More Android. More screen. More everything 

That’s the tagline with which Motorola ushered in the latest in the series of Nexus devices – The Nexus 6. Built for Google by Motorola (the Nexus 4 and 5 were by LG) the Nexus 6 is the first smartphone to feature the latest major iteration in the line of Android versions – Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Specs

  • 6-inch AMOLED Quad HD display, with 1440 X 2560 (493 ppi) resolution.
  • Snapdragon 805 processor and Adreno  420 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 3220 mAH battery – Motorola promises will get you through a whole day – featuring Motorola Turbo Charger, capable of boosting your battery with 6 hours worth more of juice in just 15 minutes
  • 13 MP with Optical Image Stabilization and HDR+, 2MP front-facing.
  • Dual front-facing stereo speakers and;
  • Of course Android 5.0 Lollipop, featuring Google’s new Material Design

 No African launch yet … as expected

The Nexus 6 will be available in two colour variants – Midnight Blue and Cloud White – and two memory options – 32GB and 64GB – via the Google Play store and It will launch first in the US, at a retail price of $649 for the 32GB variant. 28 more countries across Europe. Asia-Pacific and North America are to follow in Q1 of 2015.

Android 5.0 rolling out to select older devices

The last bit of related news is that the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Moto X, Moto G and Moto E will be getting Android Lollipop upgrades soon.

Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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