Motorola Nexus 6, internally named Shamu, shows up on benchmarks

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2016

It looks like Motorola will be the partners for the Nexus 6, after three solid years of not working with Google on any project while they were a subsidiary. The Nexus 6, internally known as Shamu, has boasted very high-end specs on AnTuTu benchmark.

In a graphics benchmark, the smartphone showed some interesting information. Firstly, it is running Android  L, the new OS update from Android, set to completely change the design on mobile, alongside a new ART runtime, Project Volta for power usage and enhanced notifications.


Internally, the Nexus 6 will be a beast, running a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU clocked at 2.6GHz, 3GB of RAM and Adreno 420 GPU. The benchmarks say 24GB of storage available on the device, this means 8GB of storage is taken up by Android L.

Other specs on the Nexus 6 include a 5.2 2560 x 1440 resolution display and 12MP rear camera. No word on if this will include OIS, on the AnTuTu benchmark is states it will not feature HDR settings, perhaps this will change with the official version.

The Nexus 6 might be the last in the line for Google’s Nexus program. Plenty of rumors have said Google will move away from Nexus and onto Android Silver, a new program that rewards developers for sticking with a stock look and feel.

Motorola has already focused on making their devices look the same way as Nexus devices. The only additions Motorola add to the OS are services, like Moto Assist. This does give Motorola an advantage when building the Nexus 6.

This is not the only flagship we are expecting from Motorola in the months to come, the Moto X has been available for over a year, and it is approaching the time when the Android device needs an update.

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