Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ the rumored Nexus 6 surfaces

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A couple of weeks ago we reported rumors were circulating that Motorola was building the next Nexus (6). Now we can add a little more speculation to the Nexus rumor mill for your enjoyment.

There has been wide speculation that a device ‘Codename Shamu’ is the Nexus 6 although this has not been confirmed by either Google or Motorola. However Shamu suddenly appeared on the GFX Benchmark Database fuelling suggesting that the Nexus is getting nearer and nearer.

The GFX Benchmark Database is a site used to compare cross-platform device performance and on the Shamu page posted some interesting results. Firstly Shamu will have a 5.2” screen with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. In addition will be touchscreen with at least 5 finger gesture support. There are also a lot of associations being made that the processor will be a Snapdragon 801 (upgraded from its previous model’s 800 processor). This has not been confirmed on the GFX benchmark page although its performance results seem to be in alignment with other devices which do use the Snapdragon.

The other details provided is Shamu will contain a back facing 12MP camera (Capable of 4k video), a 2MP front facing camera, 3GB RAM and 24 GB internal memory.

Now again, these results have not been verified and it possible benchmarks can be faked but as the buzz around Shamu builds it can only be a matter of time before we get something concrete. Of course, we will keep you up to date on any Nexus 6 and Shamu related information as it comes in.

So what do you think? Is Shamu the Nexus 6? Do the specs further confirm this? Or as some critics are suggesting does these specs not offer enough difference from the Nexus 5 to be the next Nexus?

Let us know your thoughts.


A guy who has travelled too much and seen most of the world has to offer. Now just fascinated with technology with a specific focus on Android, custom mods and personalizing devices to represent us all better. When not playing with his phone or tablet can be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm.


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