Only a week after the Nexus 8 codename “Flounder” was found in the Chromium source code, we now also have reference to the Nexus 6. The code can still be seen on the Code Review page under the new code section.
The Nexus 8 has been the subject of rumors before, and is expected to be made by HTC and have an 8″ screen, hence the “8”. Apart from this, not too much is known about the device. Almost nothing is known about the Nexus 6.
If the pattern of the Nexus 4 and 5 remains, then the Nexus 6 will likely be based on the next LG flagship device. The LG G3 is expected to be announced later this year and have a 5.5″ display, so it may be based on that. Despite this, since Google is changing manufacturers for their tablets, they may do the same with their smartphones.
The code also shows that Google is not in fact planning on terminating the Nexus program. The most recent rumors suggest that a new program called “Android Silver” will replace the Nexus program, but this code suggests that’s not true.