We are in that time of the year again. After all the hype and excitement, a new Nexus for the new year is already up for pre-order. And as you might expect, the world is going nuts over the new handset. Especially with the craze surrounding the release of new iPhones out of the way.
Heading straight into the topic in hand, Google's latest flagship smartphone is a massive handset. The new Nexus 6 with its 5.9-inch display, killer specs and impressive design is the newest standard to have arrived from Google. Let alone the fact that it's fitted with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
However, with the phone now going up for pre-order, we are sure that a few heads will turn in the prospect of owning the handset as soon as possible. But before you shell out the money for the handset, let's take a look at the 5 most interesting features we have already seen from the handset.
This whopping handset, featuring the latest Android Lollipop platform, is the biggest Nexus ever. Measuring in with a display of 5.9-inches, the handset offers a razor-sharp and expansive display. This Nexus, made by Motorola, is significantly bigger than the 5.5-inch screen on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, and it's even bigger than the 5.5-inch display on Samsung's Galaxy Note 4.
Moto X-inspired Looks
The new Nexus 6, to be perfectly honest, looks like the second-gen Motorola Moto X that has recently hit the gym. It offers the same curved back, alongside an aluminum trim that follows down into the backplate at the top edge. There's also the branded M-dimple, for Motorola. But we are sure it's more than just a Moto X lookalike.
The Material World of Lollipop
In case you don't know still, there are tons in features in Android 5.0 Lollipop. And that it fits in well with the new Nexus isn't really a shocker. With the new update from the company, Android 5.0 introduces a completely redesigned interface called Material Design. And this material design spreads out to almost all the aspects of the new Android and any handset that supports it.
Project Volta Backup
Project Volta was introduced as a Google initiative to improve a handset's overall battery drainage. And the first hand experience to that can be garnered via the new update. With the OS update, developers are now able to control how their apps affect battery life. This even includes scheduling tasks and acquiring data only when the phone is plugged in to a charger. There's also the new battery-saver mode that will turn off background data and decrease the CPU clock speed in case of low battery.
Big on Power
The new Nexus smartphone is powered by a quad-core, 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm. On closer inspection, you will see that it is the same CPU found in other major devices like the revamped LG G3 Cat 6 (for Korea) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's even coming up with the upcoming Motorola Droid Turbo. The processor also includes the Adreno 420 GPU for smooth graphics rendering and gameplay.