The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for preorder on October 17, and will hit stores on November 3. The 16GB version of the Nexus 9 will cost $399, the 32GB version will cost $479 and the 32GB version with LTE will cost $599. The Nexus Player and remote control will cost $99 with an optional controller for $40.
The Nexus 6 will be available for preorder on October 29 and available in November, sold unlocked or through carriers. Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T and T-Mobile will sell the Nexus 6 in the US. The 32GB version of the Nexus 6 will cost $649 unlocked, while the 64GB version will cost $699.
The phone marks Google's entrance into the "phablet" market, a large-screen device that serves almost as a hybrid phone and tablet. The Nexus 6 -- which was reportedly code-named "Shamu" after the famous killer whale -- is larger than Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, announced at a splashy press event last month, as well as the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is launching on Friday. A listing for the Nexus 6 made a subtle appearance on AT&T's website Tuesday night, with a $50 on-contract price. AT&T declined to comment on pricing.
The Nexus line has been Google's attempt to create devices running the "pure" Android experience, in which the hardware manufacturer -- in this case Asus, HTC and Motorola -- is forbidden from making tweaks to the Android user interface, altering the software or preloading custom apps. Nexus products are seen as the closest thing to a "Google" product, and typically garner buzz among the Android fan community, helping past vendor partners such as LG gain credibility.