Yesterday night, Google finally announced the much awaited Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet.
The Google Nexus 6, which has been made by Motorola, boasts a 5.9 inch Quad HD screen, a quad-core 2.7 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, 13 megapixel rear camera with a Dual-LED ring flash, 3220 mAh battery, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Design-wise it looks a lot like a larger Moto X with the same dual speaker grilles (even though only one is actually a speaker), same button placements and an Ambient Display mode similar to the Moto 360 that switches on the screen when the user wants to check the time or their notifications.
The Nexus 6 will be available in either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory versions, in ‘Cloud White’ or ‘Midnight Blue’ colors with unlocked version starting from $649. Pre-orders will begin this October 29.
Made by HTC, the Google Nexus 9 sports an 8.9 inch 2048×1536 4:3 aspect ratio, dual-core 2.3GHz NVIDIA K1 chipset with 64 bit support, 2GB of RAM, 8 megapixel BSI auto-focus f/2.4 aperture rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front facing selfie camera, 6700 mAh battery, HTC’s signature BoomSound dual stereo front facing speakers, 7.9mm thickness and weighs 425 grams (436 grams for the LTE version), running on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The Nexus 9 will come in black or white (or apparently gold) colors, and will be available to pre-order in the US this Friday and in stores on November 9th, starting at $399 for the 16GB WiFi model, $479 for the 32GB WiFi, while the LTE versions start at $599 for a 32GB variant that comes with pentaband HSPA+, quad band GSM/EDGE and CDMA.
Google has also announced a magnetic folio case for the tablet.