I can't see Google releasing L alongside the 64-Bit Nexus 9 (or whatever it's called) and then also releasing a new Nexus phone that is "only" 32-Bit. It seems contradictory. Google: "Welcome to 64-Bit android!" "...and here is our new Nexus 5 (2014) that doesn't support it!"
Who knows, I could certainly be wrong. Maybe they would do that. But I don't think so.
Personally, I don't think we're going to see a new Nexus 5/6 this year if it has to use a Snapdragon 801/805. It just doesn't make sense. We've heard very few rumors about the new Nexus phone as well, but plenty about the tablet, which seems to me to indicate that the new Nexus may turn into a Q1/Q2 2015 affair.
Of course there are other options. Nvidia and Google have been working very closely on project Denver. Early on, Nvidia claimed that the primary goal of Denver was to create a powerful SOC that would be "phone friendly". HUGE speculation, and most likely wrong, but there is always the possibility that we may see Denver in the Nexus 9, as well as in the Nexus 5/6. They would need to pair the SOC with a modem, however, which may not be bad, depending on which modem they were to use - Nvidia's own Icera modems are just not that competitive right now. Intel, however, has a brand new beast of a modem in the XMM7260. I can dream, and my dream of the next Nexus is with a power optimized (lower clocks, voltages, binned) project Denver on-board with an XMM7260 baseband.
...but even I know that last dream is highly unlikely..hah.
So that looks the least-fake photo I've seen but that sticker..... still has fake-ness hints.
If true a 6" size then I'm disappointed. A large phone makes sense to those who want one device and that doesn't make sense when you got the likes of the Nexus 7 around in the Nexus line which can do a much better job of all the larger-screen tasks and comes with its own battery.
That niche of those who either have a decent one-device reason for one large phone, or those who just want bigger to show off, is not healthy, useful or relevant to phone development nor does it help Android at all as the GUI of Android, the purpose of Nexus line, to be capable of scaling down to <5" size upwards to tablets.
A 5" Nexus is right thing to do for Google Nexus line, simply tweak the weakest parts of Nexus 5 is the right thing to do (not its size but battery, camera, 64bit for Android's sake). If Google is actually going to make a 6" then idiots them and I'm just going to buy a used Nexus 5 as its near-perfect apart from a few issues which matters on the fringe.
I own a OnePlusOne and I'm saying factually from real solid nearly 2 months hands-on now, that >5" is not the way to go for a phone. The way to go is 5" phone and a decent pocketable tablet like a less-bezel Nexus 7 (the gPAD 8.3 comes close 19% bezel vs N7 29% bezel).
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Google Play =
+ good warranty support
- they charge SalesTax and postage.
I don't think there would be enough of a spec bump to warrant a new nexus 5 at this time.
While I would love a larger battery and an improved camera, the current ones on the nexus 5 aren't horrible by any means. I consistently get 5+ hours SOT with my nexus 5 and I don't have any issues w the camera.
And the nexus 5 is already the fastest android device out there. With ART enabled, my nexus 5 is blazingly fast.
I think the nexus x is the only new phone we are going to get this year.
why are you trying to state your opinion as fact? people are entitled to their own opinions you know... if he says the One+ is just right, you have no right to say he is wrong just because it's too big for you.
Oh you mean fancy names that generally don't mean anything?