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22/10/2014 11:39 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 11:59 BST

Google Nexus 6 Preview: Hands-On Video

This is the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 smartphone, it's the company's next flagship phone and will launch running the latest version of Google's operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop.

CNET were able to get an early hands-on with one of Google's most significant product launches since the first Nexus 4.

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With a massive 6-inch display the Nexus 6 competes with the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in terms of size placing it almost certainly within 'phablet' territory.

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As well as the massive screen the Nexus 6 will also come with a number of hardware innovations including wireless charging as well as the ability to 'Quick Charge' to 6 hours of use in only 15 minutes.

There are dual-stereo speakers on the front and a powerful 13MP camera on the back with dual-flash that can record 4K video footage.

Of course the biggest innovation on the Nexus 6 will be its software with Android 5.0 Lollipop marking the single biggest change the Android operating system since its launch.

With a drastically new design Google's new software features more interactive icons with the hope that less phone makers will feel the need to create their own skins for Android.