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Nexus 6 Arrives in the Google Play Store



The Nexus 6, Google’s flagship Android device made by Motorola and meant for developers  who want a pure Android experience, its now available for in the Google Play Store.

The Nexus 6 arrived in the Google Play Store just roughly two days after Google first revealed it in a post on its blog. The Nexus 6 is a gargantuan smartphone. Its 6-inch display alone makes it a tablet replacement.

To be clear, Google isn’t yet taking pre-orders for the Nexus 6 through the Google Play Store. However, this new store page does give us another look at pricing and storage capacities. Purchasing the Nexus 6 with 32GB of storage will set users back $649, just as Google announced. A Nexus 6 with 64GB of storage will cost users a whopping $699. That’s an all-time high for a Google-sanctioned Nexus device. For comparison, last year’s Nexus 5 with 16GB of costs $349.99. Color options also match those that Google shared on Wednesday. The Nexus 6 will come with either a white or dark blue back on launch day.

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Read: Nexus 6 vs Moto X 2014

As GottaBeMobile reported earlier this week. The Nexus 6 is essentially a retooled Moto X 2014 with a bigger screen, more horse power and a few extras. First there’s that 6-inch AMOLED display that practically guarantees it a place in the phablet category that sits between regular sized phones and full-size tablets like Google’s own new Nexus 9.

A Snapdragon 805 processor gives users four 2.7GHz processing cores to work with. The Nexus 6 also has 3GB of RAM. That’s 1GB of RAM more than what’s available in the Moto X 2014. To power that battery and make up for the Nexus 6 not having the Moto Display technology that keeps users from having to turn on their device’s screen all the time, there’s a bigger 3220 mAh battery inside too.

When Motorola revealed the Moto X 2014, there were a few choice extras that either didn’t come included with the phone itself, or seem noticeable absent. In the notably absent category was wireless charging. The Nexus 6 does have wireless charging, like the Nexus 5 before it. With wireless charging users can skip plugging in the device with a USB cable to charge.

Both the Nexus 6 and the Moto X 2014 are compatible with Motorola’s recently announced Turbo Charger, but only the Nexus 6 includes a Turbo Charger inside the box. That’s key as a Turbo Charger costs $35.99 on its own. Motorola says the Nexus 6 will get 6 hours of battery life off a 15-minute charge.

Another key advantage in purchasing the Nexus 6 over the Moto X 2014 is its front-facing speaker. The Moto X 2014 may look like it has dual front-facing speakers, it doesn’t. Instead, on its face sits a single front-facing speaker with a microphone.

Both devices include a rear-facing 13 megapixel camera with a ring flash that helps defuse sudden lighting. In addition to the camera software being separate, the Nexus 6 has optical image stabilization. In theory, low-light picture-taking and video should be better on the Nexus 6 since optical image stabilization helps cameras compensate for hand movements.

The Nexus 6 is a bigger, more powerful Moto X 2014, but it’s missing the key ingredients that make the Moto X 2014 such a winner: software. The Nexus line is supposed to act as refuge for Android software changes made by hardware makers. Motorola only makes software changes that have a quality of life impact. For example, sensors on the front of the Moto X 2014 allow users to swipe away calls and check notifications without turning the device on. The front-facing sensors required for that are gone in the Nexus 6.

Read: Nexus 6 Release Date Breakdown

Google has yet confirmed a pre-order date for the Nexus 6. That being said, all four major carriers in the United States have confirmed that they have versions of the device on the way.



  1. nilesh shukla

    10/18/2014 at 2:38 am

    Waiting eagerly for pre-booking date to be announced.

  2. nilesh shukla

    10/18/2014 at 2:39 am

    Waiting eagerly for pre-booking date to be announced. Awesome looks….

  3. sayadamin

    10/18/2014 at 5:47 am


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