Google Nexus 6 Now Listed on Google Play Store
Got your eyes on the Google Nexus 6? We’ve got good news”
The plus-sized smartphone boom continues unabated… heck, even Apple has boarded the bandwagon with its iPhone 6 Plus (first impressions). Soon after the Cupertino major announced its first phablet, Google unveiled its own contender, the Nexus 6. With its 5.96-inch display, this device is the largest Nexus smartphone till date, and just goes on to show how popular the large-screened smartphone space has become. The device was listed on Flipkart a few days ago and I have been covering reports about its expected availability and pricing as well, and now the much-awaited phablet has been listed on the Indian Play Store as ‘coming soon’. The pricing is in line with what we’d expected, and is pegged at Rs 44,000 for the 32GB model and Rs 49,000 for the 64GB variant. Both options will be available in a choice of two hues – Cloud White or Midnight Blue.
The Motorola-made Nexus 6 mimics the Moto X 2nd-gen’s (review) design and marks the debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Mountain View’s mobile platform that boasts a new Material Design and tons of new features. For your money, the device also offers top-of-the-line specs that include its 2K resolution AMOLED screen measuring 5.96-inches, 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 gigs of RAM, a 13MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation and dual-LED ring flash, and support for Qi wireless charging.
Apart from the Play Store, the Lollipop-flavoured Nexus 6 should also be available to buy from Flipkart and at that price, will go head-on against the current premium flagships such as the LG G3 (review) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (first impressions). The appeal of a Nexus for pure Android fans sets it apart though, and with the kind of specs it offers, it’s sure to set make others sit up and take notice. Its slate sibling, the Nexus 9 is also due to make an appearance soon… around November 15 to be more precise.