Nexus 6P, Chromecast 2.0 and Pixel C tablet announced at the Google Event
Google today made some important announcements at their Nexus Event in San Francisco which included smartphone specs, Android OS release date and other hardware upgrades. The most important ones of them included the announcement of two new Nexus phones, new Chromecast and a tablet. Let’s have a sneak-peak at each one of them.
# Pixel C tablet
At the event, Google announced its tablet that doesn’t run on Chrome OS. The 10.2-inch (2560 x 1800 @ 308ppi) Pixel C Android Marshmallow tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and 3GB RAM. The tablet comes with a magnetic keyboard that sticks to it when needed in many configurations. Pixel C is going to be available by the holidays time with a price range of $499 and $149 more for the optional keyboard.
# Nexus 6P
Google’s new iteration of a flagship phone made by Huawei, the Nexus 6P is a 5.7-inch smartphone having a thickness of 7.3 mm which is more or less the same size as that of iPhone 6 Plus. It has a AMOLED display having impressive resolution of 2560 x 1440 and uses the new USB Type-C port. The phone can shoot in 4K quality with its 12.3MP rear and 5MP front camera. Good news is, the phone is up for pre-order in U.S. beginning today at a price tag of $499 for the 32GB model, $549 for 64GB and $649 for the 128GB model. It will be shipped in late October with the latest Android Marshmallow OS.
# Nexus 5X
Made by LG, this 5.2-inch Google phone has a 1080p display and is slightly thicker at 7.9mm. The battery is also a bit meagre at 2700mAh compared to the 3450mAh battery of 6P. This phone is targeted at budget buyers with a price tag of $379 which is going to be available for pre-order in US, UK, Ireland, Korea and Japan. Nexus 5X phone will ship to your respective locations by October.
# Chromecast 2.0
The popular Google Chromecast streaming dongle has got some cool new improvements for casting videos, audio and games from your mobile devices, PC and TV. It has a cheeky round puck design and the HDMI cable is attached to it to keep everything very compact. The new antenna structure (with 3 different antennas) means a faster speed with support for 802.11ac, 5Ghz. The new round device now supports loads of apps with a filtered approach to find favorite content. Chromecast 2.0 is going to be available in 17 countries for a price tag of $35, starting today.
# Chromecast Audio
Just like the second-gen Chromecast, the Cromecast Audio has a roundish design and focuses on music centric audience. It connects to your speakers and plays music via Google Play Music, Pandora and the new Spotify. It is also going to cost $35 and will ship in 17 countries with pre-orders starting today.
# Android Marshmallow
Android 6.0 will start rolling out next week to Nexus users and in the following weeks/months to other flagship phones and tablets that support the OS. This spells good news for Google phone users who have been waiting for the next-gen OS from Android for quite some time now.