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Google Pixel smartphone series to replace Nexus

After rumors have been circulating on the subject for a long time, the tech giant made its official announcement.

For a long time, rumors have been circulating about a replacement for the Nexus line and now Google Pixel has been announced. The tech giant has announced a new line of high end smartphones. These will take the place of the Nexus flagship mobile devices.

There have been leaks popping up all over the web for the Google Pixel (Sailfish) and the Pixel XL (Marlin).

The company has announced the Google Pixel’s existence and has been suggesting that an October 4 unveiling could be expected. It had been indicating that the unveiling would break away from the traditional rectangle and would be made of an oblong with rounded edges. That said, one of the Google websites (madeby.google.com) is indicating a device with the classic rectangle shape. It contains a graphic that starts from the look of the Google query box and that transforms into a phone. Aside from that graphic, the webpage says “Oct. 4” as well as the Google “G” symbol and the opportunity to enter an email address to receive notifications of updates.

The Google Pixel will be the next among a number of hardware products released with its branding.

google-pixel-image-of-nexus-smartphoneThough there had been recent rumors and claims of leaks that showed two new Nexus phones built by HTC, those plans have changed. In August, Android Central reported that the new HTC devices would no longer bear the Nexus name. Moreover, another source, Android Police, recently reported that upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL devices would become “the first phones built by Google.”

The teaser webpage created by Google appears to be confirming the claim Android Police had made. That said, the Android Police report said HTC would be manufacturing the devices, despite the fact that Google designed them.

The industry has been watching the tech brand for a new device such as smartphones ever since the Project Ara experimental modular phone initiative was shut down.

It will be interesting to see what predictions and reports make it on to the scene until the official Google Pixel launch on October 5.

Mobile devices that will be the first to run Lollipop unveiled by Google

The Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus 6 phone have been rolled out.

Google announced its new mobile devices this past Wednesday and both of these new gadgets will run on the company’s latest version of Android 5.0, which will be called Android Lollipop, following the company’s tradition of naming each of its operating system upgrades after treats.

This version of the operating system is said to be Android’s biggest release yet.

The operating system has over 5,000 new APIs (Application Programming Interface) for developers. In addition, it offers improved multitasking, battery-saving features, and “Material Design”, which is the name of its all new visual language.

Google still hasn’t shared any of the big new features of Lollipop. Instead, it has placed its focus on marketing, promoting the way Android provides customers with plenty of individuality and choice, but still manages to maintain core features and compatibility. It recently introduced the tagline “Be together. Not the same.” in a new YouTube video.

The two new mobile devices are equipped with impressive features that make them competition for Apple.

Aside from being the first to run Lollipop, the Nexus 6 phone will be competition for Apple’s newly released iPhone 6 Plus, while the Nexus 9 tablet will compete against the latest version of the iPad Air, which is expected to be shown off later today at an event in Cupertino, California.

The Nexus 6 is a giant smartphone featuring a Quad HD display that is almost 6 inches (5.96 inches), making it larger than the Iphone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch display. In addition, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7GHz, which is the best consumers can get for Android phones this fall. Other features include a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear-facing camera, as well as two speakers at the front of the phone.

The Nexus 9 is an 8.9 inch tablet. It features a 4:3 aspect ratio and QXGA resolution. It has the 64-bit dual-core variant of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Although it is slightly thicker than an iPad Air device, it is not as wide or tall and it even weighs slightly less than Apple’s most popular tablet.

The mobile devices will both be available in store in November. However, the Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on October 17 and the Nexus 6 on October 29.