There have been quite a few announcements in the world of Google this week. They have announced the new Nexus 6, made by Motorola, which is now expected to be available for pre-order in late October. As of now, it will be carried by all US carriers—which for some is a relief after news that the new Moto X would not be.
The new Nexus will come out of the box with the new Android 5.0, Lollipop. It will have a large screen by Motorola standards with a 6” Quad HD display, larger than the new Moto at 5.2”, and a powerful Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7 GHz processor/Adreno 420 GPU for what should be beautiful graphics.
It will have a 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, which should take excellent pictures, before release looks to be comparable to the new Moto.
The Nexus is boasting up to 6 hours of use from 15 minutes of charging with the new turbo charger which will be a nice feature, if you find yourself running out of battery power a lot, as I do. It will be world capable, for those of you who travel—I know a very important point, and water resistant, like the Moto as well.
One thing that lovers of the Moto may be missing out on with the Nexus is that it will not be nearly as customizable, coming in at two announced colors, so far: Midnight Blue and Cloud White. Here’s hoping for a lovely red sometime in the furture! But overall, it looks to be a beautiful new phone, and pretty ample consolation for those of us who were looking forward to the new Moto, but were unable to get it.
The price point for the Nexus 6 is considerably higher than the new Moto X, with the official price point being announced for 649$ for the 32GB, and 699$ for the 64GB for an off contract price. So far there have been no on contract prices announced, just speculation, and no official release dates as of yet.
For those of you who have a choice, what is your vote? Are you interested in the new Moto or the new Nexus?