Google Rolls Out New Hardware Including New Nexus Phones and Tablet

Yesterday, Google announced the release of a variety of new hardware including two new Nexus phones, new Chromecasts, and the Pixel C Android tablet.

Here’s a breakdown of the some the items and their features:

Nexus 6P

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Google’s new flagship phone has a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor at 5.7 inches, metal, and about the size of an iPhone 6 Plus.

It comes with a fingerprint sensor, known as the Nexus Imprint, which can be used to unlock the phone, and a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, that uses a Sony sensor with large pixels intended for low-light shooting, as well as the options to shoot 4K video.

On the front, the phone sports an 8-megapixel camera.

As a bonus, according to Google, the phone can be charged in half the time it takes to charge an iPhone 6 Plus.

Available in white, silver, and black with an $89 two-year warranty, the phone comes both unlocked and compatible with Google’s Project Fi network.

It’s now available for pre-order in many countries, with the 32-gigabyte model selling for US$499, and the 64- and 128-gigabyte models, for $549 and $649, respectively.

Shipping starts in October, 2015.

Nexus 5

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This phone, made by LG now comes with s 5.2-inch 1080p display. The Nexus 5 shares many features with the 6P including Nexus Imprint, USB Type-C, and the same 12.3-megapixel rear camera.

5X preorders have started, with the 16- and 32-gigabyte models selling for $379 and $429. The phone comes in white, blue, and black.

As with the Nexus 6P, shipping will start next week.

Pixel C

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The Pixel C is Google’s new 10.2-inch tablet, that comes with an Nvidia X1 processor, 3 gigabytes of RAM, and Android Marshmallow. Selling prices start at $499, with an optional $149 keyboard available to add on.

The tablet is shipping a little later than the phones, in time for the holidays.

Chromecast and Chromecast Audio

The second-generation Chromecast comes in a new disc shape, in your choice of red, black, or yellow. Improvements include better Wi-Fi, thanks to two additional antennas and support for 5-gigahertz connections.

Coming in the next few weeks is an updated Chromecast app for iOS and Android, which will include playback controls, cross-service voice search, and a “What’s On” section for browsing content from compatible apps.

Spotify officially announced support for the Chromecast platform, along with Google revealing the Chromecast Audio, a device with RCA, 3.5mm, and optical connections instead of HDMI.

The Audio and the second-gen Chromecast have started shipping for $35 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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