Google Announces Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player & Android 5.0 Lollipop

Last Wednesday, Google announces Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player & Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Nexus 6

Nexus 6 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It comes with a 5.96″ 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi) powered by Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor.

Pre-order starts in the US on 29th October 2014 and will be in stores in November 2014. The Nexus 6 will be available in 28 countries over the coming weeks.

The Nexus 6 (32GB) will retail for US$649 (S$828) and the Nexus 6 (64GB) will retail for US$699 (S$892).

Note that similar to Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 will come with two variants, one for America and one for international (for the rest of the world). In order to use the 4G service in Singapore, you need to get the international variant.

History

  • Nexus 1 was made by HTC back in January 2010.
  • Nexus S (Nexus 2) was made by Samsung back in December 2010
  • Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 3) was also made by Samsung back in November 2011
  • Nexus 4 was made by LG in October 2012
  • Nexus 5 was made by LG in November 2013
  • Nexus 6 is made by Motorola in October 2014

Nexus 6
Nexus 6

Specifications

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Screen: 5.96″ 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi), 16:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: Quad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)
  • GPU: Adreno 420
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB or 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 13MP with optical image stabilization, Dual LED ring flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video capture at 30fps
  • Front Camera: 2MP, HD Video Conferencing
  • Audio Output: Dual front-facing speakers
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Ports: Micro USB 2.0, Nano SIM, 3.5mm audio
  • Sensors: GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
  • Size: 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • Color: Midnight Blue, Cloud White
  • Battery: 3220mAh with built-in wireless charging and support for turbo charging
  • Network:
    • North America:

      • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
      • CDMA Band Class: 0/1/10
      • WCDMA Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
      • LTE Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
      • CA DL Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
    • Rest of World:

      • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
      • CDMA: not supported
      • WCDMA Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
      • LTE Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
      • CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8

Nexus 9

Nexus 9 is Google’s answer to Apple’s iPad Air. Built by HTC, it is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a 8.9″ QXGA IPS LCD (2048×1536) powered by 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.

Pre-order in the US for 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi models starts from 17th October 2014. Nexus 9 LTE 32GB will be available later this year. There is no Nexus 9 16GB LTE if you are wondering. The Nexus 9 will be available in 29 countries over the coming weeks.

Prices are as follows

  • Nexus 9 (16GB) (Wi-Fi): US$399 (S$509)
  • Nexus 9 (32GB) (Wi-Fi): US$479 (S$611)
  • Nexus 9 (32GB) (LTE): US$599 (S$764)

History

  • Nexus 7 (1st Generation) was made by Asus in July 2012
  • Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) was made by Asus in July 2013
  • Nexus 9 is made by HTC in October 2014
  • Nexus 10 was made by Samsung in November 2012

Nexus 9
Nexus 9

Specifications

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Screen: 8.9″ IPS QXGA LCD (2048×1536), 4:3 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3, Double tap to wake
  • CPU: 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor
  • GPU: Kepler GPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB or 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP, f/2.4, Auto-focus, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 1.6MP, f/2.4
  • Audio: Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound, Dual microphones
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Ports: Micro USB 2.0, Nano SIM (TE), 3.5mm audio
  • Sensors: GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor
  • Size: 153.68mm x 228.25mm x 7.95mm
  • Weight: 425g (Wi-Fi), 436g (LTE)
  • Color: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
  • Battery: 6700mAh
  • Network: Quad-band GSM, CDMA, Penta-band HSPA, LTE

Nexus Player
Nexus player is also Google’s answer to Apple TV. Built by Asus, it is running on Android TV and powered by Intel Atom 1.8GHz Quad Core.

The Nexus Player will retail for US$99 (S$127) and it comes with a remote. The Nexus Player also supports an additional controller for gaming and that cost US$39.99 (S$51) which is sold separately.

Nexus Player
Nexus Player

Specifications

  • OS: Android TV
  • CPU: Intel Atom 1.8GHz Quad Core
  • CPU: Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB
  • orts: 18W DC power, HDMI out (1920×1080@60Hz), Micro-USB 2.0
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 20mm
  • Weight: 235g
  • Remote:
    • 2 AAA batteries (included in box)
    • Bluetooth Smart
    • 40g (excluding batteries)
    • 37mm x 140mm x 16mm
  • Requirements

    • TV with HDMI input
    • HDMI cable
    • Internet connectivity (Wi-Fi only)
  • In-box

    • Nexus Player
    • Remote with voice search
    • Power adapter
    • 2 AAA batteries
    • Quick-start guide
    • Warranty, Safety and Regulatory booklet

Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android L is now officially known as Android 5.0 Lollipop and it will be in the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. For Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and other Google Play Edition devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming as an OTA update in the next few weeks.

Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.0 Lollipop