Aug, 08 2013

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I think it goes without saying that you should take the following information with the tiniest grain of salt. If you’re allergic to rumor, speculation, and industry gossip, you’ve had your fair warning. For the rest of you, welcome, and let’s start gossiping.

Remember our good friend Taylor Wimberly? This is the guy that spent a portion of his time on Google+ leaking just about everything there was to know about the Moto X. We’d say for the most part, his leaks were accurate, leading us to believe his sources within Motorola were legit. Fast forward to today when Taylor made waves after posting the following message:

“Motorola will release a Nexus smartphone in Q4 (that is not the Moto X).”

You may remember a Google Play Edition of the Moto X is said to release a little later this year, and many disappointed to find the full retail cost of the X wouldn’t hit the now standard Nexus pricing model. Could Googorola really be planning to release a Nexus device of their own this year, hitting that price-point Android fans have grown to love? More importantly, could they do it without stepping on the toes of their current OEM partners? All that remains to be seen. We’re curious to hear your guys’ thoughts on this rumor and if a Nexus Maxx would be your dream device.

UPDATE: As some of you in the comments have pointed out, it’s entirely possible Google could be planning to release a revised Nexus 4 (ala the Nexus 7 2013), which would leave the door wide open for a 5-inch Nexus 5 from LG. Again, your guess is as good as anyone else’s as there is literally no hard evidence, but it’s fun to play along, isn’t it?

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