Sunday, October 19, 2014

Everything You Need to Know About the New Nexus family!

Google didn't actually hold an event for the announcements but, they did actually announce them! The newest devices out of Mountain View are the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player. And yes, Android 5.0 is, LOLLIPOP!

Nexus 6

It looks just like all the leaks did and actually, you can name it the "big brother" of the Moto X 2nd Gen. 

As you can see, the device looks very similar to the Moto X but it also sports a "Nexus" branding on it. The specs on this beast are out of this world and the price is also not so affordable but I think that the price can be justified, easily.

The Nexus 6 ships with Lollipop out of the box and because it is a Nexus, you can count on Google to be the one of the first ones to be updated to the next version of Android. It sports a 5.96" quad HD AMOLED diplay. Yes, QUAD HD AMOLED!! I told you that the price was worth!

OK. I'm going to list out the specs but I must warn you, you will need a brave heart to wait to buy it!

  • 5.96" Quad HD AMOLED display
  • 493 ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 screen
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP rear camera with OIS and f/2.0 aperture
  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 2 MP front camera with 1080p video
  • Dimensions: 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • 802.11AC WiFi with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC
  • Sensors: GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer.
  • Audio output: Dual front facing speakers
  • 3220 mAH battery with Qi wireless charging support and Motorola Turbo Charging.
  • Network Bands:
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

Note: I haven't seen any camera samples from the Nexus 6 yet but, judging by the size of the aperture, resolution and the fact that it also has OIS, it will be one of the best phone cameras ever, if not the best.

Nexus 9

This tablet too, is very similar to what the leaks suggested. The Nexus 9 is the newest tablet from Google which is manufactured by HTC.

The Nexus 9's display sizes up to 8.9" with a resolution of QXGA (2048 x 1536). The display is not the standout point but it's the raw processing power of the beastly 64 bit Nvidia Tegra K1. The GPU used is Nvidia's 192 core Kepler. The RAM measures up to 2 GB and this is probably the only thing to concern according to me. GPU's are RAM hungry and I think that 3 GB of RAM would've been more appropriate with the other specs.

As this tablet is manufactured by HTC, it brings in some of it's signature features like BoomSound and Double Tap2Wake. The battery capacity is 6700 mAH and the Nexus 9 comes in 16/32 GB WiFi only and 32 GB LTE models.

  • 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • BoomSound speakers
  • 8.9" QXGA display (281 ppi)
  • 6700 mAH battery
  • Cameras: 8MP Rear camera, f/2.4 aperture, Auto-focus, LED flash, 1.6MP Front camera, f/2.4 aperture
  • WiFi 802.11AC with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC
  • Sensors: GPS, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Magnetometer.

Nexus Player

Last but, not the least on this least is the Nexus Player. This product wasn't expected and took the world by quite a surprise. After placing it on the Play Store, some people on the internet claimed that this product didn't pass the FCC and so, Google pulled it off. Anyways, here are the details.

The Nexus Player is the first Android TV device to be sold in the public, the first one was ADT-1, a developer version of the same device distributed at I/O.

If you aren't familiar with Android TV, please read this article. You can control the Nexus Player using a remote provided, game controller which is sold separately or by your Android phone, tablet or Android Wear watch!

  • Chipset: 1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
  • Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage
  • Ports: 18W DC power, HDMI out (1920x1080@60Hz), Micro-USB 2.0
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1
  • Weight: 235g
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 120mm x 20mm

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