Next Nexuses—first impressions of Google gadgets

Google has debuted its three newest Nexus gadgets—the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player, a media streaming device for Android TV. These newest additions to the lineup were announced earlier in October, and they were displayed for the first time Wednesday at a press event in New York City.

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The Nexus 6, manufactured by Motorola, is designed with a contoured aluminum frame and a 6-inch Quad HD display screen—slightly larger than the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. The Nexus 6 also boasts a 13 megapixel camera, dual front-facing stereo speakers and a turbo charger, which means up to a six-hour battery life with only 15 minutes of charge.

Preorders for unlocked versions of the Nexus 6 are now available through the Google Play store, with 32 GB models selling for $649 and 64 GB models for $699.

Google Nexus 6
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Google Nexus 6

Google's Nexus 9 tablet, made in partnership with HTC, has an 8.9-inch screen with 2048 x 1536 display resolution. The tablet is available at 16 GB of storage for $399 or 32 GB for $479. The 32 GB version is also available with a built-in LTE data connection for $599.

Nexus Player, the new media streaming device that runs Android TV, is a cylindrical set-top box that plugs into any television and streams movies and television from sources including Netflix, Hulu Plus and Google Play store. A remote that's included controls the Nexus Player with voice search capability. A gaming controller is sold separately. Nexus Player is available for preorder from the Google Play store for $99.