Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Lollipop

Google has finally allowed us to let the breath out that we’ve been holding for the past few months. The tech giant has announced all of the above in a post on its official website. Both new Nexus devices with be the first to have Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Nexus 6 is a 5.9 inch, 2560 X 1440, Quad HD Phablet manufactured by Motorola, as leaks have been telling us for the past month or so. Looking like a Moto X bigger brother with a big NEXUS logo in back, the new Nexus seems set to deliver in every area where the Moto X might have come up short. Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3200mAH battery, 3 gigabytes of ram, along with 32 or 64 gig variants. The cameras are a 13 megapixel front and a 2 MP rear. Connectivity is through Wifi 802.11 and networks supported are GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA, LTE. This looks to be a monster phone in most every way.

The HTC made Nexus 9 comes with an 8.9 inch, 2048 X 1536IPS LCD screen with a 4.3 aspect ratio. HTC BoomSound speakers are on board, along with a 6700mAh battery. The Nexus 9 has a soft-grip back cover and, according to Google, strikes a balance between easily fitting in your hand, being light and comfortable to use and big enough for work or play. A separate keyboard can be purchased which will snap into the Nexus 9 with magnets and allow you to alter the typing position. Colors available will be black, white and sand, thought the sand option will be a little later in the year. An LTE model is also expected in the near future.

Finally, there’s the Nexus Player, Google’s newest set top box, running their new Android TV platform. Manufactured by Asus, the Nexus Player is Google’s latest attempt at making an impact in your living room. Android TV was announced back in June at Google I/O and there seems to be speculation that this latest offering could have more success than Google has had in the past. It’s said to have a good looking interface which will allow streaming music, movies and TV shows and Android games can be played on it. The box has 8 gigabytes of internal storage and streams over 802.11 Wifi.

And, of course, there’s Lollipop, Android 5.0, which we have all been excited about since it was announced as Android L back at I/O. Google has been teasing us over the past months with almost continuous Material Design updates to various apps. Now, we have the real thing and we’ll be anxiously awaiting Lollipop to arrive to our various devices, excluding those who are lucky enough to grab a Nexus 6 and/or Nexus 9 as soon as they become available.

So, rejoice Google and Nexus fans. Your day has finally come.

Source: Google Blog

George Hayes

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