After lot of speculation and rumors / specs and image leaks, Google finally announced Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player streaming media device, all running android 5.0 lollipop. Android L was already showcased previously in June 2014 and android 5.0 is the most stable release.
Android 5.0 is also the first version of Android that’s been optimized for 64-bit architecture. This is important because chips with more bits can handle more memory, which means that a 32-bit chip is designed to handle memory addresses of up to 32 bits while a 64-bit chip is designed to handle memory addresses of up to 64 bits. Obviously, this will enable hardware manufacturers to go with more powerful 64 bit tablets and smartphones.
android 5.0 lollipop will be available on the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices in the coming weeks.
Nexus 6 Specs
Nexus 6 is an addition to large screened mobile devices – along with iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Nexus 6 with 6-inch QHD Display has 2560×1440 pixels resolution.
2.7 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 805) is supported by Adreno 420 GPU
storage variants: 32GB and 64GB (No external MicroSD card slot for storage expansion) for $569 and $649 respectively.
16 GB variant will not be available unlike Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
3GB of RAM.
Dual front speakers – similar to that found in Moto G 2nd gen.
5.96″ AMOLED Display.
Dimensions: 82.98 mm x 159.26 mm x 10.06 mm
16:9 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 3
Weight: 184 g
3220 mAh Battery – with Motorola’s Turbo Charger support(6 hrs worth of charging in 15 min).
Standby time (Ambient Display on ) up to 250 hours
Standby time (Ambient Display off) up to 330 hours
Internet use time (Wi-Fi) up to 9.5 hours
Internet use time (LTE) up to 10 hours
You get over 24 hours of use from a full charge.
Video playback up to 10 hours
Micro USB 2.0
Ambient light sensor
f2.0 lens and 13 megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization, HDR+ support for better capturing using the Google Camera app(which comes pre-installed).
It also has 2 MP secondary camera. Nexus 6 comes with Dual LED ring flash and 4K video capture at 30fps.
Pre-order / Purchase Nexus 6
Available in 2 colors: Midnight Blue, Cloud White
Google Nexus 6 is going to be available for pre-order from October 29th. The pre-order will be made available on AT&T, Sprint, Best Buy, U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile and the official Google Play Store.