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Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player powered by Android Lollipop

Google unveils Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player powered by Android Lollipop
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Google introduced three new devices to its Nexus line: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player—a set-top box for media and game streaming. The three products run Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google’s latest Android operating system.

Marked as Google’s first entry to the phablet market, the Nexus 6 sports a pixel-rich 6-inch Quad HD display with a contoured aluminum frame. Complementing the large screen are dual front-facing speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound. Inside, you have a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and an Adreno GPU. Developer Motorola also armed the Nexus 6 with a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization.

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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 6” 1440 x 2560 493ppi Quad HD display
  • 7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • 13MP with f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilization rear, 2MP front camera; 4K video at 30fps
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio
  • 3,220mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06mm, 182g

Next in line is the Nexus 9, a new tablet built in partnership with HTC. This 8.9-inch form factor looks sleek with its thin bezel, brushed metal sides, clean lines, and unique colors. Its slim profile  makes it suitable for one-hand carry, while the 64-bit processor answers your need for a flowing, seamless Android experience. Google also designed a keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, so you can do real work anytime, anywhere.

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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 9” 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD
  • 3GHz 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver CPU, 192-core Kepler GPU
  • 16/32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM
  • 8MP rear with f/2.4 lens, Autofocus, and LED flash, 1.6MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0
  • 6,700mAh battery
  • 68 x 22.8 x 7.95mm, 425g

Another first for Google is the Nexus Player, a streaming media player for movies, music, and videos. Made in collaboration with ASUS, the Nexus Player is the first device to run Android TV and the firs-of-its-kind Android gaming device. This device is Google Cast ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from your Chromebook or smartphones to your television.

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  • Android TV (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
  • 8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D engine
  • 8GB built-in memory, 1GB RAM
  • HDMI out, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, with remote
  • 18W DC power
  • 120 x 120 x 20mm, 235g

And of course, as with past Nexus launches, these devices were rolled out with the latest Android mobile operating system, the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Lollipop is Google’s largest, most ambitious release yet on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. This new operating system is designed to work on all your devices and be customized according to your desire. New feature of the Android Lollipop includes multiple user accounts and guest user mode to secure your private stuff. Aside from the usual Pin, password, and pattern security options, the Lollipop added the Smart Lock, which enable syour phone to pair with a trusted device like your smartwatch or car.

The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for pre-order on October 17, and the Nexus 9 will be in stores starting November 3. You’ll have to wait until late October to start pre-ordering the Nexus 6, which will be in stores in November.

Words Patricia Mae Calica

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