Android M is Announced and the Release of Nexus 5 (2015) Imminent
Over the years, Google has been announcing new software at its annual conference Google I/O before introducing it on its flagship device. This year is not likely to be different. We have high anticipation that Google is going to announce the launch of Google Nexus 5 given that it has already announced its new firmware, the Android M.
Sources privy to this matter have intimated that the release date for upcoming Google Nexus 5 may be towards the end of this year. As we can remember, Motorola Nexus 6 was released by Google in November after it had announced the Android L at its I/O in 2014. Android L later came to be known as Android Lollipop 5.0.
The announcement of Android M is, therefore, a strong indication that the launch of Nexus 5 (2015) might not be far off. Android M was announced at the Google I/O 2015 on Thursday, 28 May. We also expect that letter “M” will be named after a sweet like in the past. Names that have been suggested include Marshmallow, Muffin, Macaroon, M&M’s, Milkshake, Mocha Java Cake and Molasses. The new software has features like Power management or Doze mode, native fingerprint support, app permissions, Android Pay integration, and Chrome Custom Tabs.
Google is tight-lipped on its upcoming device, but several sources have claimed that it will be named the Nexus 5 (2015) and will be a variant of the 2013 LG Nexus 5. Android Police reported that the search giant is planning to release two devices: one with codename “Huawei Angler” and the other with codename “LG Bullhead”. The former will be manufactured by Huawei, a Chinese company, and is believed to be Motorola Nexus 6 successor. The later is to be manufactured by LG, and is believed to be the Nexus 5 (2015).
MobiPicker reports that Google’s new device might have a 5.7-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels, and that it might be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. The same source claims that the device could be referred to as Huawei Angler or Nexus 6 successor considering its screen size.
However, the device is expected to have a 5.2-inch screen and is likely to be driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It is expected to use a 2700 mAh battery. Google seems to have learned a lesson from the Nexus 6 which had a 6-inch display and had a lukewarm response from gadget lovers for its huge display size.