Google Nexus 6P , Nexus 5X And The Big Announcements From Google’s Event In San Francisco

At an event in San Francisco , Google officially announced the next iteration of Nexus smartphones , Putting an end to the seemingly unending leaks. This year , Google unveiled 2 different Nexus smartphones made by Huawei and Lg. In this article we’re going to roundup all the big announcements from San Francisco.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Will Rollout Nextweek

At the event , Google announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will rollout Next week ; Starting with Nexus 5 , Nexus 6 , Nexus 7 , Nexus 9 and Nexus Player devices. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest Android version and it comes with new and improved features such as Android Pay, Google Now on Tap, a new simplified permissions system, better battery management, improved sharing functionality and simplified volume controls.

In August 2015 , Google promised that infinix hot 2 will get Android 6.0 immediately the operating system is officially available. Infinix hot 2 users should expect an update in the next few weeks.

Google Nexus 6P – Made By Huawei

Google has announced Nexus 6P , an high end smartphone with a reasonable price tag. Made by Huawei , Nexus 6P is the successor to last year’s Nexus 6. And looking at the specs , we can say its a worth successor.

Nexus 6 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a massive 518 PPI density. It has a full aluminium body and a fingerprint sensor at the back called “Nexus Imprint”. Nexus Imprint can be used to unlock your phone as well as make payments via Android Pay.

Nexus 6P is available in 3 Storage sizes : 32GB , 64GB and 128GB. Each storage viariant comes with and Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor ( 4x 1.5GHz ARM A53 + 4 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57 ) with Adreno 430 GPU , 3GB RAM , 3450mAh battery and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Google Nexus 6P Key specifications

*5.7-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection

*Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor ( 4x 1.5GHz ARM A53 + 4 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57 ) with Adreno 430 GPU

*3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB internal memory

*Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

*Single nano SIM

*12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.55um pixels, smart burst, 4K video recording, slow-motion at 240 fps

*8MP front-facing camera, 1.4um pixels

*Dimensions: 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm; Weight: 178g

*3.5mm audio jack, Dual front-facing speakers

*4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C

*3450mAh battery

Nexus 5X – Made By LG

Nexus 5X is the successor to last year’s Nexus Nexus 5. Made by LG , Nexus 5X is targeting the mid end market , offering decent specs at a lower price.

It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display with full metal build and a fingerprint sensor at the back. Inside , Nexus 5X sports an Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB RAM and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) ; powered by a 2700mAh battery. 

At the back , you get a 12.3-megapixel with dual-tone LED flash, laser auto focus and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Google Nexus 5X Key Specifications

*5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

*Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 ( 4x 1.44GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57 ) 64-bit processor with Adreno 418 GPU

*2GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB internal memory

*Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

*Single nano SIM

*12.3MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1.55 micron sensor, f/2.0 aperture, Laser Auto focus

*5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture,

*Dimensions: 147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm; Weight: 136g

*4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C

*2700mAh battery.

Google launches Nexus Protect

Google understands that your Nexus smartphones could develop a fault at anytime. Thus , They have launched “Nexus Protect” , a protection plan that will cover all damages on your nexus smartphone. Nexus Protect will include coverage for accidental breakdowns only. Google hasn’t yet specified if the Protection plan also covers complete damage of your smartphone.

The pricing of Nexus Protect for the LG Nexus 5X is 69USD and 89USD for the Huawei Nexus 6P. Its is available in only the US for now.

Google Pixel C is a 10.2 Inch Tablet
At the event in San Francisco , Google also unveiled Pixel C , a tablet with a large 10.2 inch Screen. The Pixel C features a 2560X1800 10.2-inch screen with 308ppi, 500 nits of brightness, and sRGB color gamut. It uses an Nvidia X1 SoC chipset with Maxwell GPU.

The Pixel C tablet comes with an external keyboard that is sold separately that attaches to the tablet magnetically. It connects over Bluetooth, clings to the back of the tablet when you’re not using it and inductively charges whenever it’s closed.

Google Pixel C Key specifications
*10.2-inch (3200×1800 pixels) 500 nits 16:9 display at 308 PPI

*NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU

*3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal storage

*Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

*Front and rear cameras

*Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C

The Google Pixel C tablet will cost $499 for the 32GB storage version and $599for the 64GB version. The keyboard is priced at $149.

Android Sensor Hub Will Monitor Your Device Movement

Android Sensor Hub is a new feature that will monitor your device movement. Basically , it consists of a secondary processor that is designed to keep a track of the device’s movements.

This processor will be able to access your camera’s sensors to conserve energy and can provide the acquired data to apps and the system to different purposes. Android Sensor Hub will be able to monitor your device movement , whether it is awake or asleep. This feature will debut on Nexus 5X and 6P handsets.

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