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10-16-2014, 12:04 AM
So much Andorid news in one day. Nexus 6 is probably too big for me, Nexus 9 is nice though.

Nexus 6 is official: Motorola-built Nexus handset announced


Biggest Nexus phone yet arrives with bleeding-edge specs

Today sees weeks of rumors, leaks and speculation come to an end, with the official announcement of this year's Google Nexus smartphone, the Motorola-made Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 is set to be among the first devices to get the new version of Android, revealed today as version 5.0 Lollipop, and it's also the biggest Nexus yet, with a whopping 5.96-inch screen and Quad HD (2560x1440) resolution. On the inside it's running the latest Snapdragon 805 processor. Storage comes in 32 and 64GB configurations, and around the back there's a 13-megapixel camera with OIS.

Physically, the Nexus 6 looks a lot like the current Moto X, with a front-facing speaker and mic, a metal trim and soft-touch plastic back. The Nexus 6 will come in Midnight Blue and Cloud White, and pricing starts at $649 off contract. The Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order starting late October, with general availability to come in November. Google says it'll be available on contract through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.

Nexus 9 Tablet official specs

Following are complete specs for the new Nexus 9, and 8.9-inch Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet from HTC and Google.

Size: 8.9 x 6.05 x 0.31 inches
Weight: Wifi version 425 grams, LTE version 436 grams
Display: 8.9 inches (2048 x 1536), 4:3 aspect ratio
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit dual-core processor at 2.3 GHz
(LTE model uses Qualcomm MDM9625M modem)
Operating system: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Memory: 16GB and 32GB for Wifi-only, 32GB for LTE
Network: HSPA+/LTE
Connectivity: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wifi 802.11ac, Chromecast
Camera: 8MP rear with BSI, f/2.4, 1080p video. 1.6MP front, BSI, 720p video
Sound: Front-facing BoomSound speakers
Battery: 6,700 mAh Li-polymer
Accessories: Keyboard Folio, cover

This is the Nexus 9 keyboard cover

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The new Nexus 9 comes with with a couple of covers available. There's a fairly standard basic cover, which protects just the front of the 8.9-inch tablet and stays put with thanks to the magic of magnets. But the one that's definitely piqued our interest is the keyboard cover. With it you'll get five rows of keys, including a dedicated number row.

And, yes, those are dedicated @ and emoji buttons on the bottom row, next to the arrow keys.

Nexus Player is the first Android TV box


Alongside today's Lollipop announcement, Google took the wraps off the first Android TV set-top box. Made by ASUS and powered by an Intel CPU, the Nexus Player is shaped like an oversized hockey puck, and comes with a voice control-enabled remote. A Nexus game controller for the device will be sold separately too, and Google describes the Nexus Player as a "first of its kind" Android gaming device, as well as a fully-featured streaming box.

Inside there's a 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU and a PowerVR GPU, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Along with the Nexus 9 tablet it'll be available for pre-order on Oct. 17 and in stores starting November 3, priced $99.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is official!


Today all the speculation can come to an end. Google has revealed that the next version of Android formerly known as Android L has a name, and a number. Say hello to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Summing up the new Android release, which includes some 5,000 new APIs and the new Material Design visual style, Google describes Lollipop as an OS for interacting with a bunch of different screens from phones and tablets to set-top boxes and wearables.

Today Google also announced three launch devices for Lollipop the Nexus 6 phone, made by Motorola, the HTC Nexus 9 tablet and the ASUS-manufactured Nexus Player set-top box.

With Android 5.0 Lollipop finally unveiled, Google is set to release new preview images of Android 5.0 for Nexuses this Friday, October 17th. The new images will come alongside the Android 5.0 SDK. There's no indication of how "finished" these images will be, and they'll continue to hold the "developer preview" name, but now that the software is announced and public we can assume it will be dramatically more finished than the current preview images.