Google releases multiple Nexus devices to showcase Android Lollipop 5.0
Along with the announcement on Android Lollipop 5.0, Google have also released a string of Nexus devices to showcase their new sweet update. So let’s take a look at the new Nexii, shall we?
Motorola Nexus 6
Wow, look at the size of it! This is a behemoth, with a 5.96″ 2560 x 1440 (493ppi) QHD screen, everything is going to look amazing on it. Plenty of power under the hood too, with a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 quad core CPU and 3GM RAM it is going to fly. Storage options are available at 32GB and 64GB sizes which is good to see, as I personally feel that 16GB just isn’t enough these days. The rear camera is a 13MP Optimal Image Stabilisation (OIS) unit with a dual LED flash which is nicely hidden in the ring around the sensor. The battery comes in at 3220mAh (which is a huge jump over the 2300mAh unit in the Nexus 5), supports wireless charging, and has a new Turbo Charging feature that allows you to gain 6 hours of usage from just a 15 minute charge! Another nice feature on the Nexus 6 is the dual front facing speakers which should nicely compliment the screen when playing games or watching movies.
Overall it looks like a corker of a device. It’s much too big for me personally, but I’m sure it will be perfect for lots of you phablet lovers out there. For a full range of specifications, be sure to check out Google’s official Nexus 6 website.
HTC Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 seems like it has been made to replace both the outgoing Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 and boy does it look nice. The screen is a nice 8.9″ IPS LCD QXGA unit with a 4:3 aspect ratio and it’s running a 2.3GHz 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver dual core processor backed up with 2GB of RAM. The camera is a larger than normal unit for a tablet at 8MP and the battery is a whopping 6700mAh which is said to offer up to 9.5 hours of web browsing or video playback. As an additional accessory, a cool new magnetic cover/keyboard is available which can set the tablet at different angles for the perfect screen viewing angle while typing.
For a full range of specifications, head on over to the official Nexus 9 website.
Asus Nexus Player
The Nexus Player is a home entertainment centre which is designed to offer access to your favourite shows, movies and Android games. Setup is supposed to be relatively easy by simply plugging the device into a TV via a HDMI cable and then streaming content over your home’s WiFi connection. Built into the OS are a lot of features from Android TV which were showcased at Google I/O including a TV optimised Play Store, content based functions and a gaming platform. The Nexus Player comes with a dedicated remote for searching through all your music, TV shows and movies and also has voice activation, so you can take advantage of Google Now’s search functions. Speaking of gaming, a gamepad is available as an additional accessory to take advantage of the larger screen for all you gamers out there.
For a full range of specifications, make your way to the official Nexus Player website.
This great looking new trio of devices look like they are set to being many an Android enthusiast’s new device of choice, but what about you? Let us know in the comments below if you’re looking to get either device or not for that matter, and please share your reasons why.
We’ll keep you updated on prices once these beauties hit the Aussie Play Store.