Both the Google Nexus 6 and Google Nexus 9 have finally been confirmed. The two devices have been long awaited for by Nexus fans, with various rumors throughout the year about them. One of the rumors was that the Nexus 6 would be released sometime around Halloween, and that is just what has happened.
The Google Nexus 6 is one that many people have looked forward to. It is Google’s answer to larger phablet devices—the phones that are almost the size of tablets. Samsung has commanded the market with its Galaxy Note series, but Apple has now joined in with the fun with the iPhone 6 plus. Google has now stepped out with its 5.9-inch Nexus 6.
As many expected, it will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, along with the 2560 x 1440 pixel display. It is perfect for playing games, as well as viewing images and videos. Its 3GB of RAM will help with the operating speed, and like all Nexus devices, there is the option of using micro SD cards for more memory. However, there are 32GB and 64GB storage versions, so the removable memory will not be needed right away.
The downside is the cost of the Nexus 6 device. It costs $300 more than the Nexus 4 and 5 from 2012 and 2013 respectively. The 32GB phone has a price of $649, but this is $100 less than the Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and comes with an extra 16GB of memory. The $699 for the 64GB is $150 less than Apple’s 64GB new device.
The Google Nexus 9 has also been confirmed with the Google Nexus 6. This device is the 8.9-inch display tablet that has been expected for some time now, and will replace both the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. It will have a 2048 x 1536 pixel display and a 4:3 aspect ratio. It offers something in the middle for those who believe the iPad Air is too big and the iPad Mini is just too small.
It will keep the thin size, allowing people to hold with one hand. The back is also easy to grip, unlike the Apple and Samsung devices currently on the market. One of the major selling points of this new device is the front-facing speakers. This is something that Samsung focused on with many of its tablets, and offer better hearing capabilities.
Those who are looking to replace their previous Google Nexus tablets, will be happy to hear that the cost is not too much, unlike the Google Nexus 6. The Nexus 9 will have a 16GB version for $399, which matches the original 2012 price for the Nexus 10. It is just $100 more than the Nexus 7, but offers better specs and a larger screen. There will also be three colors available, Sand, Lunar White and Indigo Black.
The Google Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on the Play Store from Friday, while the Nexus 6 will be available from October 29. The two are expected to hit the stores shortly after that, and will certainly be around in time for Black Friday. Many will just be happy that the Google Nexus 6 and 9 have finally been confirmed.
By Alexandria Ingham