Google Nexus 6P Smartphone Launches in Australia: What it Means for Mobile App Development

Mobile app development professionals here in Australia are always happy when a popular device is finally available here. With every new device comes new capabilities and therefore new opportunities for app creation and development. Google’s Nexus 6P Smartphone is no exception.

Specs and Tech Talk

The Nexus 6P is nearly identical in size to the iPhone 6 Plus, but it can charge nearly twice as fast as the iPhone 6 Plus due to a v2.0 USB Type C 1.0 reversible port/connector. It uses a Li-Po 3450 mAh non-removable battery. There are three different Nexus 6P variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but the 128GB version isn’t available here. It is supposedly available in Frost, Graphite and Aluminium colours, but the Frost colour isn’t available in Australia right now.

It has a 14.5cm screen with Gorilla Glass 4, made Corning with an oleophobic coating. It uses Android’s new Marshmallow 6.0 for an operating system. It is available with a 1.55 GHz or a 2.0 GHz quad core processor. It has two cameras with the primary camera offering laser autofocus at 4608 x 2592 pixels. It also features a wi-fi hotspot and bluetooth connection.

A few interesting bells and whistles: barometer, compass, gyro, proximity and accelerometer sensors.

What it Means to the Mobile App Developer

We would recommend getting to know this phone very well, because we think it will be popular. At the very least, it will be part of the continued evolution of the smartphone. Get to know the features that make it unique, such as the barometer, accelerometer or proximity sensors.

A lot of the best apps are created to solve problems or enhance the capabilities of other apps. Is there a way you can use any of the new features to make an app that hasn’t been made yet?

If you have an idea for an app, contact us. Let’s see if you have something we can take to market. Call us on 0417 150 796 or use the “contact us” box here on the website.