The new Nexus Lineup (Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player)

So what a day.  I feel a little ripped off that we didn't get a splashy event... but any news is good news.  And no more rumours (however the blog posts have already started to speculate on Android M)!

So what was announced today over at

Let's have a look at the Nexus 6, 9 and Player, shall we?

Nexus 6

  • 6" @ 2560x1440 with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.7GHz x4 Snapdragon 805
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32 or 64GB storage
  • 13MP / 2MP
  • 3220mAh

And it comes with a rapid charger that claims 6 hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge time.  Based on the Moto X 2014 it also has dual front facing speakers.

Now, people are a little butt-hurt over the price.  We've been spoiled with the great pricing strategy of Nexus devices in the past... so here's the reality check:  32GB comes in at $750.  Ouch!  But reasonable compared other flagships out there.

I'm just concerned about 6" screen size.  That's HUGE.  The G Flex was 6" and I just hated holding it.  The Z Ultra was 6.44" and it was a chore to use.  I really doubt that there's going to be much market for that size.

Nexus 9

  • 8.9" @ 2048x1536 (yes that's 4:3)
  • 2.3GHz Tegra K1
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB storage
  • 8MP / 1.6MP
  • 6700mAh
  • $400USD for the 16GB and $480USD for the 32GB
Price is not bad, but wowza, that's a battery.  It's a nice jump in for HTC as they haven't done a tablet in... well... since the Flyer.  The 4:3 aspect ratio is odd to have chosen; but I guess it's trying something different (watch out, or Apple'll sue!)

Nexus Player
  • 1.8GHz x4 Intel
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Storage
  • HDMI out (1080p @ 60Hz)
Player console, remote and gamepad

The first real Android TV device out there, made by Asus it'll be a cool addition to my living room at just $100.  I'm a little concerned about the 8GB of storage, as some games will easily fill that quickly. 

Also, note that the gamepad is sold separately (no price announced for that).