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Google Nexus 6

Ph­able­teers of the world, charge your glasses and join us in a toast to the new­est mem­ber of our (al­ready am­ple) fam­ily. The Nexus 6, a 6in phone that now sits be­tween the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 9 tablet, ar­rived

with an ab­so­lute Ap­ple-anath­e­matic ab­sence of hype and hy­per­bole. And yet its num­bers are some­thing to yelp about: this is a 493ppi, 2560x1440-screened Mo­torola-made phone (Moto X styling cues abound) with a 2.7GHz Snap­dragon 805 and 3GB of RAM. But tasti­est of all the stats, per­haps, is that it’ll be run­ning the new ver­sion of An­droid, now fully re­vealed as An­droid 5.0 Lol­lipop. The only info we’re lack­ing is the price, but Nexuses are usu­ally af­ford­able – this could make the Sam­sung Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus de­cid­edly ner­vous.

a chilli-flavoured lol­lipop

As hot as... US$650 ($840) /

An HTC-built An­droid 5.0 tablet with 2048x1536 pix­els – the same as an iPad Air 2 but in 4:3 as­pect

ra­tio, not 16:9. Hmm… It’s half a gnat’s whisker

un­der 8mm thick, 436g and pow­ered by a vroom-a-li­cious 64-bit

Nvidia Te­gra K1 chip. Those specs put it right

on par with the iPad Air 2 – a tiny bit bulkier,

but less ex­pen­sive.



Re­mem­ber how you wished your Chromecast was more like an Ama­zon Fire TV? Well, Google

was lis­ten­ing. The small, sim­ple re­mote is for bring­ing Google’s su­perb voice con­trol to your TV. Ask it for movies and they ap­pear. The con­troller is an ex­tra US$40 ($50), but it’ll let you in­crease your high score on all your An­droid


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