Devs: The Android Lollipop-based Nexus 6 is HOW big and costs HOW much?

The Nexus 6 may be the first taste app developers get of Android Lollipop, but some of the social reaction so far has been a little on the sour side. 

Along with announcing the full name of its latest platform update, Google and its partner Motorola took the wraps off its largest-ever tablet, a 5.9-inch device that will come at a cost of $649. The Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order later this month.

Twitter comments from app developers were more mixed than usual. A few seemed to think there was some logic in the Nexus 6 size, given Google and Motorola's competition.

Others suggested that a "go big or go home" approach is too off-putting.

More controversial, however, was the fact that the cost of the Nexus also increased substantially with version 6.

And while vendors and analysts are intrigued by devices that offer a compromise between a phone and a tablet, the Nexus 6 may be another example of a product that will have to gain mindshare with app developers.

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