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A black one m9 would be great. 
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So...any news on the lollipop update? 
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Well from what I read, the Turbo is going straight to 5.1 because HD Voice is native feature of 5.1. I'm wondering if we won't get the same treatment for the Maxx because it is HD Voice compatible also. Though the Moto X 2013 has the same chipset it is not HD Voice compatible.
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Would be very interested to see these in the US. Maybe inside best buy if they got rid of those Samsung experience shops. 
It may not be on a barge, but Google has opened its first-ever retail location. The new Google shop is located inside Currys PC World in London's Tottenham Court Road, offering shoppers the chance to sample the Web giant's lineup of Android phones and tablets, Chromebook laptops, and Chromecast streaming devices. Visitors will also be able to get some hands-on time with Google's software tools and apps in new and unique ways. For instance, the ...
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Things you could buy for $17,000:

* A 2015 Toyota Corolla
* 13 top-of-the-line Dell XPS 13 laptops
* 1 Apple Watch, rose gold edition

Only one of those things is likely to be meaningfully outdated within the next 12 months.
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Yup. So many round design elements in a square watch face just looks ugly.
 
If Android Wear had launched with this same exact form and UI, people would have ridiculed it endlessly.

I originally said that in September (http://goo.gl/Qbnim7). Can't help but think the same today.
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Pretty much sums up Apple as a whole. Additional functionality is cut in favor of design. And yet the iPhone 6 plus with its larger battery continues to sell like hotcakes. Smh... 
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Big is Beautiful: Hands on with the Nexus 6

There's really not much left to be said about the Nexus 6. It's been out for about 5 months now and most people who want one already have one. However, Verizon finally got around to adding the Nexus 6 to their lineup and, as I hadn't seen one in the flesh yet, I headed over to the local store for some quality time with Google's latest flagship.

The design language is familiar. If you've held or seen a 2nd gen Moto X, imagine that but with the size of the Note 4. I was a little surprised at how comfortable and relatively light it was in the hand. Most reviews remark on what a large device it is, larger even than the Note 4 and iPhone 6 plus, and how this can make it a stretch to hold. I have average sized hands and it didn't feel any larger or heavier than either of those devices. In fact, when compared to the Note 4 the Nexus 6 actually feels better in the hand due to the curved back and curved aluminum sides. However, that stock plastic back is slippery as well as a fingerprint magnet. While I could confidently operate the Note 4 one handed, the Nexus 6 nearly slipped out of my grasp multiple times. This is one phone you'll likely want to stick a dbrand skin on or get some kind of case.

The screen is gorgeous and takes up most of the front panel. It's not quite on par with the Note 4 screen, which tends to be brighter and slightly sharper. However it's no slouch either. The Nexus 6 screen has the rich, vibrant colors of an OLED screen with an incredibly high 493 PPI. This makes for a thoroughly enjoyable viewing experience that highlights all the slick animations and bright colors of Lollipop.

As this was just some hands on time in the store I couldn't really test the quality of the camera. From what I could tell it took pictures that looked nice on the device screen. What stood out to me was the speed. One of my pet peeves is a phone camera with a sluggish shutter. Thankfully, with HDR turned off the shutter was almost instantaneous. For comparison I snapped a few pictures with a Note 4 display model. The Nexus was faster. I've complained in the past about Motorola's cameras having incredibly slow shutter speeds. Notably, the Droid Turbo, while taking nice pictures, has the shutter speed of a smartphone from two years ago. The Nexus 6, with HDR turned on, snapped pictures at the same speed as the Droid Turbo with HDR turned off.

The speakers are definitely above average. Watching & listening to the music video for "Get Lucky" was actually quite nice. Granted, HTC's Boom Sound speakers do provide a more rich sound with more in the bass and mids. But having front firing stereo speakers while most other devices use rear or downward facing speakers instantly gives the Nexus 6 a huge advantage.

There's not much to say about the UI; it is stock Android after all. What really blew me away was the utter speed and smoothness of the Nexus 6. Almost every Android device I've owned has had a little jank occasionally when dealing with heavier workloads or switching quickly between apps. Not this phone. Everything ran smoothly without a hint of stutter regardless of what I did. Combined with the sharpness of the screen and the pretty transitions of Lollipop and it felt almost like I was touching the "paper" behind material design. I've never used another device that felt so smooth and polished. For comparison I played with the 2nd gen Moto X and Note 4 display models. Neither one ran as smoothly (although the Moto X came close).

Overall, this is one helluva device. It's firmly in phablet territory but, in my opinion, doesn't feel overly huge. The build quality is top notch. The screen isn't perfect but it's very good. It snaps pictures quickly. And, while it may not have all the features of the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy line, it's the perfect device for showcasing pure Android, the way Google meant it to be. This phone is the Android purist's wet dream.


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+Brian Magsipoc I'm kind of lucky. Verizon messed up my warranty back in October and extended my contract by a year for the replacement device. Because they messed up, they moved my upgrade up. I was quite ticked that they expected me to keep a first generation Moto X until October of 2016 because they replaced a device still under warranty. The device overheated and the back material started bubbling up. 
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Last thing about the apple watch. This was posted late last year after the announcement of the apple watch and is still pretty relevant. Which watch ui looks better? 
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The bigger battle at this point is still convincing people they need a smart watch at all on either platform. But it's fascinating to me how Google and Apple seem to have switched places over the past few years. If you showed this to someone back in 2007 they probably would've assumed the moto 360 and android wear ui were apple products. 
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This describes me almost exactly. First thing I notice about anyone isn't their smile or eyes, it's what phone they're holding.
 
THIS. THIS IS ME
Just at this Native New Yorker I've seen a Galaxy Note 2, a Galaxy S4, an HTC One X, 2 iPhone 5s's and an iPhone 6 Plus
I think about smartphones more than any normal person should. I could say it's part of my job as a gadget blogger to think of these things with irregular frequency, but that would really be a cover up, a convenient lie. The truth is I'm naturally obsessed, and I indulge that obsession to a creeptacular degree.
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I'll be very interested to see where this goes in the future. According to the article, the balloons are able to beam 4g signal directly to handsets. That means potential for a complete carrier service built on project loon as well as the new project titan drones. Perhaps...a Google carrier service? 
Google's Project Loon, bringing internet connectivity to out of the reach areas using balloons, sounded ridiculous at first. Turns out, according to Google
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Great hole in the wall place. It's tiny and I mean it seats maybe 20 people max. It's literally a renovated 2 bedroom house with a restaurant kitchen added in the back. Don't let that put you off however. Food is very good, if a little bland at times. Great for any vegans, vegetarians or anyone just wanting healthy food that actually tastes good. Their Memphis bbq sandwich platter is quite tasty.
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Food and service were both top notch. Moussaka and chicken shawarma were amazing and the falafel and hummus were good as well.
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Food was excellent, huge portions and staff was friendly.
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Food took a while to get to our table but it was good once it got there. Mahi Mahi wraps are excellent. Calzones are big enough to feed two. Decor is cool in a retro surfer kinda way. Decent place.
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One of my favorite Asian food places. Great variety of foods from different regions, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, etc. Thai curry is very tasty.
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Excellent chicken shawarma. Had a combo with fries for relatively cheap. Place could be a little cleaner but otherwise decent.
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