Wednesday, 15 October 2014


#AndroidLollipop #Android #NexusPlayer #NexusTablet #AndroidWear #AndroidAuto #AndroidTV #Chromecast #Glass #Nexus #Silver #Lollipop #Android5 #Android5Lollipop 

Goodhour, Synapse Circuit Readers. It is great to see you as always! I guess you are buzzing from the knowledge that Android 5, “Lollipop”, is now official as well as the latest Nexus devices!



Above: The Nexus 6 which is said to be coming in black and white. It looks great; big without being cumbersome. I love this dual front-facing speaker design! I can't wait to get this in my hands! There is no way that Android fans are going to defect to the iPhone 6 Plus because of the size alone. Android 5 Lollipop is gonna take some licking! Wink, wink... 


While some have an opinion as to what goes into a “premium” handset it has become very, very clear – judging by some hiccups with iOS 8 – that the most important aspect is the operating system! I have always said that Android is second to none and this was abundantly clear from the recent Google i / O conference in June! We got a glimpse of the future and this future has arrived for us lovers of technology!

Google promises that Android 5, Lollipop (I was right about the name) will give the user up to 90 minutes of more battery time and that it should be small enough to fit on many older devices! Hurrah! So, it is hopeful that many handsets and tablets will be receiving an upgrade at some point. Hmmmm, I don’t know how that bodes with rooted handsets as Cynogenmod appears to be stuck on KitKat for some reason... We’ll see...

What I have appreciated about Google is that it is running its own race; Google do not seem to be directly competing with Apple or Mircrosoft... Google are focused upon its idea of the future and the proof is in the products. If one takes the time to create great products then it is highly likely that people will want to buy into them. Also, bear in mind that Google wants to reach folks across the various platforms. Android 5, Lollipop is going to span across various platforms so there is a great potential for more devices that work with what we have already!



"The Nexus 6. This new phone has a contoured aluminium 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..."

That's awesome! I do love my large screen handsets and this could very well be my next handset! It's made by Motorola and the Moto G 2014 is sweet! The review is coming soon! I got myself the second generation Moto G specifically for the Lollipop update! I want to experience Android 5 in all its pure glory! I also hope to get a review of the Nexus 6 out to you soon!

"Next, a new tablet built in partnership with 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..."
Wow! I am loving it! I was unsure about the partnership with HTC at first but this tablet sounds ace! It certainly looks great and there is a uniformity in terms of the design as it resembles the Nexus 6!

"Finally, we’re releasing 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 Player is an exciting product as you know that I am dissatisfied with my cable service of crap TV channels. I am looking forward to hooking up this device to my HDTV!

"Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for pre-order on October 17 and in stores starting November 3. Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October and in stores in November—with options for an unlocked version though Play store, or a monthly contract or installment plan through carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. Specific carrier rollout will be subject to certification completion and will vary. Check out for more details on availability..."

This is great news - especially for my US friends! I can't wait to learn the details of the European release.

"Android 5.0 Lollipop, which comes on Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, will also be available on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks..."

Fantastic news for owners of the above products! Yes! However, Motorola has issued a statement to say that the Lollipop upgrade is coming to the following handsets:-
Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
Moto G with 4G LTE
Moto E
Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini

Too bad about the Motorola RAZRi as I am very sure that there is a possibility there that Lollipop is small enough to be installed on that handset. I am very curious to find out if Lollipop could improve the fluidity of the RAZRi as it has become quite sluggish. Still, it's good to know that the latest Motoroloa Moto models (along with the Droid handsets) will be getting the upgrade! It is going to be a superlative time for Android and the mobile device industry in general! Watch this space for more commentary, reviews, competitions, etc!



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