Recently, we heard that Google and Motorola are working together on a Nexus phablet carrying a 5.9-inch display size, and codenamed Shamu.
According to a new report from The Information, Google started working with Motorola on a Nexus phablet right after its sale with Lenovo, citing three people familiar with the matter.
Separately, Motorola is also getting a boost from working on an undisclosed phone-tablet project with Google—the type of initiative which, ironically, it could not pursue as a Google subsidiary due to concerns about favoring the house-owned Android vendor over others
After Lenovo agreed to buy Motorola, Google’s Android unit began working with Motorola to develop a co-branded “Nexus” phone that’s considered to be a “phablet,” or phone-tablet, because of its large screen size, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
The report doesn’t provide a lot of details about what the phablet would bring at the table, but confirms it that it’s in the pipeline. Additionally, calling it a phablet in the report adds more credence to the previous rumor that it may come with a 5.9-inch screen size.
Rumors hinted that Google may ditch the Nexus program in favor of the Android Silver program, but it seems that’s not happening any time soon. Google is also rumored to be working on a Nexus tablet, in collaboration with HTC dubbed as the HTC Volantis.
Let’s just take this with a pinch of salt, we’ll update you as soon as we get any more details about the alleged Nexus phablet.
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