Google’s Nexus 6 one-ups competition with Samsung and Apple

Google unveiled its newest Nexus smartphone device, produced in conjunction with Motorola, and the device is thoroughly impressive. The device will span 6-inches from corner to corner, and will operate on Android 5.0, otherwise known as “Lollipop.”

The Nexus 6 will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 SOC processor, and will boast 3 GB of RAM. There will be two memory options, and they will run 32 GB and 64GB. However, more impressively, the device will boast a 13 MP rear-facing camera and will be able to capture 4K videos at 30 frames per second.


Right now it’s expected that the device will be available for preorder later this month, and available for purchase in store in November – though an exact date is still not had. The device will be going on sale via the Play Store starting at $649 without a contract.

Possibly though, the most interesting portion of the release of this phone, and the single factor that could do the most to tapping into the market currently owned by Samsung and Apple is obviously Google’s advantage in terms of production.

To put it simply, Google is like Apple, in that even though they are working with Motorola to create these devices, they are in control of production. And even though the Nexus 6 is going to be running some impressive features – like boasting a “Turbo Charger” that will give the phone as much as 6 hours of run time, with just 15 minutes of charging.

Samsung has been considered one of the more ‘flat’ companies in smartphone computing, given that even though their flagship devices do incredibly well on the market relatively – they still don’t come close to touching Apple and the dominance of the iPhone.

That said, the Nexus 6 could definitely change the Android game entirely. It will boast a largely reliable operating system, and will give users the ability to “turbo charge,” something many smartphone users have complained about as batteries seem to continually fail against rigorous, long term use.

The Nexus 6 will definitely be a phone to watch in the coming months to see the kind of splash it makes as it plans to release closer to Black Friday, and the holiday season.

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Nitin Agarwal

Nitin has a background in Electrical Engineering and is passionate about the Internet of Things. He covers how connected devices like smart homes, wearables, and industrial IoT are changing our daily lives. Nitin is also a DIY enthusiast and loves to build IoT gadgets.