10-26-2014 08:41 PM
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  1. for3nsicguy's Avatar
    This is NOT a "it's too big" gripe on the Nexus 6...at all. I have no problem whatsoever with larger phones and in some ways prefer them. What I am interested in is if the 6" screen in the Nexus 6 will incorporate some feature or functionality that will make the experience more than "Lollipop on a bigger screen". Are there any features coming in Android 5.0 Lollipop that are designed to make use of or add any functionality to displays this large?

    Let's head this off at the pass right now...there is almost nothing in the realm of mobile technology I hate more than the abomination that is TouchWiz. Everyone has their likes and dislikes and I understand there are many who like Samsung devices and TouchWiz. I have to give the Samsung Note Series one thing though: The Note Series incorporates features and functionality that make the experience more than "Android on a bigger screen". In that use case...they hit it out of the park.

    If the Nexus 6 is nothing more than "Lollipop on a big screen"...the 32GB Moto X 2014 is 87% of the Nexus 6 screen size at 85% of the price.
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    10-25-2014 11:12 AM
  2. neutron's Avatar
    With 1/3 of an adequate battery.
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    10-25-2014 11:43 AM
  3. MattKerwin's Avatar
    it is what it is lol
    10-25-2014 11:48 AM
  4. for3nsicguy's Avatar
    72%, of the battery, to be exact.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-25-2014 11:49 AM
  5. coreyacole's Avatar
    So... I have a Note3. And I can say that rarely do I use the multitasking features of it. And I mostly use a launcher that mirrors the Nexus.

    So, L on a bigger screen works for me. My only beef is that without root and xposed, my bigger screen is filled with bigger icons. So as long as they address that in stock (which I can never see in demos because no one ever opens the app drawer) I'm a happy camper. I won't miss the multi screen which is all I used that was touch wiz based.
    10-25-2014 11:56 AM
  6. fredwardnelson's Avatar
    This is NOT a "it's too big" gripe on the Nexus 6...at all. I have no problem whatsoever with larger phones and in some ways prefer them. What I am interested in is if the 6" screen in the Nexus 6 will incorporate some feature or functionality that will make the experience more than "Lollipop on a bigger screen". Are there any features coming in Android 5.0 Lollipop that are designed to make use of or add any functionality to displays this large?

    Let's head this off at the pass right now...there is almost nothing in the realm of mobile technology I hate more than the abomination that is TouchWiz. Everyone has their likes and dislikes and I understand there are many who like Samsung devices and TouchWiz. I have to give the Samsung Note Series one thing though: The Note Series incorporates features and functionality that make the experience more than "Android on a bigger screen". In that use case...they hit it out of the park.

    If the Nexus 6 is nothing more than "Lollipop on a big screen"...the 32GB Moto X 2014 is 87% of the Nexus 6 screen size at 85% of the price.
    I agree. There aren't any multitasking features like on the Note series with the Nexus. Just a bigger screen. Almost like the iPhone 6+. Not in terms of features but having a bigger screen isn't adding anything to the experience other than a bigger screen.
    10-25-2014 12:07 PM
  7. infinity12402's Avatar
    what kind of features do you want it to do? i dont think the note does anything spectacular, and i have one. it has a pen, and does some multiwindow, but i dont think thats all that amazing or needed. i dont need a phone to do anything fancy just because it has a big screen. i like it just because its a big screen.
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    10-25-2014 12:10 PM
  8. fredwardnelson's Avatar
    I don't know what features I want it to do. I think they should do what engineers and creative people do, innovate, create something. But it's not cool when people say "well if you don't know what features you want then you should leave it be". I do think Samsung is at least trying, multitasking, the edge screen, etc. These are at least attempts to use the screen space for another purpose other than videos.
    10-25-2014 12:20 PM
  9. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I don't know what features I want it to do. I think they should do what engineers and creative people do, innovate, create something. But it's not cool when people say "well if you don't know what features you want then you should leave it be". I do think Samsung is at least trying, multitasking, the edge screen, etc. These are at least attempts to use the screen space for another purpose other than videos.
    This is a good point; at least they're trying. Kinda like you won't know a market exists until you actually create it.

    Generally, a larger size would benefit videos, gaming, and web browsing (don't have to scroll around as much). I'm looking forward to have all that extra space. In terms of features unique to a larger size, I can't really think of anything other than side-by-side multitasking.
    10-25-2014 12:24 PM
  10. infinity12402's Avatar
    This is a good point; at least they're trying. Kinda like you won't know a market exists until you actually create it.

    Generally, a larger size would benefit videos, gaming, and web browsing (don't have to scroll around as much). I'm looking forward to have all that extra space. In terms of features unique to a larger size, I can't really think of anything other than side-by-side multitasking.
    thats my point. I like the big screen just for the big screen. so im not squinting at a tiny little screen while im browsing the web, or on forums, or reddit. i dont need the screen for any fancy features, besides not straining my eyes.
    10-25-2014 12:26 PM
  11. fredwardnelson's Avatar
    That's true. I can't think of any either. We use laptops and tablets and only do one thing at a time on them so yeah... idk. Well maybe we don't. I mean we all use browsers and have a million tabs open. Maybe something that remedies that or using YouTube and doing something else. Reading something or referencing something while you are watching a video.

    I like the idea of the edge screen because it does give you like a taskbar type thing or dock for your phone. I don't know of any other manufacturer that is trying to find another use for the large screens other than samsung. I hate to keep bringing them up.
    10-25-2014 12:37 PM
  12. infinity12402's Avatar
    sure multitasking is nice, if you actually use it. i thought it was super cool when i heard about it, but at the end of the day, ive never used it again past the first week i had the phone. which im sure most casual users havent either.
    10-25-2014 12:45 PM
  13. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    The day you can quit the youtube app and the sound from the video still plays is true innovation
    10-25-2014 12:54 PM
  14. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    The day you can quit the youtube app and the sound from the video still plays is true innovation
    Get a blackberry then.

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    10-25-2014 03:24 PM
  15. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Get a blackberry then.

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    If I wanted to go backwards I would indeed revive my crackberry account ! .. But I'm trying to move forward here sir
    10-25-2014 04:25 PM
  16. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    If I wanted to go backwards I would indeed revive my crackberry account ! .. But I'm trying to move forward here sir
    LOL, blackberry 10 does have some killer features.

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    10-26-2014 08:11 AM
  17. anon5664829's Avatar
    I agree. There aren't any multitasking features like on the Note series with the Nexus. Just a bigger screen. Almost like the iPhone 6+. Not in terms of features but having a bigger screen isn't adding anything to the experience other than a bigger screen.
    The 6+ does seem to take limited advantage of the bigger screen however. Probably more than the Nexus 6

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    10-26-2014 09:41 AM
  18. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    Google has been experimenting with multi window at the OS level but it isn't ready for release. The hooks are there, though, so it may show up a few months after the Lollipop release.

    It may not, but at least we know the concept is on their minds.

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    10-26-2014 10:16 AM
  19. for3nsicguy's Avatar
    I haven't been able to find any solid information about Lollipop or the Nexus 6 that points to software or features that are designed to take advantage of the extra screen real estate. About a year ago there were a couple of reports about a very half baked multi-window or split screen reference in "Nexus Android"...but nothing other than that.

    The point of this post was to find out if there was any knowledge about whether these types of features existed or not. The debate over whether they should or not is great...but peripheral at best. The bottom line is that, of all the people who would not purchase the Nexus 6 because of it's size, very few of them would likely change their mind because of a "Feature".

    As for me...I'm all in on the Nexus 6. It checks every box for every feature in every category on my list of wants and needs. The only "negative" I have been able to come up with is the size, which I think will end up being a positive in the near future. My 2012 Nexus 7 won't last forever and with a 6" phone I could certainly see the 7" tablet getting very little use.
    10-26-2014 10:17 AM
  20. dankev's Avatar
    I don't have multiple windows open on one screen on my 13" laptop because it doesn't feel like enough space. I sure as heck don't feel like the 5.5" screen on my Note is big enough for multiple windows. However, my 13" laptop is a lot easier to read on because it's WAY bigger. That's how I feel about phone screens. Being bigger makes it easier to read (or watch video) on. I don't need multiple windows on the screen, I just need a quick way to swap between apps.
    10-26-2014 11:54 AM
  21. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    One thing I hope is that they make better use of the screen you do have. Using Chrome on my wife's S5 and my Note 4 I went to the same pages and lined them up to the top at the same spot, and they both showed exactly the same content. The Note 4 was slightly bigger and slightly easier to read, but I don't have 70 year old eyes and don't need larger text, I want more on the screen so I don't have to scroll as much. Just blowing everything up to be bigger is a waste and should be an option, not the default.

    For comparison, I checked an iPhone 6 Plus when I returned my Note 4 just a little while ago and despite the smaller screen, it showed a full extra paragraph of text compared to the Note 4 when looking at the same page, lined up the same way.

    This wasn't just in the browser, either. I installed Twitter (Plume, actually), Facebook, etc on my wife's S5 and hooked in my accounts temporarily and it was the same. Both the S5 and Note 4 showed the same number of tweets, same number of Facebook posts, etc. Everything on the Note 4 was just blown up more.

    Before asked, yes, I check all accessibility settings and nothing was set for larger text, zooming, etc. Chrome was set to 100% text size on both Samsung phones as well. On the store model 6 Plus everything was set to stock zoom and text sizes.

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    10-26-2014 03:22 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    I go with larger screened devices to show more content (videos, etc) and not necessarily to do note like 2 apps on one screen, because even a 6" screen feels cramped for that. That is what I have a tablet for. I'm not sure google has really incorporated anything groundbreaking to take advantage of the screen, but doing day to day things, will be much more enjoyable on the large and high resolution screen.
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    10-26-2014 03:59 PM
  23. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I haven't been able to find any solid information about Lollipop or the Nexus 6 that points to software or features that are designed to take advantage of the extra screen real estate. About a year ago there were a couple of reports about a very half baked multi-window or split screen reference in "Nexus Android"...but nothing other than that.

    The point of this post was to find out if there was any knowledge about whether these types of features existed or not. The debate over whether they should or not is great...but peripheral at best. The bottom line is that, of all the people who would not purchase the Nexus 6 because of it's size, very few of them would likely change their mind because of a "Feature".

    As for me...I'm all in on the Nexus 6. It checks every box for every feature in every category on my list of wants and needs. The only "negative" I have been able to come up with is the size, which I think will end up being a positive in the near future. My 2012 Nexus 7 won't last forever and with a 6" phone I could certainly see the 7" tablet getting very little use.
    I'm exactly in the same boat. The Nexus 6 has all the things I want in a phone, aside from size. I have 2013 Nexus 7 which I plan on selling since the Nexus 6 will essentially replace it.
    10-26-2014 06:21 PM
  24. retsaw's Avatar
    The day you can quit the youtube app and the sound from the video still plays is true innovation
    Install Viral Popup, that'll play YouTube videos in a pop-up window over your current app or in the background if you want.

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    10-26-2014 06:56 PM
  25. retsaw's Avatar
    If the Nexus 6 is nothing more than "Lollipop on a big screen"...the 32GB Moto X 2014 is 87% of the Nexus 6 screen size at 85% of the price.
    I'd like to point out that the 2014 Moto X is in fact only 76% of the Nexus 6 screen size. (5.2^2)/(5.96^2)=0.761

    The Moto X also has a lower resolution screen with a lower PPI, not that I would expect the difference in PPI to be noticeable in day to day usage.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-26-2014 07:07 PM
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