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Nexus 5 lives on as Google says goodbye to the Nexus 7

With both the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet having now formally entered the realms of reality, Google is killing off some of its most beloved devices.

However, although both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets are being axed in order to make way for the new 8.9-inch iPad mini rival, the Nexus 5 looks set to live on as the company’s more pocket-friendly smartphone offering.

An update to the Google devices website has shown the new Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 listed alongside the Nexus 5 and new Nexus Player media streamer. There is no sign of the former leaders of the Android slate space.

While some might mourn the loss of the Nexus 7, a device which finally gave Apple a rival in the tablet space, the survival of the Nexus 5 is set to give Google some much needed variety in the smartphone sector.

Although handsets are edging towards increasingly oversized screens, the 5.96-inch QHD panel handed to the Nexus 6 is massive by any means.

This gargantuan design makes the Nexus 6 considerable larger than both its leading rivals, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and comfortably dwarfs the 5-inch Nexus 5.

Despite a confirmed release date and pricing still up in the air, Google has unveiled the Motorola made Nexus 6 as a new powerhouse of the smartphone space.

Pairing its oversized design with a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and a 13-megapixel OIS enhanced camera, the Nexus 6 will also become the first phone to run the newly confirmed Android 5.0 Lollipop OS direct from the box.

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