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Old 15-10-2014, 13:04   #1
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Nexus 6

This is rumoured to be revealed later today.
If the rumours of the screen size are to be believed I will probably skip this and get a cheap Nexus 5 instead.

Despite what women tell you 6 inches is too big
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Old 15-10-2014, 13:30   #2
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It's a similar size to the iPhone 6 Plus but more screen size and less bezel. Looks great - but I'm a big fan of the Nexus handsets. As long as the price is right, this may replace my Nexus 4.

That said, I'm about to collect my OnePlus One from the local sorting office! Decisions, decisions!
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Old 15-10-2014, 14:01   #3
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I'm sort of hoping that along with the Nexus 6 there will be a shock announcement of a updated Nexus 5 with better battery and updated CPU. If not I might just stick with my Nexus 4 until something else comes along. Maybe if those smaller screened One Plus One rumours are true I'll get one of them.
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I'm sort of hoping that along with the Nexus 6 there will be a shock announcement of a updated Nexus 5 with better battery and updated CPU. If not I might just stick with my Nexus 4 until something else comes along. Maybe if those smaller screened One Plus One rumours are true I'll get one of them.
I'm in the same mind.
Wouldn't mind a revamped Nexus 7 either, but it looks like Google have enlarged the replacement for that as well with the Nexus 9. Maybe they're hoping we'll consider the Nexus 6[X] the N7 replacement?

Either way, the new Nexi are looking to be way more expensive.

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Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player (some STB thing) and Lollipop

Nothing exciting. Available in November
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$649 according to WSJ

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Old 15-10-2014, 16:33   #7
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Urgh, I'd been planning on getting a the next Nexus to replace my Galaxy S3 but I've zero interest in a phablet. I don't use my phone to consume media so I don't want a massive screen.

Terrible move by Google IMO, especially compared to the iPhone 6. Now Apple is seen as the brand to get if you want choice.

I might just try and get a cheap Nexus 5 and one of my main requirements was getting a pure Android phone with no bloatware rubbish.
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Old 15-10-2014, 16:38   #8
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Urgh, I'd been planning on getting a the next Nexus to replace my Galaxy S3 but I've zero interest in a phablet. I don't use my phone to consume media so I don't want a massive screen.

Terrible move by Google IMO, especially compared to the iPhone 6. Now Apple is seen as the brand to get if you want choice.

I might just try and get a cheap Nexus 5 and one of my main requirements was getting a pure Android phone with no bloatware rubbish.
If you're looking for a cheap android device, look at the Moto G range (its a stock like experience).
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If you're looking for a cheap android device, look at the Moto G range (its a stock like experience).
I'm not really looking for a cheap phone has such. My S3, whilst it's served me well, taught me there was little benefit for buying to the arms race and getting the best new phone when it came out. However I do want something that can at least compete with the strongest phones, so a normal sized Nexus 6 would have been ideal.

The One M8 looks interesting but I don't plan on getting anything unless I know it's definitely going to run 5.0.
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Old 15-10-2014, 17:06   #10
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Another shot in the arm for the Oneplus One imo...

That price point will make a lot of minds up who have been waiting for the Nexus 6.

Especially as invites are starting to become more plentiful and preorders are opening up.
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Old 15-10-2014, 17:20   #11
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Terrible move by Google IMO, especially compared to the iPhone 6. Now Apple is seen as the brand to get if you want choice.
Don't grasp this comment at all TBH. Apple sell three phones, which run two OS variants. Android has hundreds of phones with whatever OS variant you prefer.

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I don't plan on getting anything unless I know it's definitely going to run 5.0.
I think it's a safe bet to say any higher end Android phone released in the last six months will be getting 5. The Nexus 5 will, and I think the Nexus 4 is getting it too. Even the low end Moto phones are getting it.

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Another shot in the arm for the Oneplus One imo...

That price point will make a lot of minds up who have been waiting for the Nexus 6.
Maybe if you want a phablet, but I'm not so sure if you don't. The Nexus 5 has better benchmarks than the OnePlus One and looks nicer IMO.

I agree on the pricing though. Double the price of the 5 is a joke. I've owned every Nexus phone since the Galaxy Nexus but no way am I switching at that price. The 5 still feels like a flagship phone in operation and the screen size seems to be the sweet spot for me.

It'll be sad if Android goes the way of Apple with the pricing and marketing (the advert certainly seems very "Apple" in style).

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Old 15-10-2014, 17:56   #13
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Holy crap, that's way too large, and it's matching the iPhone 6 plus (though technically slightly bigger and heavier). Not for me.*



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Well they are going for Apple aren't they!

So the MotoX 2014 is currently on sale for £420 on the Motorola site. That's the same phone Nexus 6 but smaller and without optical stabilisation. I think that would have been a good size... shame they aren't doing both models. $650 dollars is £407.. so it's not much different. Both are a bit pricey for buying outright as unlocked devices though. Not sure I want to enter another contract.. very disappointing.
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There is speculation online that the $649 price tag (for the 32GB) will equate to around £479 here. The blurb from Google indicates it's bundled with a turbo charger which is worth about £20.

Essentially it's about £130 more than the Nexus 5 32GB was, so not quite as massive a price hike as I originally thought. Still too much though.
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Still cheaper than the iPhone 6, right?
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I might leave my decision until I've actually held one in my hand. When I originally got the Nex5 I thought it was too big and it din't take long for that to change.

It's probably going to be a lot easier to decide when seeing it in reality than a bunch of shiny video renders.
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Old 15-10-2014, 21:00   #18
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Is it still billed as the Nexus 6 or are we waiting to see what the official release will say?
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Don't grasp this comment at all TBH. Apple sell three phones, which run two OS variants. Android has hundreds of phones with whatever OS variant you prefer.

I think it's a safe bet to say any higher end Android phone released in the last six months will be getting 5. The Nexus 5 will, and I think the Nexus 4 is getting it too. Even the low end Moto phones are getting it.
It's pretty simple to grasp. I'd like a phone that has top range specs (and therefore is likely to last 2 years doing everything I'd want) but I don't want all the gubbins that 3rd party Android makers stuff into their phones. I'd like the pure Android experience that will quickly bring the benefits of the new OS versions. I get that with my Nexus 7 and it's a big plus.

My Galaxy S3 on the other hand is only just 2 years old (e.g. not much older than my first gen Nexus 7) and despite being perfectly capable of handling any new OS versions will almost certainly not get them. 3rd party handset makers just don't support their phones properly despite them (until now) costing way more than the Nexus.

So if you want the pure Android experience (which I would consider to be not just ideal but what should be offered) all you've got available to you now is the Nexus 6, e.g. just a one choice of phablet. On Apple you've got a standard size phone and a phablet. Possibly down the line the C variant. Yes there are all the other Android brands but there won't be a pure Android experience and there likely won't be long term support. It's a safe bet anything in the next 6 months will get 5.0, but its a far less safe bet that they'll get all the little updates that offer small but sometimes significant tweaks.

Now I'm no fan of Apple at all. Not even this scenario will cause me to buy an iPhone but quite simply I'm feeling like there is a better set of choices on Apple right now, something on Android I never thought I'd see.

And before you mention it, no rooting and sticking custom ROMS made by (definitely talented but still) amateurs/non-official devs doesn't count.
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Very good points. We should be buying new Android phones now with the expectation they will get an update to 6.0 ... not just 5.0 in the short term.

The Moto phones are basically pure Android, so it should be possible with those. However it's whether Motorola care to update a 2 year old phone down the line. Google have more of a responsibility as they lead by example with the Nexus devices... or at least they used to.

I also don't care for the custom roms. Never going to root my phone or replace the OS with non-official.
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