Google announces the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

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Google today announced the much-leaked Nexus 6 smartphone (made by Motorola) in addition to the Nexus 9 tablet (made by HTC) and Nexus Player (made by ASUS). The Nexus 6 and 9 run the soon-to-be-released version of Android, version 5.0, named Lollipop. Information for each new device can be found below.

Nexus 6

With an unsubsidized price of $649, the Nexus 6 is packed with power and features, including the ability to get a 6-hour charge in just 15 minutes. Its overall design represents that of the latest Moto X, which may or may not be a bad thing to some. Like HTC’s newer smartphones, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 features two front-facing stereo speakers. More shocking than its price is its massive display, at a whopping 5.96 inches, making it larger than Samsung’s just-released Galaxy Note 4 (5.7″ screen). Spec-hungry users will be pleased with what the Nexus 6 has to offer, the most important of which can be found below. For full specs, visit the Nexus 6 product page here. In the US, the Nexus 6 will be available on T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular. Pre-orders begin towards the end of the month and in stores sometime in November. As always, unlocked devices can be purchased directly from the Google Play store.

  • Android 5.0 “Lollipop”
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU @ 2.7GHz
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • 5.96-inch 2560×1440 (493PPI) AMOLED display w/Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13MP rear-facing camera w/OIS (4K video recording @ 30FPS)
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE (bands 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41 for North American models), 3G and 2G
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • 32GB & 64GB storage options
  • 3,220 mAh battery

Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is HTC’s first Nexus tablet, which also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, made with metal sides and a soft-touch backing. Given the name, you’ll see a screen size increase from the Nexus 7’s 7-inch display to a 8.9-inch IPS panel. Availability includes pre-orders this Friday, the 17th, with in-store availability set for November 3rd. Some specs can be found below with even more at the Nexus 9 product page.

  • Android 5.0 “Lollipop”
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit CPU @ 2.3GHz
  • NVIDIA Kepler 192-core GPU
  • 8.9-inch 2048×1536 IPS display w/Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8MP rear-facing camera
  • 1.6MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE/3G/2G
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • 16GB & 32GB storage options
  • 6,770 mAh battery

Nexus Player

Lastly, we have the Nexus Player by ASUS. It runs on an Intel Atom quad-core CPU @ 1.8GHz with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage. It gets content via micro-USB 2.0 or Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and is outputted to displays via HDMI (1920×1080 @ 60Hz). You can access all of your media content from an easy-to-use interface, controlled by a simple remote control. You can also game on it, handling Android games using a sold-separately ASUS-made game controller. Like the Nexus 9, the Nexus Player will be available for pre-order on Friday the 17th, and can be found in retailers on November 3rd. Its product page can be found here.

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