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The above render is as close as we have been to the Nexus 6. As we can see it looks like the device would be coming with a new layout and improved icons. A new addition would be a folder for Google Drive and its suite of editing apps alongwith it. The latest rumor confirms a few specs about the device, they include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 5.9” QHD display with 496ppi, 13MP camera, and front-facing stereo speakers.
Additionally the Nexus 6 would be very close to the new Moto X in design, only a bit taller.
Google’s new version of Android – Android 5.0 L is just around the corner for its public release. Ever since KitKat, people have been coming ip with various theories about what the next version is called, definitely not “L”.
Today we see the above two pictures that come as GIF courtesy of Google celebrating their 16th birthday. What makes us think this is merely another photo and not some sign? Well as Phandroid wisely notes, who puts lollipops on a cake? Another theory states that it maybe called “Layer cake” which may also be a fair possibility here.
With a little more patience and luck we’ll get to know which flavor we are looking at over here!
Today we see a new photo of the front of the device which shows that is running on Android L on a device that actually says Shamu. For one, there’s that Motorola logo up top, complete with the coded ring that helps the manufacturer track prototype handsets.
Sooner or later we shall have well lit shots of the new Nexus which shall leave less for us to get convinces, stay tuned!
HTC refused to comment on the matter but Google said, “Android is a vibrant ecosystem, and many of the industry players are doing very well. There’s room for many partners to do well and to innovate with Android.” Google has been switching between brands so that manufacturers dont get monopoly.
There is also a motorola smartphone lined up for release later this year. Android fans, things just got interesting!
It’s safe to say that after 2 long years we still have the same Nexus hardware and form factors when it comes to tablets. There is a HTC manufactured Nexus 9 lurking behind the scenes which Google may release Mid-October. The upcoming Nexus 9 is expected to feature a 9-inch high-resolution display, and that size alone is novel for Google, but the real highlight might come in the form of the Nvidia Tegra K1 system chip that is said to power the device. Nvidia pulled out a clever campaign, marketing the Tegra K1 as a ‘192-core’ chip.
And but of course, the new Nexus may come with Android L.
We today have screenshots from AnTuTu benchmark confirming tips that the Nexus 9 will be ditching Qualcomm for an Nvidia 64 bit Tegra K1 chip with a 2560*1600 resolution spread over 9 inches. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular benchmark.
The Nexus X is allegedly being made by Motorola and judging by the specifications, it is a hell of a phone on paper. The specifications include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset with 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in memory. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (likely 5.2” in size).
The benchmark also showcases the Android version as 5.0 “L” meaning that it will indeed launch with the newest version of Android. Does this news get you’ll excited?
The $60 plan comes with 2GB of Data and Unlimited talk and text. Each additional GB would cost $15 over the 2GB limit. The plan would normally cost $60 but if you get a phone via Verizon’s edge installment plan then you get it for $50. It’s not everyday that you come across a plan from Verizon that is cheaper than the competition – $5 than AT&T’s offering.
If your communication needs fit in line with this plan, you should definitely take advantage of this.
Google Now Launcher is a fantastic launcher which earlier was a novelty only Nexus users could only make use of. Google recently announced an update post which any Android user can install it on their phone running Android 4.1 or higher.
So if you have an Android with a laggy, buggy launcher that is way too cluttered then this is the way you can breathe in a new life into your phone. Your phone needs to be running on Android 4.1 atleast for this launcher to be compatible with it. This also means newer phones like the HTC One M8, Galaxy S5 and LG G3 are now supported.
Head over here to try it out.
What’s next for OnePlus? A new phone? Maybe, but then it needs to sort out availability of it’s current phone first, so another phone is not gonna happen real soon. If rumors are to be believed, the company is switching it’s attention to new form factors – like wearables.
According to these design sketches, this “OneWatch” would offer some of the hottest features from the most anticipated smartwatches at the moment; those include things like the circular motive like we’re looking forward to from the Moto 360 and a sapphire glass crystal as Apple may use on its iWatch.
Android Wear seems to be the obvious OS for this to run on, but what if Cyanogenmod get’s some custom ROM like tweaks onboard? Let’s wait.