News: Google Teases Nexus 6 in Leaked Android Ads

Google Teases Nexus 6 in Leaked Android Ads

Amid rumors of a 6-inch phablet Nexus and the impending release of Android "L", Google posted—then quickly removed—a trio of ads for their industry-leading mobile OS.

Boasting a new slogan of be together. not the same, the Mountain View tech giant looks to be touting Android's wide variety of supported devices as its biggest strength.

But the most intriguing news here is an apparent confirmation of the rumored Nexus 6. Previous leaks indicate that Google has been working with Motorola on a 6-inch Quad HD phablet, and the third leaked ad in the series seems to verify these claims.

As a group of Androidified folks wait at a bus stop, one of the characters pulls out a rather large phone in the mold of a Moto X. The on-screen navigation buttons are identical to those found in the preview version of the upcoming Android "L" release, so it's safe to assume we're looking at an animated version of the Nexus 6.

The ads, which were intended for use during YouTube videos, link to a site that shares its name with the new Android slogan. While not yet operational, the domain name was purchased 10 days ago, indicating that Google will be promoting its mobile operating system like never before.

As new versions of Android are typically launched alongside a Nexus device, Android "L" and the Nexus 6 look to be fast upon us. Which are you more excited about? Let us know in the comments section below, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


The leaks are really starting to pour in now. This morning, long-time Android insider Evan Blass (AKA @evleaks) posted the first official render of the new Nexus 6. While not an actual photo of the device, this official press rendering gives us our first clean look at the Moto X-inspired phablet, which includes several new Material Design home screen icons.

As if that weren't enough to get you riled up, Android head Sundar Pichai posted a video teasing the common name of the upcoming Android release. Heretofore dubbed simply "L", the video confirms the version number of this release will be 5.0. But the common name is left up for speculation—we know it'll be named after a dessert that starts with the letter "L", but that's about it.

As the "audition" depicted here speculates, there are many delicious dessert codenames to choose from. Black and red Licorice make subtle cameos, and Lemon Meringue Pie is shown front-and-center. Conspicuously absent, however, is the obvious choice—Lollipop.

According to Jay McGregor of Forbes, both the Nexus 6 and a Nexus 9 tablet will be announced tomorrow via a simple blog post. Pre-orders are slated for October 17th, with both devices being ready for purchase on November 3rd. No word yet on when Android 5.0 will be made available to existing devices, but stay tuned right here for future updates.

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