It's that time again! With every new Android version that gets released, Google puts a new statue up on their Mountain View campus. This year we are getting a big green bugdroid holding up a Lollipop because that's Android L. The official name is Lollipop, and the statue has been erected to commemorate the momentous occasion. The big bugdroid is even throwing up a peace sign like he does in several of the new Android-ified videos that Google released today. Google also dropped a new Android Lollipop unveiling video on us. It features everything that you can possibly think of that starts with an 'L' being thrown out the window in the search for the perfect 'L' name. Finally, a small Android child shows us the way to Lollipop.
The Nexus 6 is a giant, 5.9 smartphone with a Quad HD display and a Snapdragon 805 chipset. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and a 3220 mAh battery. It will be available through the Play Store for $649, off-contract. You'll also be able to grab it on-contract from Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. It will go on pre-order October 29 and be released in the beginning of November.
The Nexus 9 is an 8.9-inch tablet made by HTC. It is powered by a Tegra K1 processor, has 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.6-megapixel camera on the front. It comes in 16GB and 32GB variants, and runs Android L, just like the Nexus 6. The Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order October 17 and will be released November 3.
The Nexus Player is an Android TV box made by Asus. It comes with a small remote and can be used to browse media content on Netflix, YouTube, and others. You can play games on it, and it has a dedicated microphone for voice search. It comes with 8GB of internal storage. A gaming controller will be sold separately. Pre-orders start October 17 for $99.