Tomorrow we have a special Apple event, but that does not mean that other companies did not take advantage of the week to present news as well. And we're talking about one of the big ones!
As it does every year, Google chooses partner hardware manufacturers to create the next Nexus. Now, in 2014, Motorola (which was a Google subsidiary, but was sold to Lenovo) was responsible for manufacturing the smartphone, while HTC stayed with the tablet.
Yes, the new smartphone from the Nexus line has a 6-inch screen (more precisely, 5.96 ?). If you, like me, already think the iPhone 6 Plus is big (with a 5.5 ? screen), imagine the size of this bug is 159.2 × 82.9x10mm and 184g against 158.1 × 77.8 × 7 , 1mm and 172g of the 6 Plus. That is: wheezy! The screen, however, must be beautiful: only 2560 × 1440 pixels (493 pixels per inch) in an AMOLED display comparatively, the 6 Plus has 1920 × 1080 pixels and 401ppp.
Another point that definitely draws attention to the 3.220mAh battery comparatively, the iPhone 6 Plus has a 2.915mAh battery. But proving that the specification alone does not mean anything, although bigger, the battery of the Nexus 6 at least in the descriptions of both companies lasts less than that of the 6 Plus (be it in rest time, conversion, video playback, navigation) , among other metrics used by the industry). On the other hand, Google says that 15 minutes of recharge is enough for a usage of up to 6 hours!
With a very similar look to the Moto X, the smartphone has specifications that we are already used to seeing on high-end phones: 13 megapixel rear camera (optical stabilization; f / 2.0 aperture; 4K video at 30 frames per second), 2 megapixel front, two models (American and European, both compatible with our 4G), processor quad-core (2.7GHz), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, six sensors (GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor and barometer) and more.
The pre-sale of the device will start at the end of October and it can be purchased in two different colors (blue and white) and capacities (32GB and 64GB).
The new iPads will be released tomorrow, but we already have a good notion of what Apple will present, so it is now possible to make a good comparison with the Nexus 9.
Google's tablet specifications are also common on top-of-the-line devices on the market: 153.6 × 228.2 × 7.9mm and 425 / 436g (Wi-Fi and LTE versions, respectively) versus 169.5x240x7.5mm and 469 / 478g (also Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular, respectively) of the iPad Air, it?s worth remembering that the Apple tablet has been on the market for a year and has a 9.7 ? screen, against an 8, 9 ? from Nexus 9.
Speaking of screen, we are talking about an LCD display with IPS technology, 4: 3 format and resolution of (2048 × 1536) basically the same as Air. As technical differentials in relation to the Apple product, the Nexus 9 has a camera 8 megapixel rear and 1.6 megapixel front (both with an aperture of f / 2.4), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 2GB RAM and magnetometer sensor. It is worth noting that many of these specifications are expected to arrive on the new iPads we will see tomorrow.
The Nexus 9 will also have an accessory more than beaten / essential in the tablet market: a case that, when opened, becomes a magnetic keyboard.
The tablet will be sold in three colors (black, white and sand), in two versions (Wi-Fi and LTE) and in two capacities (16GB and 32GB). Prices have not been released, but pre-sales will begin this week (October 17th).
Along with ASUS, Google also introduced the Nexus Player, a mix of set-top box (such as Apple TV) and console with a voice search control and a gamepad.
Fully integrated with content stores and the Google ecosystem, we can see video and movies, listen to music and play games available on the Android platform, all in Apple's Handoff style (that is, start watching / playing something on a device and end in Nexus Player or vice versa). In addition, it is possible to stream various content from the Chromebook, Android and iOS devices to the TV in a simple way.
Without a doubt, this is a good bet from Google. Despite not bringing so many new features to the market, the Nexus Player exactly what we thought Apple TV would become at some point. However, taking into account that the last update of the product happened in 2012, we can say that it is stopped in the clear time that Apple is cooking something in its laboratories and, who knows, we will know about this new product tomorrow. But while the new Apple TV does not arrive, we can say that the Nexus Player is a great request, especially for those who are already immersed in the Google ecosystem.
The pre-sale of the device will also begin on October 17; it will cost $ 100 (same price as Apple TV out there).
Android 5.0 Lollipop
To follow all of this, Google also presented Android 5.0 Lollipop (the final version of ?Android L?, presented to the world during the Google I / O event).
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I understand the reasons that made Google sell Motorola to Lenovo (in addition to becoming a threat to its partnerships with Samsung, LG, HTC and others that use Android as a platform in their products, there is no doubt that Google acquired Motorola much more for thousands of patents than for any other reason). Still, I liked the idea of ??him making his own products (like Apple does).
The proposal with the Nexus line is not the same, but the closest we have to it. This year, I liked it even more because the partnership involved Motorola (on Nexus 6). I said that before and I repeat it again: if Apple today wasn?t an option, I would easily choose Moto X as my smartphone and, of course, Moto 360 as smartwatch.
Despite the disproportionate size (at least for me), the Nexus 6 arrives to take the place of the Moto X on my list. This is because the idea of ??having a device with these specifications and that runs Android "pure" is much more pleasant than any option of Android competition that exists today in the market.
Samsung's Galaxy line is quite famous and has a lot of commercial strength. But, in my humble opinion, the Nexus line certainly deserves the most attention.