Google today confirmed the dessert name of its Android 5.0 software update. The Android L as it was known till now will now be known as Android Lollipop. As we know, this Android update brings in Google’s new approach to design – Material Design along with a host of other features.
Complementing the name is the release of new Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. True to the leak, Nexus 6 looks like an overstretched Moto X with a huge 6-inch Quad HD display. It’s powered by Snapdragon 805 2.7GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel f2.0 lens with optical image stabilisation, front-facing 2 megapixel camera, 4K video capture support, 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 and 3220mAh battery.
Google will start accepting pre-orders in late October with release for November.
Next up is the Nexus tablet made by HTC. Boasting brushed metal sides and an 8.9-inch display, Google claims the Nexus 9 is designed for one-handed use. Furthermore, it is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor and features 2GB RAM, LTE support, 6700mAh battery, QXGA display resolution (2048×1536), 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB and 32GB internal storage, 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
The final product to be unveiled today is the Nexus Player. Developed by Asus, the Nexus Player is a streaming player, a gaming device to enable gaming on a large screen and is even Google Cast Ready. Nexus Players’ duties are handled by 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, voice search support and more.
The Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player will go on pre-order from October 17 and on sale from November 3.