Google unveils surprise Nexus 6 smartphone

Oct 15, 2014 1:17 PM by NBC News

Google unveiled a new smartphone and tablet on Wednesday, both of which will run Google's brand-new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The devices, which will be available for pre-order later this month, include:

Nexus 6 - This Motorola phone will feature a 6-inch screen, 13-megapixel camera and what Google calls a "Turbo Charger" that allows for six hours of use with only a 15-minute charge. The Nexus 6 will be available for $649 without a contract.

Nexus 9 - The latest Google tablet was built by HTC. It features an 8.9-inch screen and an available magnetically attached keyboard. The Nexus 9 will start at $399.

Nexus Player - A round, streaming device similar to the Roku and Amazon's Fire TV, completed with a voice-activated remote and an optional gamepad for video games. Pricing information is currently unavailable.

As for Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google says it comes with the ability to log in with multiple accounts and a new battery-saving feature that extends the life of devices by 90 minutes.


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