Washington: As smartphone market is going red hot with the arrival of Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8), now new report recons that Google is working on Google Nexus 6 for its flagship smartphone of 2014.
The projection is based on the notion that Google would want to stand on the middle-ground when competing with its closest rivals Apple and Samsung.
Rumors are swirling that Samsung is allowing a preview of the Galaxy S5 on February 24 though analysts are convinced that the actual rollout will not happen until March or April.
According to reports, Apple is said to be eyeing a September debut for its first phablet, the iPhone 6, which actually is keeping with the tech giant’s release calendar.
So the sweet spot for Google to uncage the Nexus 6 is mid-part of Q3 2014 but there should be a peek to occur prior to the grand uncloaking.
The best bet would be on May or June, depending on when exactly the Nexus maker is planning to stage its yearly I/O Developers Conference.
With the Nexus 6 intro schedule seemingly settled, Google can then focus on the more essential things packing its signature phone with the insane features that would make it a worthy opponent of the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5.
If the recently unveiled LG Pro 2 will prove as the Nexus 6 in the making, the latter’s likely screen size is nearly six inches and to complement such impressive display feature Google is proving a muscled graphic engine that will fire up a sweet 2K resolution.
The guesswork makes sense as 2K is becoming the smartphone screen standard beginning in 2014. The Galaxy S5 is whispered to deliver the same screen attribute and so is the iPhone 6. To attract attention, Google will need to match such superlatives.
Apple introduced a new era in mobile device computing when it let out the iPhone 5S late last year with 64-bit computing prowess. Not to be outdone, Samsung soon declared that the Galaxy S4 successor will also run on the same set of instructions.
The two titans leave no choice for Google it has to follow suit. It is yet unclear if a Snapdragon CPU will be ready in time for the Nexus 6 debut this year but Google can tap Samsung to supply the 64-bit chip that will power the device.
That means the next Nexus phone would rely on Exynos octa-core technology for its processing requirements, which is not impossible at all. Google and Samsung, after all, are Android allies.
Apple has embedded Touch ID on the iPhone 5S home button and chances are, Samsung will do the same with the Galaxy S5 and the latter’s render will likely cover the entire touchscreen area that will afford better device security features to users.
The trend, no doubt, points to robust security measures that will come out of the box with high-end smartphones so Google will have to offer the same. The Nexus maker can opt to deliver the same feature or even pair fingerprint scanner with iris reader so as to differentiate its take on biometric security features for mobile devices.
And despite these insanely great features residing on the Nexus 6 on release date, Android watchers believe that the handset will remain affordable – pretty much reflecting the price tags carried by the Nexus 5, which should make the vanilla Android phone all the more irresistible.