News & Reviews: Google Nexus 6 announce
Dec 04, 2014
The Nexus 6 is probably one of the best Android phablets available in the market today. It comes with a great design as well as top end features which makes it better than most other phones in the market. But when Google announced this phablet a few weeks back, the company just mentioned that it was water resistant. So, unlike other competitors like the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nexus 6 wasn't IP certified. However, that didn't stop a user from testing the device under water. In a YouTube video uploaded a few days back, the user submerged his Nexus 6 in the bathtub to see whether it would work underwater. Surprisingly, even without the IP67 rating, Google's latest flagship survived the quick bath. In fact, as you will see in the video below, he could even charge it under water, which clearly shows that you won't have to worry about accidentally dropping your device in water. Recent Motorola devices come with a special nano-coating which makes them water resistant. It was seen earlier that the Moto G as well as the latest Moto X 2014 could survive a dip in water, thanks to this coating. So, it looks like the same coating makes Nexus 6 water proof to some extent too.
Nov 25, 2014
The folks at iFixit have done it again, tearing down the Google Nexus 6 phablet to see what makes it tick and then trying to put it back together again. According to them most of the build is modular except for a few components which have either been soldered or glued to the board. As such, they've given the Nexus 6 a repairability score of 7 out of 10 which is quite good all things considered. While there isn't anything new discovered about the Nexus 6 it does mean if you drop it or break it somehow, you won't have to replace the whole phablet.
Oct 15, 2014
Google has officially continued their Nexus smartphone lineup with the Google Nexus 6. Following the same design as the Motorola Moto X, but with a larger 5.9-inch display, the Nexus 6 is the first phablet in the Google Nexus range of smartphones. The most notable features include a 2K display or a quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution along with dual front speakers, water resistant certification and the new Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box. Other tech specs include a 2.65GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 graphics, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 13MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2.1MP front camera, 3220 mAh battery with turbo charger. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details were available, but the Nexus 6 is expected to go on pre-order starting from 29 October 2014 at $649 (RM2127).
Feb 04, 2014
While the Google Nexus 5 is still a fairly new smartphone, many are already wondering how the next version, theGoogle Nexus 6 smartphone may look like. True, LG made the last two Google Nexus smartphones, but new rumours indicate that we could see the next version being made by Lenovo, which recently bought out Motorola. This has resulted in a concept render from 91mobiles.com which is both curved and colourful. Tech specs and features are still mostly rumours but point towards a 3GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, a 5.2-inch curved display with full HD 1080p pixel resolutions. It could also have a self-healing backside, although if it does have such a LG G Flex-like feature, it seems more likely that it would be made by LG than Lenovo. No news on Malaysia pricing or release dates but we're expecting the Google Nexus 6 to get announced in Q4 of 2014, around the same time as the Google Nexus 5 announcement last year. For now, check out the concept render in this article.