iPad leak steals Google's Nexus glory
iPad leak steals Google's Nexus glory
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iPad leak steals Google's Nexus glory

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Google announced its new Nexus devices, but Apple quickly steals away the spotlight by revealing the new iPad. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. [MUSIC] Well the secret its out a day early. Apple was set to reveal its newest iPads at a press event on Thursday. But it spoiled the surprise nd published details a day early. Screenshots of the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 showed up on iTunes on Wednesday as part of the official Apple user guidebook. For iOS eight. It shows both new iPads with touch ID fingerprint scanners and it looks similar to previous models. Funny timing for such a slip up. So for the leak, Google revealed it's new Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet and a brand new TV streaming device called the Nexus Player. The Nexus 6 is the largest Nexus smartphone yet with a six inch screen. It's made by Motorola. And it has a slight curved backing with aluminum trim, so it looks a bit like the Moto X. It has a fast charging feature, too. The phone has the newest version of Android, nicknamed Lollypop. You'll be able to pre-order it on October 29th with the phone arriving in stores by November 3rd. That's also the arrival date for the Nexus Nine Tablet, which as you guessed has a 9" screen. This time Google designed a keyboard accessory that magnetically attaches and folds into two different angles. The tablet is also loaded with the lollipop operating system. If you have an older Nexus or a Google Play Edition device, you should get lollipop in the coming weeks. As for that Nexus player, this is Google's latest attempt to take over your living room. The hockey puck shaped TV accessory costs $100 and it'll be available for pre-order Friday. It has a remote control with a microphone to search for a show with your voice. That's similar to Amazon's Fire TV. You can also buy a gaming controller for $40. It has a few streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus but there's no Amazon app. No Pandora and no HBO Go. You're gonna want that HBO Go next year when HBO is set free from cable. The network is making a big change that will shake up the television industry and make quite a few chord-cutters happy. HBO's launching a stand-alone subscription to the premium channel that will let you watch it just by streaming through an internet connection. HBO Go currently requires you to prove that you pay for HBO though a cable or satellite provider. And we don't know how much the stand alone subscription will cost. But until then perhaps you can brush up on your Dothraki. The language of the nomadic warriors featured on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. The app is called the Dothraki Companion, and with 300 vocabulary flash cards you'll be on your way to victory, or should I say najaak. That's your Tech News update, you can get more details on the Nexus line up on Cnet.com. From our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.

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