Talk:Google Nexus

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Naming of the article[edit]

Hello all, when I started the article I named it "Google Nexus", however an editor later renamed it to "Nexus (Android phones)", however, I think that is not a better name. Therefore I am starting a discussion of the possible names for the article:

  • Google Nexus
  • Google's Nexus
  • Nexus (Google brand)
  • Nexus (phone series)
  • Nexus (Android phones)
  • Nexus (series)
  • Nexus (brand)
  • Nexus (family)
  • Nexus (Google family)

The ones I think are the best are the first 3 ones on the list above, but feel free to give your opinion bellow or suggest another ones. The editor who originally renamed it said that "Phrase "Google Nexus" never used to refer to the series as a group", but the problem is that the group is rarely mentioned, and only ocasionally as "the Nexus brand" or "the Nexus family" --SF007 (talk) 01:55, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

You said:
the problem is that the group is rarely mentioned, and only ocasionally as "the Nexus brand" or "the Nexus family"
This is actually why I moved the article. If people only ever refer to "the Nexus brand/family/whatever" then the article shouldn't be at Google Nexus because this is a made up phrase. As for the other options - Nexus (brand) is too vague and could refer to half the items listed on the Nexus disambiguation page, though Nexus (Google brand) is a bit better but still not great. Nexus (family) isn't very descriptive and sounds like an article about a human family with the surname 'Nexus', and Nexus (Google family) is just confusing. The last option then is Nexus (phones), which is my preferred title (the 'Android' isn't really necessary since there aren't any non-Android phones with the same name). – Steel 02:50, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
You raise very good points and I more or less agree with you. I don't agree 100% that "Google Nexus" "is a made up phrase", for example, the official Twitter account of google is exactly "Google Nexus", and is not related to any particular phone, but to the brand/family/series/whatever [1], and so is this facebook account (not 100% sure if is the real one!). I would also like retract my comment that "Nexus family" is rarely used, adding that Softpedia used "Google's Nexus family" [2] and it also gets around 413000 hits on google (not counting with wikipedia results), so I admit I should have done more research before saying that... Nevertheless, I think I "get" your point regarding "Google Nexus". I agree with your opinions regarding Nexus (brand), Nexus (family) and mostly agree regarding Nexus (Google family). I would also appreciate if you expanded your opinion on Nexus (Google brand), I assume it is because "Nexus" is not so much about a "brand" but more about a series of phones (?). I think Nexus (phones) is not bad, but... I don't know... I just feel we can find a better one... how about simply adding "series"...? as in "Nexus (phones series)" ? I would also ask you to re-consider "Google Nexus" in light of the new info, but I perfectly understand if you keep your opinion unchanged. Cheers --SF007 (talk) 04:10, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Yeah I saw the Twitter and FB accounts. I don't really think they outweigh the other considerations though. In my opinion 'phones' is still the best, clearer and fewer words than 'Google brand'. 'series of phones' might work I guess? But that's still using three words when one would be fine. – Steel 13:18, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, I still think the current name is better (Google Nexus), but I'm willing to compromise. I've asked for input from the Google WikiProject, in the hopes they have some suggestions and insight, but assuming they don't oppose the change, I will also not oppose the change to one of the following (in order or preference): "Nexus (phone series)", "Nexus (phones)", "Nexus (series of phones)". I would just ask you to wait a week or two, in order to (hopefully) generate more opinions. Thanks. --SF007 (talk) 00:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

I think "Google Nexus (Android Phone Brand)-- (talk) 16:36, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

I don't see the point in complicating. This seems to be used both by Google and the media, so it clearly is the best name for the article. --Jerebin (talk) 07:18, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Please demonstrate where this is used by Google and the media. – Steel 13:48, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Seems more/less clear from a quick read above, but here are my findings:

--Jerebin (talk) 17:22, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Image realignment[edit]

You should drop the Nexus logo into the infobox above the picture and center it. The way it is now, left-aligned and outside of the box, is aesthetically displeasing. Not to mention, it makes the first paragraph's text wrap weirdly (which is the main reason I came here to suggest this). Later! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:29, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - M0rphzone (talk) 04:19, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Nexus Xoom[edit]

Why is the Motorola Xoom WiFi not listed and in the comments not showing on the wiki page, specifically excluded? In every respect, it is a Nexus device:

  • 100% Stock Google Experience
  • First ever real/official Android tablet
  • The Google tablet reference device
  • First ever device with Honeycomb
  • First in select group of Nexus devices with Ice Cream Sandwitch
  • First in select group of Nexus devices to get Jellybean, after the Nexus 7.

I propose you add a section after the Nexus S called "Motorola (Nexus) Xoom Wifi" and describe it accordingly. I would have added it, had the wikicomment not been present saying not to. --Crxssi (talk) 22:16, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

It's branded not as a Google Nexus device, but as a Motorola device, so it still doesn't belong in this article. - M0rphzone (talk) 21:25, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
It is not regarded as an official Nexus device. I believe this is why Motorola Xoom WiFi is not listed here. --McoreD (talk) 07:20, 29 September 2012 (UTC)


Should a timeline section be added to show a historical view about new phones (and other discontinued ones)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Structure of Google Nexus[edit]

Current heading structure is great.

1 Smartphones 1.1 Nexus One 1.2 Nexus S 1.3 Galaxy Nexus

2 Tablets 2.1 Nexus 7

3 Other devices 3.1 Nexus Q

At a glance, the reader can see Galaxy Nexus is the 3rd generation phone by Google because of its heading number 1.3. The fourth generation is rumored to have five Nexus phones. So I hope whoever updates the content of this page does not name them as 1.4 LG Nexus, 1.5 Samsung Nexus, 1.6 HTC Nexus, 1.7 Asus Nexus and 1.8 Motorola Nexus etc because that ruins the current grouping structure by generation. I think they need to be restructured as 1.1 First generation (only Nexus One), 1.2 Second generation (only Nexus S), 1.3 Third generation (only Galaxy Nexus) and 1.4 Fourth generation (list the 5 Nexus devices here with Heading 3 level. I hope I was clear in describing it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by McoreD (talkcontribs) 07:17, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Official 4.2 on Galaxy Nexus[edit]

Official 4.2.1 update for Nexus (JOP40D) was released in December (or even November) via OTA update but not mentioned here. (talk) 12:26, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

GPU speed[edit]

I undid a change to the GPU speed (no edit summary, IP editor), but noticed the current ref is not authoritative. I think we may need to list 2, possibly up to 3 clock speeds, but in any case this is the priority of incluing them:

  • shipped (typically underclocked) rates as shipped in the product firmware - 307MHz [3] (not very authoritative)
  • hardware default - 384 MHz [4]

and possibly (on some articles but not this)

  • dynamic (e.g. overclocked / dynamic / boost / non sustainable rate etc)

Widefox; talk 12:02, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


Earlier today, I removed information about where the word "Nexus" came from, since there was no clear relevance of that information to the Android devices. UKER has since returned some of that information. I disagree with that, but am opening up the discussion here to establish consensus rather than re-reverting.

At the moment, I can't see how the meaning of the word "Nexus" has any particular relevance to the Google Nexus devices. If we can establish that Google picked the name because of its Latin roots, I'd agree it should be included, but without something supporting that claim, it's irrelevant to this article. It belongs in a Wiktionary entry for "nexus", and potentially a Wikipedia article on the word "nexus", but not a Wikipedia article on the Google Nexus devices unless it's actually relevant to those devices.

I'm going to put a note on UKER's talk page pointing to this shortly.

me_and 23:41, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Nexus is clearly known to be a latin word, and it doesn't have any other meaning or possible origin. This said, I can't find any reason not to cite it. If there's any ambiguity that I'm unaware of, feel free to present it and your point will be established. Note that it hadn't been me who added that information in the first place. I certainly would have never made a section out of it. I just don't see the need for it to be removed altogether. --uKER (talk) 15:40, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Nexus is a Latin word, yes. My objection is that information about the origin of the word "nexus" belong at wikt:nexus, not an article about a line of computing devices. That is, the information is true, just not relevant. If there's a source that states Google chose the name because of its Latin roots and meaning, then it makes sense to include the information. Otherwise, it's an irrelevant aside. I'd be happy with a {{wiktionary|nexus}} in the See Also section, if that would be a sensible compromise. —me_and 11:34, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, I kind of see your point. I'm OK with the Wiktionary reference. BTW, while trying to find the meaning Google intended to give to it, I came across an incident with Philip K. Dick's IP, which I just added to the article. --uKER (talk) 17:30, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Good spot–that one's both interesting and relevant! I'll rejig now. —me_and 17:55, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Possible Upcoming Google Devices[edit]

I think there should be a list of possible upcoming Google devices. For example, we "know" Google will create a follow up to it's line of Nexus 7 tablets and Nexus phones. Rumors are only about their specifications & timeline, not their actual arrival/launch. --Ne0 (talk) 07:30, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I have a number of problems with the section as it currently stands:
  • It has no references whatsoever, when it should have inline citations per WP:MINREF.
  • It includes items that appear to simply be Google products, not Nexus-line products (specifically, Google Glass, a laptop, and Google SmartWatch).
  • The title ("Possible Upcoming Google Devices") implies WP:CRYSTAL. If they're definitely coming, we should be able to find good sources for that fact, provide a little more detail, and drop the "Possible".
me_and 08:32, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
I suggest that we'll delete this section from the article. --Stryn (talk) 14:05, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
I did; Ne0 reverted me. Hence the discussion :) —me_and 14:15, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
This doesn't even require discussion. It's a crystal ball/rumor mill section about devices that aren't even in the Nexus line. This does not even belong in Wikipedia. Let alone in this article. --uKER (talk) 18:43, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Google Edition devices[edit]

I already took the time to relocate the Google Edition devices to the Google Experience devices article. Yet, some anon user is edit warring over keeping them here, despite them clearly not belonging to the Nexus line. Are the devices related? Probably yes. That's what "See also" sections are for. Are they Nexus devices? Certainly not. Now, can we get over this already? --uKER (talk) 14:51, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Agree. This article is about Google Nexus devices. Mentioning the existence of Google Experience devices in the article would be fine (something along the lines of "In addition to the Nexus line of devices, some manufacturers produce Google Experince devices which are not part of the Nexus line but are intended to offer a similar user experience") but no more than that. Certainly not detail about devices. —me_and 11:50, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
…and that's exactly what Lonaowna did. Excellent! —me_and 11:54, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Glad to help. :) Hope everybody's happy with this. --Lonaowna (talk) 12:53, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Nexus One[edit]

Currently, the image of the Nexus One seems to be gone. I searched for another picture, to no avail. Someone should find a picture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Secret Agent Julio (talkcontribs) 19:14, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Reverted changes[edit]

I just reverted a bunch of poor edits that attempted to add the new Nexus 7 into the table and some other stuff. First problem is that those edits wrecked the comparative table. Then, they mentioned some "Nexus 7 LTE" nowhere to be seen in any cited sources, or any sources that I know of. --uKER (talk) 20:53, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 display size information[edit]

Display size goes up in inches and down in mm between 2012 and 2013 display info on Nexus 7. It's rounding. 7.02 inch = 178.308 millimeter. 7 inch = 177.8 millimeter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:49, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

That's an interesting observation. Seems like the template has a bug. No clue how to fix it though. --uKER (talk) 05:48, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
What's the problem? The template is correct since 7.02×25.4=178.308 and 7×25.4=177.8. Simple math. Thomas.W talk to me 17:12, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Huh? I must have misread it. I was under the impression that he was saying that a higher value in inches yielded a lower value in mm and I ran with it. Weird. --uKER (talk) 17:30, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Nexus 5[edit]

The Nexus 5 does not show an image but one is available. I'm not sure how to do it so if someone else wouldn't mind. I have uploaded it to an image hosting site.

--Jimv1983 (talk) 04:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Revert the removal of comparison tables[edit]

I propose that we bring back in the tables that were separated into their own pages: Comparison_of_Google_Nexus_smartphones & Comparison_of_Google_Nexus_tablets . The current page no longer pops out information, and all the descriptions of products are subsets of the pages they link to in the same sections. In my opinion, the only useful (& unique) part of this page was the two tables. Brian (talk) 15:39, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I split the two going by the same reasoning by which this section was separated into new articles. When the size a single section rivals that of the entire article, it shifts the focus of the article, and the particular starts overshadowing the whole. --uKER (talk) 16:58, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
In this situtation there isn't nearly as much content to separate as there was on the Transformers pages. Also, these tables each fit concisely on a single screen's height. I would suggest bringing the two tables back in, and then removing all the smartphone and tablet snippets/paragraphs/headers. All of that information is already on their respective pages, and linked to from their product names in the tables. All we need here is the tables. Brian (talk) 17:56, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
You fit 2000 pixels concisely on a screen's height? That sure is a nice monitor you've got there. In my scenario (1080p monitor), if those tables are there you can't see anything else. --uKER (talk) 21:11, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Rebranding Nexus to Google Play Edition[edit] - link to twitter Dimon4ezzz (talk) 10:08, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Just a rumor. Nothing to see there. --uKER (talk) 12:18, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Nexus 5 screen size[edit]

An IP address user keeps changing the screen size from 4.95 to 4.97 with an explanation of it can be verified. The official listing is 4.95 which is where I feel it should stay unless a source can be listed that refutes this, specifically stating the official sizing is wrong. Maybe we can lock the page down to verified users only? - Galatz (talk) 14:14, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 September 2015[edit]

Please change the text about the new nexus phones from October 29 to September 29 because this is the correct information. (talk) 12:24, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Can you provide a link to a reliable source for that please? Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 12:32, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

The newest nexus devices are Nexus 6P(by Huawei) and Nexus 5X(by LG)[edit]

The newest nexus devices are Nexus 6P(by Huawei) and Nexus 5X(by LG),but it still says the newest phone is Nexus 6 (by Motorola). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:58, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Miracast support (and related streaming)[edit]

I would love for someone to expand on this idea: there is some variation as to which Nexus devices support Miracast. While in a general sense, all Android devices with 4.2 should work, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 clearly don't. More info: DevMartin (talk) 06:37, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

New name now that the latest Nexus devices are called Pixel in stead of Nexus?[edit]

One of the latest nexus devices is called the Pixel C. So the Nexus name is dropped. I propose renaming this entry to "Google Android devices" and adding the Pixel device(s) (new phones by HTC are also rumored to be called pixel). For now i propose to keep the Google Play Edition devices separated, and first focus on the question if everyone agrees with broadening the article to include the Pixel devices. PizzaMan (♨♨) 19:48, 3 September 2016 (UTC)

Definitely not. The Pixel device has never been references as a Nexus device, and new Nexus phones have come out since it. Additionally wikipedia doesnt report on or act based on rumors. Unless Google officially announces that Nexus devices are now Pixel devices nothing changes. - GalatzTalk 00:57, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
I could see an argument for a separate article (although maybe only a list article) covering all Google Android devices; but the Nexus line and the Pixel line would be two separate and distinct product lines within that list. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 19:36, 5 October 2016 (UTC)