We met up with Google in New York City on Wednesday to check out the Nexus 6 and some of Google’s other Android products, like new Android Wear devices and the Nexus 9. We’ve already brought you a hands-on with the Nexus 9 and today we’re here with a first look at the Nexus 6.
It’s large, sure, with a nearly 6-inch display, but it doesn’t feel too cumbersome in the hand and feels super, super high-end. That’s thanks to the metal frame, which we also saw employed on the Moto X (2014). It also packs a Snapdragon 805 processor, which slices through Android 5.0 Lollipop with ease.
I love the software design, the icons look cleaner, flatter, and more consistent across the entire operating system. There are small animations here and there, too, which help make Android feel alive with each finger tap.
The Nexus 6 is up for pre-order now, and you’ll be able to pick it up from a bevy of U.S. carriers in the near future with contracts. We’ll be bringing you more in-depth coverage as soon as we can, but enjoy this brief hands-on now.