Google announce flagship Nexus 6 and new Lollipop Android operating system

Google have announced the long awaited next model in its ‘pure’ Android Nexus series to follow on from the Nexus 5. The Nexus 6 has upped the size, upped the power and upped the performance, but, unfortunately, also upped the price.

The phone is the flagship for the new Android OS, called Lollipop, carrying on the theme of their past operating systems which brought us names such as Kit Kat, Jelly Bean, Cupcake and Froyo.

The most striking feature of the Nexus 6 is the sheer size of it. It out-does the iPhone 6 Plus in terms of screen size, with the 6 Plus measuring in at just 5.5″. The Nexus 6 reaches a huge 5.96″, with a 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display. The iconic home button on the iPhone really is beginning to take up a lot of important display real estate now that the phablet age is coming into full force.

The new Nexus is built with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 – Quad Core 2.7 GHz CPU, and has memory of either 32 GB or 64 GB.

The Motorola manufactured phone also sports a 13MP camera, as well as a 2MP front facing camera, which is a step up for both from the Nexus 5, and again out paces the iPhone 6 Plus.

The biggest downfall for the Nexus 6 is the price. So far, the line of Nexus smartphones has been powerful but relatively cheap, appealing to the wide market that didn’t want to shell out for the more expensive iPhone. It is reported that the phone will cost over £400, and will be available for pre-order towards the end of the month in the USA. Keep an eye out for the UK announcement if the new Nexus is high on your Christmas list.

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