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Android Central 207: Nexus and Lollipop Extravaganza!

Let's just cut to the chase. We've got the new Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player upon us, as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we've only got an hour or so to talk about it. Let's do this!

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  • I can't wait until the everything rolls out and is about. Gonna be good times for sure. I remember very clearly my first android phone experience. My oh my have we come a long way! Lollipop ; the very little bit that I saw looks amazing! The transitions, the recent apps the contacts WOW! YES I AM EXCITED! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Make no mistake there WILL be bugs and other hurdles to jump through so expect 5.0.1 in 2 weeks after release lol Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • I fell asleep watching this one at no fault of AC (work third shift) at no surprise to see them give the note 4 a 15 second window. This is why I think they need to hire a writer for phablets. I understand that these guys aren't fans but man for those that want to hear about the note, nexus six and every other phablet out there from someone who gets why we like it, well we are getting short changed with a summarized "it's big." Posted via Android Central App
  • As someone who just spent an entire week with very little sleep to write a ~6000 word review and do a ~5min video review (which were pretty positive towards the N4, I might add), I think we gave the Note 4 a good amount of time relative to a single day + podcast talking Nexus. Believe me we are talking and thinking about the Note 4 a lot, and there's far more coverage to come with it.
  • It was with no offense to your review which I thought was great. I'm not saying you guys skip any phones when it comes to reviews. When I want a breakdown of any phone, hands down AC is second to none. To add to that I'm not questioning any of the writers on this site. You all have your personal preferences and other than Jerry gaining some interest in the note 4,none of you are fans of phablets. I enjoy watching the podcasts and don't see anything wrong with AC but the phablet world is not getting its love. When you guys start ranting and raving about the nexus 6 it will most possibly be about lollipop. That's not to say there's something wrong. I'm just saying there's something missing. I used to own a blackberry and as you know Kevin made it almost cool and acceptable regardless of what anybody said. Bla1ze not to leave him out does the same. So to end the rant: I love AC, I love the podcast and your review was awesome. All I'm stating is when a podcast goes on there is nobody on that says "hey wait a minute, you guys may think it's too big but I need to put my two cents on_____ (insert phablet) Posted via Android Central App
  • The note 4 was announced weeks ago My M8 posted this
  • And even then it didn't get any hype on AC because of lack of phablet fans. Posted via Android Central App
  • Hype does not matter. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What time can I start F5ing the developer preview page to get the updated images for my N5 and N7? :D
  • Huh.. Pre order? Posted via Android Central App
  • I think that I agree with Jerry and Christopher that the wide availability of the N6 on all 4 plus US Cellular is pretty big. I think it's big because carrier push is integral to brand awareness. Carrier push is what helps Samsung along while the store employees barely know what a Moto X is, and good luck to Sony! A concerted push and ubiquity will help Android along and the experience will be premium thanks to the added features in Lollipop. Now if the carrier store employees don't f*** things up, this could be enormous. Posted via Android Central App
  • Damn you did it again, rubbished folks wanting to take pics with their tablets. When are you guys going to figure out what a big deal it is being able to do this for folks who don't see well or who need reading glasses to frame a pic on a small phone screen? Posted via Android Central App
  • I have to agree with Andrew on the carrier point. What consumer is going to choose a Nexus over established phones from Apple, Samsung and LG? Maybe Android enthusiasts but a lot of us are turned off by the size and/or price of the device. Also, the price point outside of the US makes it out of reach to a lot of consumers. I don't think this phone is going to sell well at all.
  • Sell well compared to what? If other flagship phones can be bought unlocked at that price why would it not sell as well as them? Posted via Android Central App
  • Because it's not an established brand and the size will turn off a lot. No one knows what a Nexus is outside of those who visit tech blogs and consumers tend to go with what's familiar and safe. Then there's those who know what a Nexus is but won't purchase it because of either the size or the price.
  • For some reason I can't edit the comment. The first sentence should be "...the size will turn off a lot of consumers which already diminishes the potential audience".
  • I get that but that assumes that nothing ever changes. If Google is making a push with the Nexus line, it could be very different. Remember, a lot of people have a N7. I don't think it is as obscure as you think. Posted via Android Central App
  • The point about samsung selling 3 times as many S5's than Note 3's at around 57:30 may not have to do with screen size, as the Note 3 does cost $200 more than the S5. That kind of price difference is a HUGE factor in many peoples decisions. I'm not saying that everyone wants a bigger phone, but you can't say that the size of the phone is the reason that people buy that many more S5's than note 3's when they are at a huge price difference. edit: sorry for the double post.
  • The point about samsung selling 3 times as many S5's than Note 3's at around 57:30 may not have to do with screen size, as the Note 3 does cost $200 more than the S5. That kind of price difference is a HUGE factor in many peoples decisions. I'm not saying that everyone wants a bigger phone, but you can't say that the size of the phone is the reason that people buy that many more S5's than note 3's when they are at a huge price difference.
  • Ditto! <Sent from my awesomely sweet Nexus 6>