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Google Nexus 6 launch on October 15th

News by Luke Jones on Friday October 10, 2014.

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Earlier this month there were several reports that Google would be launching its new Nexus products on October 16th. However, Apple announced its new iPad launch event for the 16th, which mean Google probably wouldn't be going toe to toe with Cupertino. And so it proved as Mountain View clarified the situation today by scheduling its event for October 15th, with Android L also likely to arrive alongside the Nexus'.

Of course, the company probably had this date pencilled in long before the Apple connection, but it is interesting to see probably the two largest mobile companies launching just one day apart. Going up against Cupertino is daunting as the press will be focused on Apple pre and post iPad launch, but there is plenty to be interested in regarding Nexus too.

Reports today have only discussed the HTC made Nexus 9 tablet arriving at the event, but it is almost certain that Google will also roll out the Motorola built Nexus 6 smartphone. The company will also roll out the full release of Android L, with all products thought to be readying for roll out during the first week of November.

The Nexus 9 could be made from metal like HTC's One M8 smartphone, while it will have an 8.9-inch 2,048 x 1,440 display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and Android L. As for the Nexus 6, that is a blockbuster smartphone that a 5.9-inch display with 2392 x 1440 resolution (that's likely 2560 x 1440 when taking into account the phone's navigation buttons), 2.65GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Adreno 420GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and run Android 5.0 (which is thought to be the build number of Android L, or Lollipop as it is set to be named).

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