Google debuts Android Lolipop, new Nexus devices

The Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus Player will run on Google's new Android Lollipop OS

The Nexus 9, Nexus 7 and Nexus Player will run on Google’s new Android Lollipop OS

Google has taken the wraps of its latest flagship Nexus devices – as well as the next version of its Android operating system.

The Nexus 9 tablet – built by HTC -¬†will offer a 2.3GHz NVIDIA K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and a 9″ screen. It will come with 16GB or 32GB of storage, with preorders for the device starting on 17 October.

The Nexus 6 smartphone – made by Motorola – will have a 5.9″ HD screen, a 2.7GHz¬†Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and a 13-megapixel camera. Preorders for that device will open later this month (in the US at least).

Coming somewhat out of left field is the Nexus Player – an Android-based device for playing content on your TV.

It will allow access to the standard streaming options like Netflix and YouTube, while a separate controller will allow the device to be used as a games console. Preorders for that start on 17 October too – with a price-point somewhere in the Apple TV region.

All of these devices will run on the new Android 5.0 operating system – which has been officially named Lollipop.

The OS will become available to other Nexus devices in the near future, as well as many Google Play edition tablets and smartphones. The exact release schedule of that is not yet known, however, and it may take some time to hit certain devices depending on the manufacturer.


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