As dust began to settle around the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop, this week allowed us to step back and take everything in. We didn’t get any major hardware news, but Google made it up on the software side!
Nexus 6 passes through the FCC, ahead of pre-orders opening on October 29
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?