Review: Google Nexus 6
Motorola did a great job with the Nexus 6 for Google. As solid as the hardware is, Android 5.0 Lollipop really shines on the impressive display.
The Nexus 6 may be an over-sized Moto X, but I count that as a benefit. It has more personality than many other handsets on the market, and the build quality is excellent. It may be big, but I find it comfortable to hold and use. The 6-inch quad HD screen is lustrous. The phone's signal performance was excellent on both AT&T and T-Mobile's networks, call quality was impressive, and the battery performs well enough to meet most peoples' needs.
Lollipop is the most attractive, usable, and powerful version of Android yet. It makes the Nexus 6's UI an excellent platform for not just Nexus addicts, but all users. It offers plenty of media options, excellent communications tools, and even some productivity apps for those who need to get some work done.
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The Nexus 6's biggest weakness is the camera. It's not a bad camera; it's an average one. I was hoping for better.
If you're in the market for a phablet, I'd strongly suggest you check out the Nexus 6 alongside the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. It competes well with these devices in most respects, and includes the added bonus of ahead-of-the-curve system updates from Google.
Hands-On: Google Nexus 6
The Google Nexus 6 is essentially a Moto X on steroids. It's huge, well-made, and has an appealing design.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Google Releases Final Developer Preview of Android 7 Nougat
Google today made the fifth and final preview of Android 7 Nougat available to app developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.
Google Publishes Android 5.0 Preview, Updates SDK
Google today made available several significant tools for developers ahead of the general release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. First, Google released updated developer images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator.
Yahoo Adds Search Tools to Aviate Android Launcher
Yahoo today updated its Aviate launcher for Android devices and made it easier to perform searches. According to Yahoo, Aviate users can now search through apps, people, and the web directly from the home screen without requiring them to open a new window first.