Google previewed the next Android operating system updated at Google I/O over the summer. Now, it’s ready to start rolling out to devices.
The first devices that will champion the operating system update is the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player. Other devices to receive the update will cross Android Wear, phones, tablets, Android TV, and Android Auto. Specifically, it will also be available “on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.” Other manufacturers like Sony have announced their supported devices that will receive the update.
The Nexus 6 is a 6-inch phone from Motorola.
This new phone has a contoured aluminum frame, a 6-inch Quad HD display and a 13 megapixel camera. The large screen is complemented by dual front-facing stereo speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making it as great for movies and gaming as it is for doing work. It also comes with a Turbo Charger, so you can get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge.
The Nexus 9 is a tablet from HTC.
Nexus 9, with brushed metal sides and 8.9-inch screen, is small enough to easily carry around in one hand, yet big enough to work on. And since more and more people want to have the same simple experience they have on their tablets when they have to do real work, we designed a keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, folds into two different angles and rests securely on your lap like a laptop.
The Nexus Player is made from collaboration with Asus and is the first device running Android TV.
Nexus Player, a collaboration with Asus, is a streaming media player for movies, music and videos. It’s also a first-of-its-kind Android gaming device. With Nexus Player you can play Android games on your HDTV with a gamepad, then keep playing on your phone while you’re on the road. Nexus Player is Google Cast Ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from almost any Chromebook or Android or iOS phone or tablet to your TV.
The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for pre-order today. The Nexus 9 will be in stores on November 3rd while the Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in Late October and in stores in November for all major U.S. carriers. See google.com/nexus for more details.