2 would be perfect for me.

  • Justin Foster

    That’s the way it should have looked from the jump

  • Ziq IY

    This is beautiful!


    Is this why sprint won’t have the Moto X? They’re holding out for the Nexus X?

    • ClikFire _

      I hope so when I heard the moto x 2014 wasn’t on sprint I was worried the Nexus won’t make it. I was giddy when I found out the Nexus 5 worked on Sprint its my 1st Nexus phone and made me a fan.

      I’m not too sure about the 5.9 inch screen but if the bezels are really thin it could be barley bigger than the g3.


    Thank you, I’ve been seeing this BS filter in today. At least the earlier rumors had “sources” to back up their claims, faked or not. But now, one blog site says that they heard from a guy about something, with no source to back it up and suddenly every blog site blows up with the details copied and pasted. Glad you guys are mentioning this for what it is.

  • mcdonsco

    As long as its no bigger than the note 3, I’m game.

  • Joacim

    Take my money!

  • Vanquishgc

    But the real question is: does it bend?……..

  • jbdan

    October is going to rock!

  • yankeesusa

    It may be 2 models. That would be great. I can’t wait.

  • Michael Evans

    Wait. So i have to choose between the Moto X , Droid Turbo , aaand the Moto Nexus!

  • James Polk

    6″ screen is not ideal for me, but if that’s the only model they release for a Nexus phone this year, I’ll get it. Honestly, after my first “real” Nexus experience with the 5 (G-Nex just doesn’t count…), I don’t think I could go back to a non-Nexus phone. And I’m pretty sure I could get used to the bigger screen, as per what every Note user says.

    • Charles Walker

      Are you forgetting about the 5.2″ Nexus?

      • James Polk

        I’d probably take the 5.2 over the 6, if the 5.2 exists. I’ve only seen mock-ups and alleged demo units for the larger one so far.

        • Charles Walker

          I can’t imagine the Nexus line putting all their eggs in a 6″ phone. Just wait and see.

  • yummy

    Ugly Rumors from the MarsHotel

  • FireflyClass

    this is the phone that has me waiting. Xperia Z3 and ‘shamu’ are the two i will be buying. my inclination is on moto tho

  • ClikFire _

    If it is 5.9 I am Getting the Note 4 instead.

    Stock Android on 5.9 is useless without Galaxy note type features.

    • Jwhap

      Because 5.9 is useless for playing games, watching media or general web browsing. I have a note 3, never use the pen, never use multiscreen function or most of the other “note” apps. Sure, it’s nice to have, but for the most part it’s gimmicky and not really as useful as one would think.

      • ClikFire _

        My wife has a Note 3 I don’t think they are gimmicks at all. She uses the S pen A lot . I agree I wouldn’t use it all the time but multi window is a different story. Almost on a daily bases I have been frustrated with having to use one app at a time on my Nexus 5 also if you root it there is an app that let’s you use multi window with any app want.

        I do want a bigger Nexus but 5.2 or 5.5 like the g3. 5.9 is overkill. My concern with anything over 5.5 is using it at the gym or when being active that’s the disadvantage of phablets.

        • Jwhap

          I thought I would use multi window more. But frankly it’s just as easy to switch between apps anymore. If phones get any bigger though, I am going to need a suitcase to carry it.

          • Jeff C

            i agree. it’s honestly faster to do it without multi window than with. i really only use the pen window for a calculator when i need it.

      • Eric Soriano

        I had the Note 2 and 3 and never used the Pen or multiscreen either. I can see where it would be useful but I had no practical use for the S-Pen.

  • Joshua Jones

    Just when I thought a Motorola Nexus would be my dream phone =(

  • jstew182

    Shouldn’t this be labeled ‘rumor’ and not ‘report’?

  • ClikFire _

    I find it hard to believe google would jump from 4.95 inch screen – 5.95 inch screen? Unless there are 2 models.

    Stock Android Looks ugly on anything above 5.5 imo. If this is the Only Size I will just buy another Nexus 5 when They Discount it or switch to the Note 4.

  • chewybang

    Yes, but will it bend?

    • Droidtommy

      If it’s a Motorola no….

  • DJ SPY

    Why don’t you just report the Moto S picture from HelloMotoHK?

  • Skittlez

    yes!!!!!! bring it!!!!! where’s the “take my money” meme when you need it…. and please be on verizon.

  • Daeshaun

    Legit did a face palm when I saw the header image. That was a good one.

  • Arty McBert

    I can’t see this doing too well as far as battery and storage go if they settle with a lowly 2300 mAh battery and 16GB storage.

    • Pootis Man

      You read the specs right? They say it will come with a 3200mah battery and 32gb of storage. Nothing’s confirmed yet, but it’s still possible.

      • Arty McBert

        I did, like you said, nothing has been confirmed. I’ll give my pessimism the benefit of doubt.

  • santy83

    9to5Google reports 5.9″ nexus, but ppl want report from 2to5Google.

  • Destroythanet

    6″ Nexus with minimal bezel? Lol, yeah I’m in.

  • CHRIS42060

    But will in bend in my skinny jeans?

  • XvierX

    I’m intrigued. I don’t need any of these devices but I’d love to get my hands on the 6 inch version, just out of curiosity. My only concern is that it won’t have all the moto software.

    • pilot25

      I’m with you. Totally want one that is 6 inches….

      • Droidtommy

        That’s what she said…

      • Pierito

        If you’re a girl my number is 1 (555) 572 0174

  • Dancing Across the Water

    Hmm. Wild thought what if there are 2 models. One a Nexus and the other a Droid? The specs seem somewhat similar. A Motorola Device high battery life, QHD, 3 3GB RAM, and Snapdragon 805. VZW and Google said that they would work together on future models so maybe this is as close as VZW users will get. A NexDroid or DroidNex.

  • andrew brunelle

    Wow I’m really surprised at all the support for the HUGE size. I’ll pass if if that’s huge. I’d rather just have a Nexus 5 for less money… You want one that size, Kellex?

  • hyperbeatser

    when will this stop

    • Pootis Man

      Probably until manufacturers realize that bigger isn’t always better. That will probably take a long time I bet.

      • Charles Walker

        You have to remember the vast majority of consumers are total spec whores and will always opt for higher “specs” and “numbers” even if they don’t serve them right. Manufacturers keep one-upping each other every year and people are voting well with their wallets encouraging this stupid trend. If Samsung or Apple marketed a 17″ phone and marketed how awesome it was, people would still go crazy for it because well, people are idiots.

    • Orion



      seriously, though. we’re heading into this direction.

      • Droidzilla

        I actually just got a Z Ultra GPE. Couldn’t pass up the deal on it; we’ll see if I regret that decision, or will never go back to a sub-6″ again (insert “twss” here).

        • I thought about picking one up, but to primarily use as a tablet. Or to use it as a backup phone if my main phone breaks or as a stop-gap while I change my main phone.

          • Droidzilla

            Expansis has the $334 deal, but they also will have open box or refurb units now and again for $259. I picked up one of those. My wife and I had two Nexus 4s, but she broke hers so I gave her my Nexus 4 and got myself a Nexus 5. She uses her phone more, so I ended up giving her my Nexus 5 and taking her Nexus 4. I got the Nexus 4 right when it came out and I absolutely loved the Nexus 5, so the opportunity to get one at under $300 (as the GPE Sony is essentially the Nexus 5 with a honkin’ big screen) seemed worth it to me. Plus, I’m going to run the Wolfram|Alpha app on it and have a TI-89 on steroids. I checked, and the dimensions of the Z Ultra are about the same as the TI-89 (other than depth, of course).

  • VBM

    Kind of ugly. As a phone the Moto X is beautiful but not this large.

  • Brian Menius

    My body is ready. Dusting the JNCOs off, as well…

    • God no… Looking back I cannot see how those were ever popular.

      • vzwuser76

        My nephew had those. The bottoms of his pants were bigger than his shoes. I remember one time looking down and the bottoms were just touching the floor, you couldn’t see his shoes. It looked like his feet had sunk into the floor.

        • Jprime

          That was the idea

  • santy83

    3 Things

    1. Bezels as thin as G3
    2. Hope they reduce the resolution to 1080p to help battery life.
    3. Swap 12/13MP for 16 MP camera.

    • Skittlez

      just curious as to why you need a 16MP? the 6Plus has an amazing camera with 8MP.

      • Spencer Walker

        Sane reason 1020 needed 41mp for zooming without loosing much quality

        • Skittlez

          touche. i need to test the 6+ camera and see how well it looks when zooming

  • @rrie

    And the price of this device?… Oneplus is cheapest on the market. No ?

    • Spencer Walker

      If I had to guess it would be 349-449

  • Why would Google allow Motorola to use their own design language (instead of the something similar to Nexus 5/7) on a Nexus phone? Doesn’t make sense. Shamu must be an Android Silver phone.

    • evltwn

      They also let Samsung use their design language with the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that they are letting Motorola use the “X” name.

      • That was before Nexus 4 & 7.

        • evltwn

          I’m just pointing out it’s not the 1st time they’ve let the phone manufacturer use their design language in a Nexus product. It’s not really that big a deal to most.

    • Charles Walker

      Are you referring to hardware or software? Motorolas essentially are Nexuses but with some Moto goodness added.

  • Pootis Man

    I really hope there’s going to be a smaller 5.2 inch version. I mean come on 5.9 inches!?Google what are you thinking!? You’re going to alienate a lot of first time Nexus user’s and die hard Nexus fans such as myself.

    • Orion

      Are you kidding? I know plenty of people that’s been clamoring for a Nexus phablet. Relax. …from what I been hearing there could be a 5.2 inch version as well.

      • Pootis Man

        You see that’s the problem. “There could be”. Meaning that it’s just a rumor and nothing’s confirmed yet. If there are two versions then awesome, but if the only version is that 5.9 inch size then I’ll unfortunately have to pass on this generation.

    • Charles Walker

      I have little doubt that 5.9″ will be the only new Nexus. The 5.2″ will come.

  • Orion

    Well just like I said…shamu=big. This will be my next phone for sure.

  • Justin W

    If the display is AMOLED (not likely), then I’d jump on this. Maybe. Depending on battery life reports.

  • tech247

    I may or may not be happy about this news. I just don’t know.

  • Vaporware

    Its really pretty simple here guys and gals.

    1. Nexus 5 (2014) which will be a rebranded Moto X (2014).
    2. Nexus 6/X with stretched Moto X chassis with upgraded specs to replace the Nexus 7.
    3. Nexus 9 to replace the Nexus 10.

    These will be the three new devices revealed mid October for November release.

    You can take that to the bank!

    • Kenton Douglas

      Nah, Moto wouldn’t get two devices. They could leave the N5 with LG and just upgrade the internals.

  • Josh Clarence

    Unless the bezels are basically nonexistent unlike the mockup then I don’t want that big of a phone.

  • The big screen is a downer for me, best I can hold is 5.5 wirh really thin bezel

  • Thomas Wolfe

    Take my money

  • sgtguthrie

    Okay, I love my 5.5″ screen on my note 3, but 5.9″? I don’t think my hands or pockets could do it.

    • Destroythanet

      Note 3’s screen is 5.7″ Not too far away from this one.

    • Bruce Purvis

      Um…the Note 3 has a 5.7 inch screen not 5.5.

    • rhynoe

      i was gonna hold out for this instead of getting the note 4, but then remebered how annoying the lack of sd card slot is on nexus models. i went ahead and preordered the note 4. while id prefer the larger nexus, id miss the sd card support. i know usb otg will prob be a option but as i travel alot it is just one more thing to keep up with. dont regret decision to go with note 4. im sure the nexus will be a beast, just cant do it without the sd card.

    • David Fishbeck

      Note 3 is 5.7″

  • Alex B

    I will be devastated if this doesn’t come out for verizon. Didn’t order the note 4 because I wanted a bigger screen. This fits the bill perfectly.

  • Boss Don Biggavels

    If this is Motorola, there is a good chance of landing on VZW with Droid branding. Droid Quark, anyone?

    • alphanu22

      VZW will get the Moto S instead. No Nexus 6 unfortunately-

      • Brian Kircher

        I’m OK with vz getting the moto s, chances are that means the S will have all of the active display stuff that is on the moto x and droid line. Which is what I was really hoping for.

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    Geeze she’s a big one!!! all I’m thinking is “really wish I knew when the T-Mobile Z3 releases”

    • monkeybutts

      When the iPhone hype dies most likely. Sony is losing a lot of money in mobile. They do not want to be competing with Apple or even Samsung for now.

      • ThunderJayHawk35

        idk there’s NOTHING but praise from a lot of websites hell even phone Arena who in their video review had the BALLS to say the head and chin bezel was annoying… but the waterproofing makes up for it.. but the iPhone 6/6+ have the same if not more head and chin bezel and didn’t have a problem with it… so If they praise it and only “problem” was a Lil bezel… that’s a damn good phone that deserves and has earned the right to get as much attention as moto/Samsung/LG

        • monkeybutts

          the average consumer doesn’t care about sony though, how many people still get samsung over HTC or LG just cause it’s samsung?

  • Rodeojones000

    No. That is a horrible phone size. I hope this turns out to be a failure along the lines of the Facebook phone or Fire phone just so Google realizes what a terrible decision this is and never does it again.

  • monkeybutts

    I don’t want a phone that big.

  • shamatuu

    really hope they do a smaller version

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This thing is way too damn big (for me) . . . i hope 2 models means one is smaller! Though I’m not sure that makes sense. I already look at my OnePlus like it’s already a little too big for me. . . . I would never get a bigger device. Nexus 5 will have to last me another year

  • Such

    Done & done. Moto take my money NOW!! Been waiting for a nexus/moto phablet forever!

    • alphanu22

      Bamboo Back Option!? Take My First Born NOW!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    No Whale for me please. I’m on a diet

  • Marcellus1

    Really needs a 64 bit chip to show off the shiny new 64 bit OS

  • Jpx

    I’m getting it no matter what, but damn 5.9″ is huge. I really hope this ends the new sizes. Nexus 5 for regular sizes, Nexus 6 for phablets, Nexus 7 for small tablets, Nexus 9/10 for large tablets

  • Frankiie

    I don’t mind, just give a 3000+mah battery. 🙂

    • M3D1T8R

      Should be 4k+ if it’s indeed 6″ at 1440. But they’ll skimp on it like they usually do with Nexus devices. 3500 minimum though.

  • JayMars84

    My thoughts?

    “Should I get the Z3 Compact in black or white?”

    • I got it in red! 😛

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Wait…You got one? Where’d you order it from? LTE Bands?

      • Droidtommy

        I think that you my friend, are living all our (phone) dreams! :- )

      • Mike_Cook7

        Are you planning to review the Z3 Compact? I am really interested in that phone…

        • Trysta

          I 2nd this. Please post a review, especially of camera and software.

    • M3D1T8R

      Red! Actually I’d get my wife the great looking green one but it seems to be unavailable.

  • Honestly I’m not interested in any device that’s simply a phone with a big screen. The Note is the only true Phablet and cannot be duplicated.

  • hopefully there is a 6″ (diagonal) square version to compete with BlackBerry, am I right?

    • Balthazar_B

      It’ll have to be triangular. Apple has already patented rectangles and squares.

  • Guest

    Please NO. Anything but that! NO!!!

    • Gato Mafioso
      • Miguel

        That’s just too big, I second that, Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    • Charles Walker

      Be thankful it’s only 5.9″! Next year it will be 7″! 5 years from now consumers won’t be able to fit through a doorway and they’re going to love it because well… bigger will always be better right? Welcome to the phablet world where phones are no more!

  • …and I’m sitting here just crossing my fingers that we’ll see it released on VZW. Dreams sometimes come true, right?

    • Not in Android land, player.

    • Derek Traini

      I’ll join you.

    • Vanquishgc

      I’m wishing myself. But the sad truth is that it’s never gonna happen. Otherwise I’d be real quick to unload my M8 to get one. Oh well, guess I’ll just wait til the spring releases…..

  • Will ⚽

    Would be an instant buy if it wasn’t “Bigger than bigger.”

    • This.

    • tyguy829

      if the new iphone is bigger than bigger, and shamu is bigger than that, is this bigger than biger than bigger? and is bigger than bigger than bigger bigger than bigger?

    • velocipedes

      Nexus 5 is already at my limit.

      Of course, I said that about the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. And also the Droid X.

      So who knows.

      • Jaredsutter

        Nexus 5 is .5mm wider and .5mm thinner than N4. N4 and GNex have the same screen size. Those changes are minimal, whereas going to a 5.9″ Nexus will be a huge difference.

  • NOOO, I want it to be smaller than that…

    • The Dude

      That’s what she said!
      no, she didnt…

  • Trevor

    Unfortunately, if the screen is really that big, I probably won’t be buying the Nexus phone this year 🙁

    • Paul Hansen

      There are many rumors that there will be at least 2 maybe 3 nexus devices this year. Likely different vendors though.

      • 3.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Haven’t seen you guys write up on those 3 options before. Is it supposed to be 3 different OEMS? Any juice to that rumor?

          • Justin W

            Well, there was the 2 original (whale above, a 5.2″ device), not sure about the other (aside from the HTC Nexus 9, but I’m not sure if that’s counted in with this or not).

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Hmm never heard of there even being 2. Interesting.

          • vincent scala

            i Heard there might be a Nexus 5 2014 with 5.2in display and bumped up specs that is what i’m hoping for otherwise i’m sticking with my G3

          • ClikFire _

            5.2 or 5.5 sounds perfect and the max for me. Anything over 5.5 needs an S Pen or Galaxy Note type features to utilize the space imo.

          • JoshGroff

            I agree, the larger real estate means nothing without the tools/software to utilize it.

          • cns2007

            I had the same thought, which makes me wonder if the official release of L will reveal a surprise or two.

          • Droidtommy

            I”ve actually already bought the Nexus 9, they just don’t know it yet.

        • coh303

          Verizon Verizon Verizon (crosses fingers and then cries himself to sleep because it will never happen)

          • lion

            All they have to do is put Verizon band LTE antennas. Let’s hope they will… Google knows VoLTE is here; it was announced over a year ago to be running on VZW by now. It takes Google about 9 months to make a nexus so let’s pray that Verizon did not try and block them.

          • nate

            If they can make LTE radios with the range of current CDMA radios, then I’ll be OK. Otherwise, I go outside the range of LTE where I live too often for an exclusively VoLTE device.

            Also, VoLTE in its current state only works between two VoLTE phones on Verizon.

          • Character0

            Also for some reason Verizon makes you go into your account to turn on VoLTE, why not just turn it on for everyone. Then let the software on the phone be the switch to turn it on. Heck, they even know the phone on your account so they could turn it on automatically for the G2 and S5. I wonder if this is a way of still making it so they have to approve the device on the network even with a pure LTE phone.

          • Abgar Musayelyan

            you really cant make an out of network call on VoLTE?

          • Jondan Rothfus

            The trick isn’t for Google to make a “Nexus”-branded device using Verizon’s network. The trick is Verizon allowing Google to give users a Nexus-experience on the network. This is what happend with the Galaxy Nexus. Admittedly, even that phone was several years ago when Android (and by extension Google) didn’t have the market share and therefore pull that they otherwise did. It is still Verizon, however. As much as I’d love having a new Nexus phone coming to Verizon, even if it were announced, I feel that Google and/or Verizon would both have to make statements assuring users that Shamu isn’t just a GNex on steroids.

          • AT&T wants your business

          • coh303

            I would love to have that option, but unfortunately Verizon and US cellular are literally the only options in Nebraksa

        • Bob G

          Half Life 3 confirmed!

      • Will ⚽

        Three devices or three phones? … We have three devices: nexus 7, nexus 10, and nexus 5.

        • Larizard

          Obviously, we can conclude that the next Nexii will be: Nexus 6, Nexus 8, and Nexus 9.
          Or Google can throw an odd-ball and announce a Nexus 2 and Nexus 3.

          Everything else below 10 is taken.

      • ClikFire _

        I wonder fi thats why they killed Android Silver maybe decided to stick with Nexus as their Silver.

      • Godzilla

        yeah…….like last year that had the same rumors? believe it when i see it

    • Carlton Crasher

      when i got my phone replacement from google 2 weeks ago my note 3 promptly became a dashcam in my car…i liked the phone but that size for one handed operation just no…

    • Weak Sauce

      That resolution with 805 will perform no better than 1080p on 801. Not good.

      • M3D1T8R

        801 at 1080 performs perfectly, as 805 at 1440 does as well, so no problem there.

  • ThatBabyAintMine

    If this is the only phone Nexus Google releases this year and it’s a 6″, I hope low sales will make them realize that bigger is not always better!

    • santy83

      Noooooooo. dont ever say that ! we are lucky to have Nexus this year. Low sales and they may discontinue Nexus line altogether.

  • Ralph Bretz

    I really hope it’s not that big. Not interested in a phablet and I’ve been waiting for years to finally be able to leave Verizon and get another Nexus.

  • alphanu22

    if the Moto X 2014 passed the bend test, this will be no problem for the Shamu.
    Deff my next Purchase-

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Please be two models, please be two models..

    • Balthazar_B

      Two models? Black and red?

      • Pootis Man

        Um. No.

    • J Davis

      Please be on verizon, please be on verizon..

      Don’t wake me I’m dreaming!!

      • Ranth

        insta buy if this is on verizon

        • michael arazan

          This is why I am waiting on buyiing a 2nd gen X or Droid Turbo.

          Google Promised last November they were working with Verizon, outside of the Neus 7 2013, on 2 devices for/with Verizon and we have not seen anything yet and are almost into Q4

      • Zoloft_User

        I’ll meet you there…

      • Jeremy Martin

        Maybe thats why Verizon didnt allow Motorola to have a Developer version of the Moto X 2014 this year because they knew that Moto will be releasing a VZW version of the Nexus? 🙂

        One can only dream.

        • BillySuede

          that’s very plausible

          • Crockett Kimberlin

            Thats very hopeful

      • adbFreedom

        If Verizon will ever get another Nexus, this would be the one due to the Moto/VZW relationship I would think

      • WickedToby741

        Isn’t that the Droid Turbo? They seem like spec sisters.

        • AxemRed

          The Droid Turbo will be smaller than Shamu. It’s only ~2.5mm taller and ~0.5mm wider than the Moto X (2014,) so it will probably have a 5.2 screen.

      • Lucky Armpit

        No kidding, would love to have one of these if only on Verizon.

      • Charles Walker

        I would suspect Verizon customers are numb to recurring disappointment by now…?

        • apjans

          I thought I was, but every time someone makes an argument in favor of verizon getting a nexus, something in the back of my head says “…Maybe it IS possible!”

    • Highly doubt that would happen

    • Kate Upton is obviously #1, but who would the second model be?

      heh dad jokes

    • B Brad

      Yes, two models… and please skip the fancy design levi/bamboo skins that will be hidden by a case anyways. A replaceable battery would be really nice. That way you don’t throw away a $500 phone to replace a $15 battery or *gasp* replace it with a larger one. The moto x’s battery is embarrassing.

      • san q

        I know as much as I love the nexus I can’t switch from the batt performance on the moto x vs the gn3…..I need something that can handle my kids needs lol

    • jeff manning

      Xperia z3 compact nexus please

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        You sir have the right idea!

      • Amit E

        talk about a true insta-buy

      • TheScientists

        Been recording my dreams?

    • red014

      Here’s hoping that the second model is the Nexus version of the “Droid Turbo” or whateverthefuck they’re calling it. Or just an upgraded Nexus 5 with an 805 inside.

  • Shamu

    Again, this is a must buy! Especially since it’s already named after me.