Google Android 6.0
Amazingly enough, the revelation that the ‘M’ in ‘Android M’ is to be ‘Marshmallow’ isn’t the most exciting bit of the new OS launch. Well, it was temporarily, but as of now we’re more interested in what the new OS will bring. And the answer is many things. There are mildly obvious upgrades, like homescreen rotation and the virtual plumbing for Android Pay using any device’s fingerprint scanner. There are geeky love-ins, like the process of accepting or declining individual access permissions on an app-by-app basis (sounds dull, but it gives you power over the likes of Facebook so, uh, yep).
Then there are things that caused a murmur: apps and their data backing up automatically to Google Drive? Hmm. But as with most OS upgrades, it’ll be the things you don’t see that will make a big difference. Like the death of the ‘Open in … ‘ rigmarole, or seamless in-app Chrome tabs with full security and autofill. You’ll just be happier with your phone, without really knowing why.
Google Nexus 6P by Huawei – 32GB Graphite, 4G LTE – USA Warranty
Huawei is your hardware partner for the bigger and more upmarket of the two new Nexuses. The body is aluminium, the 5.7in screen is 2K, the processor is Snapdragon 810 and the RAM is 3GB. Pretty, pretty fancy. Nexus 6P’s hardware comes w/ the latest version of the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor making the performance faster than ever.
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G: LTE 1900 (B2), 1800 (B3), 1700 (B4), 2100 (B4), 850 (B5), 2600 (B7), 700 (B12), 700 (B13), 700 (B17), 1900 (B25), 850 (B26), 700(B29), 2300 (B30), 2500 (B41)
- 5.7-inch AMOLED Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
- Android v6.0 (Marshmallow), Quad-Core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 Processor, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 81, Adreno 430 Graphics
- 12 Megapixel Camera (4608 x 2592 pixels) w/ Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash + Front-facing 8 Megapixel Camera
- Internal Memory: 32GB, 3GB RAM