New Nexus device won’t be ‘Nexus 6’

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The latest news to come out surrounding the Google and Motorola collaboration about the new Nexus device is that it won’t be called the ‘Nexus 6’. This is due to a lawsuit that is being pursued by the estate of Philip K. Dick, who was a prominent sci-fi novelist. In his 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?”, a bounty hunter hunts down androids known as Nexus-6 models.

The Philip K. Dick estate has been pursuing this lawsuit since the first Nexus device was released in early 2010. They believe that it is infringement on their intellectual-property rights.

If Google were to name their new Nexus device, the ‘6’, it could be clearly seen as copyright infringement of the 1968 novel. The codename that is circulating around the new Nexus device has been ‘Nexus X’, which is not yet confirmed.

The new Nexus device is expected to ship with a 5.9 inch QHD display (1440 x 2560), a Snapdragon 805 CPU, and a 13 megapixel camera featuring optical image stabilization (OIS). This will most likely see a late–October or early-November release.Rumor has it, it will be a quiet Halloween release.

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