The question that immediately comes to mind is that “Is bigger really better?”, when we get to see Google’s new flagship, the Nexus 6, equipped with the shiny new Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
Well it’s huge compared to its predecessor. And we are also not sure on the size but it does have its benefits though. The phone doesn’t have a firm launch date yet but Google says it’ll become available sometime in November ($649 to $699 unlocked or for a lower up-front price if bought on contract from a carrier).
Well for now, the first things to notice are:
- The size.
Well it may seem obvious but trust me; it’s the first quality you notice about the nexus 6. You can’t avoid it: At 6.3 x 3.3 x 0.4 in., the gadget looks like more of a small tablet than a large phone or a phablet for some.
- The style and design.
To be honest the new nexus 6 looks quite familiar. Oh yes it is closely related to or we could also say that it’s basically a scaled up version of the 2014 Moto X, with a few minor tweaks here and there.
The new Nexus maintains the Moto X’s overall look and feel, from the gently curved back to the aluminum frame. It even has the trademark Motorola dimple on the back, though a far less prominent one than what’s on the 2014 Moto X. The device comes in soft-touch plastic only, just two color choices, and no leather or wood options.
The super-Nexus is surprisingly comfortable to hold, relative to the plus-sized class; its curved back makes it feel more natural in the hand than the flat and boxy Note 4, though it’s certainly not the kind of device you could use single-handedly.
- That sweet, sweet Lollipop software.
Now comes the star of the show, yes the real highlight is the nexus 6’s operating system, Android Lollipop 5.0. And Lollipop is truly a treat. With Google’s new Material Design motif in place, the operating system feels fresh, modern, and comfortable, like a familiar home that’s been thoroughly but tastefully renovated.
Basic appearances aside, a series of slick new transitions and animations all throughout the system help make it feel more polished and cohesive than ever. This is a new beginning for Android, no doubt and an exciting one as well.