Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 removed from the Google Play Store, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 added
Out with the old, in with the new is Google’s motto apparently. The search giant recently announced the highly anticipated Nexus 6 phablet along with the Nexus 9 tablet and added both of them to the Google Play Store. Shortly after, the company went on to remove a couple of older Nexus models, namely the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. You can still buy the devices from places like Amazon or eBay for example, but the two are gone forever from the Google Play Store. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 were certainly impressive when they first came out, but compared to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 they seem a bit outdated. Luckily, you can still buy the Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store even though the device is pretty old itself by smartphone standards as it’s now one-year old already.
As for the new Nexus devices, both the phablet and the tablet are great additions to the series. The Motorola Nexus 6 is just as big as we imagined with its 5.96-inch AMOLED display complete with 1440 x 2560 resolution and 494 pixel density. Hardware-wise, we’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with quad-core Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz with Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. Other specs include 32GB/64GB non-expandable storage, 13 MP primary camera along with 2 MP secondary shooter and 3,220 mAh battery. The HTC Nexus 9 isn’t too shabby either as far as tablets go. Its highlights include the Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset with dual-core 2.3 GHz processor, 8.9-inch display with 1536 x 2048 resolution and 6.700 mAh battery. The device also features 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear-facing camera and 16GB/32GB internal storage memory options without microSD support.
The Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 are the first devices to run on the Android Lollipop operating system. A number of other devices from Motorola and HTC will also upgrade to the latest version of the operating system along with devices from Sony and of course Google. Samsung, LG and other manufacturers are also expected to make an announcement regarding Android Lollipop availability in the near future.