Saturday, October 18, 2014

New devices in Nexus family - Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player

With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google also launched new devices in the Nexus family - Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player.

Nexus 6

Nexus 6 is a successor to highly successful Nexus 5 & is the biggest Nexus phone that Google has released yet. Manufactured by Motorola and based on Moto X, Nexus 6 has a similar design but is much bigger in size.

Nexus 6 is the first smartphone to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Nexus 6 has a 5.96" QHD AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 display (2560 x 1440 pixels) with a  pixel density of 493 ppi. It has a 13 MP rear facing camera with optical image stabilisation, shoots 4K video and features Dual LED ring flash. Front facing camera is 2MP with HD Video Conferencing.

Nexus 6 is powered by a Quad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7 GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC) and an Adreno 420 GPU. It has 3GB RAM and comes in 32/64 GB storage options.

Battery on Nexus 6 is 3220 mAh Li-Po and comes with a new Turbo-Charging feature which can give you 6 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.

The Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order on October 29th and available in stores beginning in November for $649 (unlocked).

Nexus 9

Nexus 9 is a 9-inch tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop manufactured by HTC. As with most HTC-manufactured products, the Nexus 9 features a premium metal build and an 8.9-inch QVGA (2048x1536) Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD display.

It is powered by a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver processor running at 2.3GHz and 192-core Kepler GPU. Nexus 9 is the first Nexus device to be powered by a 64-bit processor. It has 2GB RAM and comes in 16/32 GB storage options.

The rear facing camera is a 8MP auto-focus with LED flash whereas the front facing camera is a 1.6MP. Nexus 9 also has Dual Microphones & Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound.

Battery on Nexus 9 is a huge 6700 mAh which gives up to 9 hours of runtime.

Nexus 9 is available to pre-order in the US from HTC, Amazon, Best Buy, and the Play Store, with orders scheduled to ship out for its release on November 3rd. The 16GB model costs $399 whereas 32GB model costs $479.

Nexus Player

Manufactured by Asus, Nexus Player is the Google's first Android TV device with a sleek and streamlined circular design.

Nexus Player is powered by a 1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom processor and Imagination PowerVR Series 6 GPU.

Nexus Player comes with a voice-activated remote, perfect for playing casual games and finding your favorite shows. The box includes 8GB of internal storage and is able to stream over 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is the newest standard out there right now. The Nexus Player also supports a game controller, which is sold separately.

Nexus Player has Google Chromecast built-in, this means you get all the Chromecast features in the Nexus Player.

Nexus Player will be available in the US this November via Play Store for $99 (The game controller costs $39).

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