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Google's latest smartphone is a 6-inch behemoth

Alongside revealing the Nexus 6, it also announced a 9-inch tablet and the latest edition of Android called Lollipop.
Oct 15th 2014, 5:43 PM 15,589 33

GOOGLE HAS UNVEILED its latest tablet and smartphone which will run the newest version of Android, Lollipop.

The Nexus 6, which was designed by Motorola, comes with a 6-inch screen, making it bigger than the Galaxy Note phablet range (the Note 4 has a 5.7-inch screen) and the iPhone 6 Plus’ 5.5-inch screen.

The phone also includes a 13MP rear camera and claims that users will be able to get 6 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging.

Source: googlenexus/YouTube

The Nexus 9 tablet was designed in conjunction with HTC and has a 8.9-inch display and comes with a 2K screen resolution.

Alongside a 8MP  rear camera and 1.6MP front-facing camera, the device boasts a 64-bit dual-core processor and a 2GB RAM.

The tablet weighs 436g and will be available with 16GB and 32GB of storage. Google is also taking inspiration a cue from Microsoft’s Surface Pro range by allowing users to purchase a magnetic keyboard covers so it can be used as a portable work station.

Source: googlenexus/YouTube

The biggest news from this was the naming and release of the new version of Android, named Lollipop (Android 5.0).

Lollipop Source: Google

Back in June, Google showed off Lollipop, then codenamed Android L, which boasted a redesigned look called ‘material design’, designed to mimic on screen the way physical objects in the real world interact.

Lollipop will come pre-installed on both the Nexus 6 and 9 while the older Nexus devices will get it in early November.

The new edition of Android is designed to run on all devices, regardless of power meaning it will likely make its way to lower-powered devices sometime in the future.

The Nexus 9 will be made available for pre-order on 17 October, while no date has been provided for the Nexus 6 as of yet.

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