This week was the closest thing to Christmas we have in the Android World. After a long, long summer, Google finally gave Android L a name (hello, Lollipop!) and launched the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Packing new features and a beautiful design language, Lollipop is coming from early November to Nexus devices and the rest of the ecosystem. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 impressed with top specifications, though our enthusiasm was dampened by their stingy price tags. The surprise of the event was Nexus Player, an Android TV box made by Asus. While our eyes were firmly on Mountain View, we also got some news on the powerful Droid Turbo and Sony’s US-bound Xperias.
Motorola Moto X (2014) just $50 on Verizon contract this weekend
This weekend only, get the new Moto X (2014) for just $49 with a Verizon contract through the Motorola Moto Maker website. An awesome price for an awesome phone, but is it enough to commit to a two-year contract?
For a lot of potential customers eagerly awaiting the Nexus 6 unveil, the fact that flagship specs have been matched by a premium price tag is cause for consternation. Has Google priced its new smartphone too high?
Motorola committed to bringing Lollipop to its 2013/2014 lineup
Another busy week in the world of Android: our Nexus fever reached new highs thanks to new reports about Google's upcoming devices, Samsung shared some bad news, Motorola's Droid Turbo stopped being a secret, HTC launched its selfie-focused Desire Eye and RE Camera, Lenovo surprised us with its quirky new Yoga tablets, and Google released big updates to several of its Android apps.