Motorola Shamu Nexus phablet gains support thanks to new report

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: July 28, 2014

Motorola logo Droid Razr Maxx HD

If the thought of a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus smartphone gets you excited, then you’re going to love the latest news about the device.

Three sources speaking to The Information say that shortly after Lenovo agreed to purchase Motorola, Google began to collaborate with the folks at Moto on a new Nexus smartphone. The report doesn’t mention any specs of the device, but it does describe this Motorola Nexus as a “phablet,” which seemingly supports the claim that the device could have a screen as large as 5.9 inches.

Google has turned to LG for the past two Nexus phones, so El Goog is likely ready to turn to a new partner on the next Nexus smartphone. And after teaming up with HTC, Samsung and LG, why not turn to Motorola, a company that Google was pretty close with for a while?

Also included in today’s The Information report is word that Android Silver may be running into some issues. It’s said that some at Google, including soon-to-be-departing Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, wanted Silver to replace Nexus. Now that Arora is leaving Google, though, it’s unclear how much support Google plans to give to Silver.

So what do you make of today’s rumors? Now that the thought of a large Nexus smartphone from Motorola has had time to marinate in your brain, do you think that you’d buy such a device?

Via Android Police, The Information