Friday, August 29, 2014

What I expect from the Google Nexus 6 (Nexus X), which possibly could be my next smartphone

First of all if you don't know yet, the Google Nexus 6 will most likely be called the Google Nexus X due to the famous story Blade Runner which features Nexus 6 super-advanced robots. To avoid any negative consequences, and to also possibly avoid the nomenclature issue for the next smartphone that will possibly be the Nexus 7, Google may have decided to have named the Nexus 6 as the Nexus X.

Now that we know that the Nexus X is surely coming, what do we expect out of it.

Well here is what I do,

  • 5.5 inch display
  • Snapdragon 805
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • Android L (or LMP)
Well that's pretty straightforward to say the least, but what about some other features or specifications which are not much talked about?

Build Quality
Well, I absolutely love the build quality of the Nexus 5, but when compared with devices like the HTC One M8, it surely is a big let down. And now that it's almost certain that the hardware will be built by Motorola, one can certainly expect a much better build quality than the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 5 has a brilliant build quality, but the Nexus X may exceed it largely as it's being developed by Motorola

Battery Life
Google has already worked on it, and the battery life on the Android L Developer Preview is fantastic! Yes, I say fantastic because I can easily say that there is at least 20% straight increase in the battery life of the Nexus 5 on the L Developer Preview. And this is not even the final version, not even a beta for that matter. It's just a developer preview. So if Google couples this new software with a relatively larger mAh battery, we can have some seriously good battery life on the Nexus X.

Google has done some amazing work on Android L for the battery life, that being coupled with a huge battery can be a beastly combination

Camera Improvements
Once again, the Nexus 5 has an amazing camera in terms of hardware. But some other phones with the same lens and sensor take far better pictures than the Nexus 5. It's because of the stock image processing Google offers. It's a known fact that Google never really took image processing too seriously, but considering how tight the mobile market and the hardware Google and Motorola will be using, a much better image processing algorithm will be really appreciated.

A 2K Display
Unlikely, but not impossible. We have already seen companies like Oppo and even Sony build their 2K display mobile devices, so one would certainly expect the same from Google's flagship device too. But considering the fact that Google loves to keep the price low and offer value-for-money to the customers, a 2K display looks unlikely. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong in expecting it and if it does happen then I'm sure all the Google fans are gonna love sporting the Nexus X.

That's about it. Apart from the few hardware specifications I mentioned above, if the extra 4 features I wrote about are also added into the Nexus X, I'm sure it's going to be one of the greatest Nexus devices ever.

All the best, Google! Whatever you may come up with, I'm anyways gonna buy the Nexus X.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thank you, but I refuse to do the Ice Bucket Challenge

I was nominated and was excited about the ALS IceBucketChallenge, but I have decided not to do it now for several reasons, the biggest reason being that the real motive of the challenge has now faded away and it has become more of a gimmick right now. No offence to the people who have completed the challenge, it requires great strength to complete the task and so I am very proud of you!

Around 200 people taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge in Boston

But instead of doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, I have rather decided to do something that really does count for the welfare of the people suffering from ALS.

I am donating a small amount for the ALS patients, but I'm not forcing you to do the same. I just ask you to read about what ALS is, and spread awareness about it.

I request you to visit and read about ALS, and spread knowledge and awareness about it.

A well compiled, diagrammatic representation of what ALS is

Please do read about what ALS, and if you wish to make a difference - DONATE!

At the same time I say it again that I'm not against the Ice Bucket Challenge, but if you do take up the challenge, don't just post a video of the same. Do something that makes a difference. Just taking up the challenge and doing nothing eventually leads to wastage of water with no positive results.
And thus, I challenge my three friends to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. They are Manoj Dulani, Ankita Pasad, and Krupalu Mehta. Whether to take up the challenge or not is up to you, but reading about ALS is what I least expect from you.

And I would like to thank Shreya Vaishnav for all that I have posted above. It's a status update by her which I read and decided to donate and spread awareness about ALS.

Thank you. Spread happiness!


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