Speaking of Chromecast, Google revealed that it has sold more than 20 million Chromecasts globally. There's now a new version of the streaming dongle that includes a new design and faster Wi-Fi. There's also Chromecast Audio, a streaming device for speakers that connects through a headphone jack. Both the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio will be available for $35 in the US. A pleasant surprise was the addition of Spotify support to Chromecast. Lastly, the company debuted a new 10.2-inch Android tablet.
The device can be paired with a magnetic Bluetooth keyboard, similar to the Microsoft Surface, The Pixel C tablet is equipped with a 10.2-inch display with a pixel resolution of 2,560x1,800, That works out to about 308 pixels-per-inch, It's powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra pastel blush, grey and blue ink clouds painting iphone case X1 processor and 3GB of RAM, The Pixel C also includes a USB Type-C port for charging, The keyboard will be automatically charged when the tablet is closed, The Pixel C will be available in both 32GB and 64GB storage options, It is slated to arrive "in time for the holidays" on the Google Play Store..
The Mountain View, California-based tech giant on Tuesday unveiled a pair of phones: the Nexus 5X from LG and the Nexus 6P from Huawei. The devices were shown off at a Google event in San Francisco. Both the Nexus 5X , which starts at $349 (£339, AU$659), and the Nexus 6P , which starts at $499 (£449, AU$899), are available for early order today but won't ship until October. Though Nexus smartphones have never been blockbusters, they're critical in promoting Google's Android operating system, mobile software that powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones and tablets. Each Nexus smartphone launches with the latest version of Android and serves as an example of the software's latest and greatest capabilities.
The Nexus brand holds sway with Android enthusiasts, who believe the devices run the purest version of the software, free of extra bells and whistles from handset vendors and wireless carriers, Creating a Nexus smartphone for Google is a boon for vendors like Huawei because they share in the buzz that surrounds a high-profile product, The smartphones will be the standard-bearers for Android 6.0, also known as Marshmallow, There's typically a lag between when the Nexus phones appear and when other mainstream smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 5, LG's G4 or HTC's One M8, get the latest software, In addition to coming preinstalled on the new Nexus 5X and 6P, Android 6.0 will start rolling out to other Nexus phones as an update next week, The new version of the operating system includes Google's Android Pay mobile payment pastel blush, grey and blue ink clouds painting iphone case technology, improved privacy and power-saving features, and the new personal-assistant feature Google Now on Tap..
Google typically builds a Nexus device in partnership with a major smartphone or tablet vendor, in the past working with the likes of Samsung, Motorola and HTC. This year, it's Huawei's and LG's turn. Both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P get a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. Google calls it "Nexus Imprint," and it works with Android Pay, a service that lets you pay at the register with your phone, akin to Apple Pay. The handsets also get upgraded 12.3-megapixel rear-facing cameras, which can shoot better photos indoors, record super-high-resolution 4K video, and create animated GIFs, similar to Apple's Live Photos feature. As for front-facing cameras, the Nexus 6P gets an 8MP version, the Nexus 5X a 5MP device.