Google has announced that the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices and tablets, today. It is coming to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, the General Mobile 4G (Android One) and the Pixel C.
Google’s Nexus lineup has been a great way to show off pure, stock Android. One of the more popular Nexus devices was 2013’s LG Nexus 5, it offered a great value at a reasonable price.
After using the Nexus 5X for a few weeks now, this is a true successor to the Nexus 5.
In this review, I will cover the following areas:
- Design & Hardware (hardware and specs)
- Software (all about that Android)
- Camera (a picture is worth a thousand word right?)
Google made a lot of announcements today (some of which were leaked earlier) from two new Nexus phones to brand new Chromecasts.
For those of you who missed the event, here you go:
Android M will now officially be known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google revealed the next version with the unveiling of a new Android statue in front of the iconic Building 43 at their Mountain View campus. Some people were speculating that Android M might have been called Android 6.0 Milkshake, as indicated by the watch face that was on the watch that Google’s VP of Engineering, David Burke was wearing back at Google I/O 2015.
There are a number of ways that a avid Android user can use to customize their device to their liking. The most common comes in the form of a launcher. Essentially a launcher is a skin that changes the overall look of an Android device. There is a wide-variety of launchers to choose from. The three most popular launchers for Android are Action Launcher, Google Now Launcher and Yahoo Aviate launcher.
Google took the wraps of three new Nexus devices. Those devices include: the Motorola Nexus 6, the HTC Nexus 9 and the Asus Nexus Player.
The Nexus 6 is made by Google and Motorola. The phone has a 6-inch (5.96″ to be exact) Quad HD AMOLED display (with a resolution of 1440×2560 at 493 ppi). It also includes a 13 megapixel camera on the back which has OIS (optical image stabilization) and can record 4K video at 30fps and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. The front of the device also features dual front-facing stereo speakers.