Google is preparing to enter the phablet market with the release of the Nexus 6 sometime this month, according to the latest report.
Three separate sources contacted the Wall Street Journal to reveal this information, and though they wouldn't give a more specific date, they did confirm that Motorola will be manufacturing the smartphone, codenamed "Shamu".
With a 5.9-inch display, the Nexus 6 will be the largest smartphone to sport the Nexus brand name, and marks Google's entry into the fast-growing phablet market.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note and its successors have had a lot of success with bringing large-screen smartphones (commonly known as phablets) to markets across the world, especially in emerging markets where they are seen as both an alternative to a desktop or laptop computer as well as a status symbol.
Recently, Apple has found success with the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, its largest iPhone ever with a screen size of 5.5-inches. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will come with a 5.7-inch screen.
Currently the largest Nexus smartphone is the Nexus 5 which as its name suggests comes with a 5-inch screen. The Nexus 6 looks like it will fill the phablet-sized hole in Google's Nexus line up, and we should find out just how successfully later this month.
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