Before the iPhone launches, most individuals are speaking about what the iPhone will appear to be and what it should function. After the iPhone launches, individuals speak about what the iPhone seems like and what it options. At least, that’s the way it feels. There is much more going on in the smartphone business earlier than and after, although. For instance, BlackBerry just announced a new square phone. Samsung’s got a wearable with 3G connectivity. Things are occurring!
Okay, however, let’s not speak about Apple’s new flagship system. Instead, let’s speak about the competitors. Part of the competitors. The Nexus 6, or Nexus X, or Nexus Shamu (I’d purchase it only for the identify, if that have been the case) is coming, and a report issued final night time outlines some fairly spectacular options. There’s quite a bit to be enthusiastic about when it comes to what’s believed to be the next Nexus-branded smartphone, so I can see why some people would need to maintain out for it.
Indeed, I might not be an enormous fan of the rumored display measurement, but when the new Nexus smartphone is a much bigger model of Motorola’s new Moto X, I’m not positive how I’m going to be able to ignore it. (Yes, there are nonetheless rumors that there'll be a smaller Nexus launched round the similar time, however I’ve been burned too many occasions by the “multiple Nexus!” fodder that will get tossed round yearly.)
With a strong processor beneath the hood, (hopefully) a powerful digital camera on the again, and a show that may be value taking a look at the Nexus Shamu (I’ll proceed to name it this, even after it launches with a quantity or letter, as a result of Shamu) is primed to be one among the greatest units launched in 2014. Which shouldn’t be too huge of a shock. The Nexus smartphone lineup has confirmed to be a reasonably good benchmark — and not only for Android, both, even when that’s what it’s supposed to be used for.
With the report final night time, I began to simply cringe at the rumored, but once more, display measurement of 5.9-inches. I’m not a fan of giant handsets, it’s why I skip numerous them as my every day driver. But, realizing that I am truly contemplating the Nexus Shamu, far more than I even thought-about choosing up an iPhone 6 Plus (sorry, one final time), is a lightbulb over my head that it’s not a lot the measurement or the specs that’s gained me over.
It’s the Nexus identify.
It hasn’t all the time been good, however the ship has definitely been righted as of lately, and if they will proceed on their path, the next Nexus smartphone will in all probability be one other superb handset — even when it'll by no means attain the similar excessive-profile, highlight-in search of stage presence that different handsets attain (and so many others crave).
It will all come down to pricing and the official specs, however because it stands proper now, I’m in settlement with my fellow editor, Anna. I’m looking forward to the next Nexus smartphone. What about you?