This week the folks at Google have made available the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on pre-order. Both devices will be shipping later in October, and both devices have multiple sizes of internal storage, and therefor multiple price points. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be available from the Google Store inside the United States - outside the USA, users will be able to buy these devices at retailers. Both devices will come with a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music and $50 credit for Google Play software and media.
This morning Google revealed the Nexus 6P for the first time. This device will be coming in Aluminium, Graphite, and Frost colors - and there'll be a Gold version likely appearing next year, so we hear. The device will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB editions. This smartphone is the first "fully metal" Nexus device, coming with an aluminum back and sides. This device has a 12.3-megapixel camera at its back with 1.5 micron pixels, the "best camera [Google] has ever put in a Nexus device."
Google's September 29 event in San Francisco should see two new Nexus smartphones debut, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, along with a revamp of the company's Chromecast dongles.
While plenty of pre-show leaks have spilled the big surprises, with the iPhone 6s fresh to the market there's plenty of anticipation around when the new phones will be released and whether they'll be competitively priced like the Nexus 5.
Today is the big day for the new Nexus smartphones to be unveiled officially for the first time. We have seen plenty of leaks on the LG Nexus 5X over the weeks leading up to the event today. Yesterday, the smartphone was spied crossing the FCC with documents suggesting that versions of the smartphone will be available to support every carrier.
Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been a cut above other Chromebooks. While most of their ilk sport low to mid-range specs, Pixels more often than not bear some of the highest in the market. The next Pixel, named Pixel C, is said to be both the same and yet different, according to insider sources. While it might look like a Chromebook, or half of one, the Pixel C won't be a Chromebook. For one, it will be a tablet. And for another, it will be running Android instead of Chrome OS.
Tomorrow we'll be at a Google event that's sure to flip the script on their Nexus program as well as Chromecast - just for starters. This event will be the launch site for Android Marshmallow. This is the next big software update for Android, bringing about a new operating system face that'll look relatively similar to the last face. Functionality will change, of course, mostly on the two new Nexus smartphones the company has yet to reveal.
We know some new Nexus smartphones are in the works including one from Huawei. That Huawei offering has leaked several times. Alongside that Huawei Nexus offering a new LG Nexus device has leaked several times as well called the LG Nexus 5X. That LG Nexus 5X smartphone has now been spotted at the FCC.
We weren't in much doubt that Google's event on September 29 would be packed with two new smartphones, but fresh leaks fully detail the Nexus 6P that will share double-billing. Any doubts that it might be a true Nexus flagship seem to have been jettisoned along the way, too, with the promise of an all-metal body, a 5.7-inch WQHD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, and a sizable 3,450 mAh battery.
Just because Google's announced event is just around the corner doesn't mean the leaks and rumors have to stop. Quite the opposite, everyone is trying to get their last minute unofficial sources in before all of it is either validated or made moot. For example, we're once again getting some more or less better quality PR images of the Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X. This time, however, we're also being given a peek at the color options that might be available when the two land next week.
When Google created the Nexus program for smartphones (and eventually tablets), they didn't intend to compete with Samsung. They didn't intend to put HTC out of business or drive LG out of the United States. Google wanted to create a program where they could bring their base vision for Android to life, and to do so with developers in mind. Sure, they sell these devices from their store to anyone - you can buy a Nexus device with support from almost any major carrier now, too. But don't be surprised when your new Nexus 5X doesn't have a camera as sharp as the iPhone 6s.
In just less than a week, Google has a scheduled event where it might possibly reveal the two new Nexus smartphones, one from LG and one from Huawei. Naturally, leaks and rumors are ramping up to beat the deadline. This latest batch seemingly confirm some of the things we've been seeing and hearing about, particularly the rather odd design on the back of Hauwei's Nexus. Alleged retail boxes of both Nexus smartphones have also appeared, confirming the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P monikers leaked earlier.