No Nexus tablet In 2015 from Google, but two new phones…


The Google Nexus was something of a departure from the Nexus program with its huge size and similarly high price tag, but it may have been an emergency release after the collapse of Android Silver.

Many have wondered if Google would commit further to the Nexus program and it sounds like the answer is yes, in a big way.

There are details circulating online of two new Nexus phones that are expected later in 2015, but the company currently has no plans for a new tablet, at least this year. That’s a shame, but it’s no surprise considering the global flattening off of tablet sales.

No new Nexus tablet, but two phones in the works…

Phone 1: the LG “Angler”

If the rumours are true it would be the first time that Google has released two Nexus phones in one year. The LG “Angler” phone will apparently have a 5.2-inch screen and a 2,700 mAh battery, as well as possibly on ARM chip, though it could be a Snapdragon 808. That’s the same 6-core chip that is used in the flagship LG G4, which would make the Angler device the Nexus 5 that everyone has been longing for.

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Phone 2: the Huawei “Bullhead”

The Huawei Bullhead will be a larger, phablet-sized device compared with the LG model, sporting a 5.7-inch screen. It also sounds like Huawei plans to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in this Nexus, although that might obviously change before release. The battery capacity is around 3,500 mAh, making this device almost identical to the 2015 Nexus 6, but with a slightly more manageable form factor.

Both phones should be released around October. So it looks like the Nexus 9 will have to remain Google’s flagship tablet for another year or so, as the latest information suggests that no new Nexus tablet is planned.

SOURCE: Android Police.



  1. Giles Peach on

    Looking forward to more details about the LG contender. If it has the same camera as the G4, they could be on to an absolute winner.

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