Another Nexus 6 Image and More Nexus 9 Details Leak
While Google hasn’t said anything about it, folks all over the web seem to believe we’ll find out official information about the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and Android L as early as tomorrow. Today, a new image alleged to show off the Nexus 6 in its six-inch glory hit the Internet, while specs and price information for the Nexus 9 is making the rounds as well.
First things first: tech leaker @evleaks came back from his self-imposed retirement to reveal what sure looks like the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone we’ve been hearing about for the last few weeks:
What a depressing few days. I remember 1 thing that used to make me feel better, tho. No mark in deference to Nexus. pic.twitter.com/76zhSfu8rJ
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 14, 2014
That’s not much in the way of detail, of course. It’s tough to see just how enormous the six-inch phablet really is without seeing it next to some other device for comparison. Even still, it looks a lot like the Moto X, and @evleaks has always had a pretty good track record with accuracy.
Meanwhile, a post on Forbes reports that the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet will also debut tomorrow, and offers up some price points for the two different configurations users will be able to buy. The post says that the 16GB version will retail for $399, while an iteration with twice the internal storage and LTE data connectivity will cost only a hundred dollars more.
Moreover, the Nexus 9 will boast an 8.9-inch, 2048×1440 pixel display with a 64-bit dual-core processor. The post says it’ll have an Nvidia Kepler GPU, while other reports have said that the Nexus 9 will feature a Tegra K1 chip, which is based on the Kepler GPU for PCs. Regardless of what you call it, the hardware specs sound totally solid, and more than capable of competing with Apple’s iPad line.
Speaking of the iPad, Apple is supposedly going to reveal new versions of its flagship tablet on October 16. As such, Forbes reports that Google will not be holding an event on October 15 as previously thought, but will instead unveil the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in a blog post tomorrow. On top of that, while the new Nexus devices will run Android L, the post says that the actual release of L for the rest of the world’s compatible Android devices is still up in the air.
I’m hoping that it’s ready to go tomorrow, but I’d obviously rather that Google work out as many bugs as possible before releasing the updated operating system. In the meantime, check back here tomorrow to see news about the latest and greatest Nexus devices Google has to offer. Will they provide adequate competition for Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPads?
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