Could Google launch two Nexus smartphones this year?

Google NexusDespite rumours earlier this year that Google was about to retire its Nexus program, it now appears that it may have slightly more ambitious plans for it than previously thought. Recent rumours about the Google Nexus 6, of the Nexus X as it might be known when it launches, have painted a confusing picture about the size of the display. Some have suggested a 5.9-inch one while more recent ones have suggested a 5.2-inch one. New details obtained by PhoneArena may have shed some light on this little conundrum. They suggest that Google could end up launching two Nexus smartphones this year.

It all goes back to earlier rumours that Motorola may be readying eight devices for launch by the end of the year. Among them are two possible Moto S models, one with a 5.9-inch display and another with a 5.2-inch one. Only one may launch and which does may well depend on how well the Moto X+1 is received. If it decides to go ahead with the 5.9-inch model as the Moto S, its smaller sibling could end up launching as a second Nexus device as a companion to the 5.9-inch Nexus X.

In other words, Google will likely launch the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 tablet and 5.9-inch Google Nexus X alongside Android L (Lemon Meringue Pie?). A third Nexus device, the 5.2-inch model, would then possibly join these two if Motorola decides not to launch it as a Motorola-branded device.

It all sounds like Motorola is still trying to lock down its product roadmap and working with Google to find a new home for unused devices.

Source : Phone Arena