The new kid on the block: Will Nexus 6 change the game?

Nexus 6The world is in the smartphone era. There is no doubt about the fact that smartphones have uprooted the way we look at technology today. So many features and applications all crammed beautifully into that one small handheld, pocket device. iOS, Android and the rapidly growing Windows Operating System are the mainstays of today’s smartphone world. So, with each new phone release being carefully scrutinized, and with Apple releasing the iPhone 6, it is time for Google to stand up, and their next cellular giant release is going to be the Nexus 6, the latest in their impressive line of Nexus smartphones. So, naturally, the question is going to arise, if Nexus 6, like its predecessors will live up to the hype and deliver, or even more; will it change the game? Let’s take a look at its specifications first.

The Nexus, where Google handles the design, development, marketing and support oriented features, will be produced in bulk by comeback kids, Motorola. The device is rumoured to be released in September or October of this year, and is awaited with much anticipation. Partly because of the fact that Google hardly ever ceases to disappoint when it comes to big phone related releases, as they have proven time and time again. The Motorola Nexus 6 is said to be a huge step ahead of previous Nexus models. The display is a True HD IPS+ Capacitive touchscreen, with over 16M colours, and an internal memory of a very impressive 32 GB, with a 3 GB RAM.

With the usual suspects, NFC and multitouch and a 42 MBPS DC-HSDPA and a video quality of 1080p at 30fps, it looks like the Nexus is heading the right way. The chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 as well as and Android’s 5.0 “L” Operating System are said to be featured on the new Nexus. The camera is a 13 MP one with autofocus, optical image stabilization as well as LED flash. Other features include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, photo sphere, HDR and dual recording.

There are additional rumours that the device may come with a Quad-Core MT6732 64-bit chip that is clocked at a rate of 1.5 GHz or it may contain the Octa-core MT6752 SoC running at a frequency of 2.0 Ghz. All of these are just rumours and we will have to wait till the final release before we get to know the actual specifications of the phone. At the end of the day, the Nexus 6, or Shamu is touted to be the next flagship device that will take Google’s profits soaring through the roof in the last quarter of 2014.

The release, which was confirmed by Google Vice-President, Sundar Pichai sometime back is looking promising and is going to provide some tough competition to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6. Tech fans will just have to patiently wait to see if the Nexus 6 can indeed break the rules of the game and provide some outstanding features that will set it apart from the rest.

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  1. No MicroSD card slot or removable battery = deal breaker.

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