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Google's secret weapon aims to kill the new iPhone

Google's secret weapon aims to kill the new iPhone

When it comes to phones these days, bigger is better - or at least it sells better. Steve Jobs swore he'd never build a phone with a screen bigger than three-and-a-half inches. Now, even Apple has caved to public demand. The iPhone 5 grew by half an inch. The iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches and the iPhone 6 Plus is a whopping 5.5 inches. That's just the screen size. The actual phone is more than 19 square inches in size.

With iPhone 6 Plus phones selling out all over the country, it's clear that people just want bigger phones. Soon, Google could have the biggest. The upcoming Google Nexus 6 sports a whopping 6-inch screen. In the Nexus line of phones and tablets, the number indicates the screen size. We already have a Nexus 5, 7, and 10.

Even though Google's Nexus gadgets are branded with the Google name, they're manufactured by other contracted phone producers. LG makes the Nexus 5, Acer makes the Nexus 7 and Samsung makes the Nexus 10. In this case, Motorola is confirmed to be manufacturing the Nexus 6. But on the inside, it's all Google.

That's because Nexus gadgets run stock Android. That means there are no fancy interface upgrades, apps or software added in by a third-party manufacturer. Samsung and LG typically add in their own upgrades to Android, but often those upgrades just end up slowing it down and taking up space. Many consumers prefer being able to "start from scratch."

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