Google had a busy day today as it rolled out a new smartphone, tablet, operating system, and even a streaming box. The Nexus tablet range got an update in the form of a new form factor and a new manufacturing partner with Mountain View announcing the HTC built Nexus 9 slate. Like the new smartphone Nexus, the tablet shakes Google's product brand on its heads and in a way changes what we now expect from a Nexus device.
Google has finally launched the new Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola. After weeks of speculation, leaks, and rumor, the handset has arrived and instantly it is clear that this is the best Nexus smartphone ever made.
AT&T has let the cat out of the bag and leaked the Nexus 6 before the device gets an official release later today. Ironic really considering AT&T has not carried a Nexus smartphone for some time and now that it is the new handset has leaked early. As you can see in the image above, the handset is quite fetching, arguably the best looking Nexus smartphone to date.
Google is set to launch the Nexus 6 smartphone today at a media event that will also see the Nexus 9 tablet and Android L full release roll out. As you may know, there have been numerous leaks around the Motorola built Nexus 6, so many in fact that Google will have to pull a rabbit out of a hat to really surprise us today. With that in mind, we thought we would hand you one more parting gift before the official launch, a clear image of the Nexus 6.
With the launch of a new Nexus smartphone and tablet just around the corner, we are hearing more and more about the upcoming devices. We have heard plenty about the Motorola built Nexus smartphone, but the HTC built Nexus 9 tablet has proved more of an enigma, with plenty of false reports creeping out. Of course then, we are taking this latest rumor with a pinch of salt until launch day on October 15th (Google's scheduled date).
Before there was Android, Maps, Play Store, Gmail, and all the rest there was Google Search. The search engine defined the company and in many ways still does, it is still comfortably the most widely used search product on mobile, no matter what platform you use. Google Search is a cultural icon, something that love it or loathe it changed the way human beings live their lives.
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'.
The Nexus 6 is imminent although Google has not yet confirmed the actual launch date, but we are finding more things about it. In fact, today we have had a clearer look at the specs will be running on the Motorola built handset as it has showed up on some benchmarks and revealed what a performance beast it will be.
If you own the Nexus 5 then you probably have to put up with a bug in the camera that drains the power from the battery of the device. It has been something Google has been promising to fix and it seems the company is finally getting around to doing just that with the release of Android L later this month.
Only the most ridiculous of fan boy would not look from iOS to Android and think there are something's Apple's OS could borrow, and of course the same is true in reverse. For example, some more of Google's services would be a welcome addition to Cupertino's ecosystem, such as Google News & Weather which is now getting an iOS launch and is available for iPhone and iPad.