Nexus 6P and 5X details boring, just like they're supposed to be

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.

The Nexus event set to take place on the 29th of September – next week – will have two devices more than likely. One has been tipped to be a Huawei-made smartphone called the Nexus 6P. This device is rumored to have a 5.7-inch display and a set of specifications that generally ride alongside some of the nicer phones on the market today.

The same is true of the rumored LG-made Nexus, called the Nexus 5X. This device will likely have a 5.2-inch display.

Both devices will come with Android Marshmallow and will have cameras that adequately capture photos at a level that's acceptable – maybe even good – for this second half of 2015's smartphone season.

Fingerprint scanners are also aboard almost certainly, aimed directly at Android Pay.

But like every single Nexus release thus far, don't be surprised if these devices don't beat the specifications and/or performance of each manufacturer's own hero phones.

The Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, on the other hand – that's a different story entirely.

Google is in the business of defeating their competition – only when their competition doesn't use a Google-made piece of software.