If you are excited about the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, it is easy to understand why. They are some of the first devices to come out with the newest version of Android, Lollipop (version 5.0), built right in and ready to use. Currently, the prices are somewhat comparatively high at $649 for the Motorola constructed Nexus 6 while the HTC-assembled Nexus 9 will go for $399. If you are not willing to pay that much for a single smartphone, then here are some alternatives.
According to CNET, Google is planning to bring the Nexus 6 into a whole new market with individuals. The best way to insure that this happens is to make the phone affordable, not to mention accessible. So Google may work with distributors and retail partners to make this happen, and the best time to have a price decrease would be on Black Friday. CNET even goes so far to say that the Nexus 6 could get a price cut all the way down to $199.
As for the Nexus 9, the Ecumenical News reported that HTC rolled out a “Hot Deals” promo last week that will take place every Tuesday until January 2015. Within this deal is the Nexus 9 for a price of just $199.
So is the Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 worth purchasing now? As for the Nexus 6, it has a big 5.96 AMOLED screen good for 1440 X 2560 of resolution. Inside is a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chipset with 3GB of RAM. The cameras on the Nexus 9 is a 13 Megapixel rear-facing and a 2 Megapixel front-facing.
The Nexus 9 tablet has a 8.8 inch screen, and it is complete with dual front-facing speakers as well as BoomSound technology. It has about 2GB of RAM and has a rear-facing camera of 8 Megapixels, with a front-facing camera of 1.6 Megapixels.
So, if you are waiting to purchase one of these devices, good thing may come to the consumers that are willing to wait. In fact, the tradition of giant retailers like Wal-Mart and Best Buy offering gift cards of value up to $100 on Black Friday and beyond could return, resulting in even more savings.