Google announces the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

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At the same time as Lollipop was revealed to be the codename for the next version of Android, Google also announced a new phone, a new tablet and yet another take on an entertainment hub. (Remember the Nexus Q and Google TV anyone?)

Nexus 6

Nexus 6 is a phone made by Motorola. As the name suggests, the display is six inches. Since such a big phone isn’t for everyone, the Nexus 5 will still be available.

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Quote from the official Android blog:

This new phone has a contoured aluminum frame, a 6-inch Quad HD display and a 13 megapixel camera. The large screen is complemented by dual front-facing stereo speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making it as great for movies and gaming as it is for doing work. It also comes with a Turbo Charger, so you can get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge.

The main specs are:

  • Display:
    • 5.96” 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi)
      16:9 aspect ratio
      Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU:
    • Snapdragon 805 2.7GHz quad-core
  • RAM:
    • 3GB
  • Storage:
    • 32GB or 64GB
  • Camera:
    • 13MP with optical image stabilization
      Dual LED ring flash
      f/2.0 aperture
      4K video capture at 30fps
  • Battery:
    • 3220mAh
      Qi wireless charging
  • Weight:
    • 184g

 

Nexus 9

Nexus 9 is a tablet made by HTC. The company also made the first Nexus phone, the Nexus One, back in 2010.

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Quote from the official Android blog:

With brushed metal sides and 8.9-inch screen, the Nexus 9 is small enough to easily carry around in one hand, yet big enough to work on. And since more and more people want to have the same simple experience they have on their tablets when they have to do real work, we designed a keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, folds into two different angles and rests securely on your lap like a laptop.

The main specs are:

  • Display:
    • 8.9″ IPS LCD
      4:3 aspect ratio
      QXGA (2048×1536)
      Gorilla Glass 3
      Double tap to wake
  • CPU:
    • 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver 2.3GHz
  • RAM:
    • 2GB
  • Storage:
    • 16GB or 32GB
  • Camera:
    • 8MP Rear camera
      f/2.4 aperture
      Auto-focus, LED flash
  • Battery:
    • 6700mAh
  • Weight:
    • 425g

 

Nexus Player

Nexus Player is an Android TV device made by Asus.

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Quote from the official Android blog:

A streaming media player for movies, music and videos. It’s also a first-of-its-kind Android gaming device. With Nexus Player you can play Android games on your HDTV with a gamepad, then keep playing on your phone while you’re on the road. Nexus Player is Google Cast Ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from almost any Chromebook or Android or iOS phone or tablet to your TV.

The main specs are:

  • Chipset:
    • 1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel Atom
      Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine
  • RAM:
    • 1GB
  • Storage:
    • 8GB
  • Display out:
    • HDMI  1080p 60Hz)
  • Accessories:
    • Remote (included)
    • Gamepad

Availability and prices

Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for pre-order on October 17. Nexus 9 will be in stores starting November 3. Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October and in stores in November—with options for an unlocked version through Play store, or a monthly contract or installment plan through carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. Specific carrier rollout timing will vary. Check out google.com/nexus for more details on availability.

American prices in USD:

Nexus 6 = From 649$ unlocked

Nexus 9 = From 399$ unlocked

Nexus Player = 99$

 

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