Nexus 6 Was Spotted in GeekBench Results with the Name Motorola Shamu


Rumors on Nexus X/Nexus 6 are not new. They have been doing the rounds for a long time. If the newest of rumors are to be believed, the release of Nexus 6 is due in this month.


Should we take this rumor seriously? Perhaps not. If Nexus 6 was indeed to release this month, news outlets would have received invites sent from Google or Motorola. But they haven’t received any invitation so far. Hence, the release date is not known.

In order to get an idea of when the device would release, we need to delve in the past. But we do so, we’d like to inform our readers the device has appeared in GeekBench. A benchmark score was derived and the device performed remarkably. The device made an appearance with the name of Nexus X Shamu and outperformed other devices.

The score made by Nexus X Shamu in the GeekBench 3.2 Multi-Core Results was 3199. In the single core test, the device made a score of 1040. The Multi-Core score was better than Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5, HTC One M8, LG G3 and Apple iPhone 5S. It’s possible that the benchmark score was actually faked. It is also possible that the handset that appeared in GeekBench wasn’t the final product. However, if the score is genuine, it’s a good indicator of what we could expect.


Nexus-X-benchmark-Geekbench-3-01Normally, a device releases shortly after it makes an appearance in a benchmark score test. Thus, we could safely assume that there isn’t much time left before the release of Nexus 6.

The rumors suggest Nexus 6/Nexus X will be a one-of-a-kind device. It could very well be the biggest handset Google has released so far. The device will reportedly have a 5.9 inch screen and it will feature QHD display to render pristine quality pictures. The handset will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Its random access memory will have 3GB capacity.

Camera is one of the most sought after features of a Smart device these days. Nexus 6 is rumored to arrive with a 13MP back camera and a 2MP front camera. The screen will have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The 2K resolution will make watching movies and other videos an enjoyable experience. The back camera will reportedly have optical image stabilization capability and to support it, the battery capacity will be of 3200mAh.

The device will reportedly be developed by Motorola. Even though there’s however no official confirmation from Motorola on this, the handset appeared in GeekBench test with the name of Motorola Shamu. Chances therefore are really high that Nexus X/Nexus 6 will be manufactured by Motorola. There was previously a rumor that LG will develop Nexus 6. However, in the light of recent news, we can take it with a grain of salt.

Nexus 6 will reportedly run Android L. The upcoming Android version was showcased at this year’s Google I/O that took place in June.