THE MOTO X JUST GOT REALLY NEXY
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) / google.com/nexus
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