Posted Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new Nexus smartphone and tablet will run Android 5.0.
Google has unveiled two more products in its Nexus line of gadgets. The Nexus 6 is a 6-inch smartphone developed in conjunction with Motorola, and the Nexus 9 is an 8.9-inch tablet developed with HTC. Both devices will be powered by Google's new Android 5.0 "Lollipop" OS.
The Nexus 6 smartphone features a 6-inch 2560x1440 QHD AMOLED display with 493ppi and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the phone uses a Qualcomm SnapdragonM 805 Quad Core CPU at 2.7 GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, and a 3220mAh battery. A 13MP rear camera (with 4K video capture at 30fps) and a 2MP front camera are integrated as well. In addition, the smartphone includes dual front-facing stereo speakers and a Turbo Charger for up to 6 hours of use from just 15 minutes of charging. 32GB and 64GB storage options will be available.
The Nexus 9 tablet features an 8.9-inch IPS LCD QXGA 2048x1536 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device uses a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver CPU at 2.3GHz, a 192-core Kepler GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 6700 mAh battery. An 8MP rear camera and a 1.6MP front camera are included as well. In addition, the tablet offers integrated front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers, and a separate magnetic keyboard option. 16GB and 32GB models will be available.
Google's Nexus 6 is scheduled to hit stores in November, and pre-orders will start later this month at $649 without a contract for the base model. Meanwhile, the Nexus 9 will start shipping to stores on November 3, and pre-orders begin on October 17 starting at $399 for the base model. In addition to the new smartphone and tablet, Google also recently announced a $99 streaming set-top box called the Nexus Player.
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