Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Launches New Nexus 6P and 5X, Chromecast Devices

“We try to push the next generation of computing forward; to do that we build hardware”, Pichai said of Google making its own branded devices.


Nexus 5X is a 5.2-inch smartphone by LG and Google and has 2GB RAM and will come in 16, 32GB options starting at Rs 31,999.

These are the apps you’ll be able to uninstall if you want: Google Docs, Fit, Google+, Keep, News, Play Books, Sheets, Slides and Weather. It has a 5.7 inch QHD display, smaller than last year’s Nexus 6 that boasted a display of 6 inches. Under the hood the Pixel C is powered by an NVIDIA X1 quad-core processor, a Maxwell GPU, and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, both running the new Android 6.0 operating system known as Marshmallow, have been developed in partnership with LG and Huawei, respectively.

It also includes a 2,700mAh battery, and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB Type-C port. It also features Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor at the back.

Nexus 6P starts at $499, while Nexus 5X is priced at $349.

The new devices are a source of excitement for tech lovers and Google has already started taking pre-orders which will begin shipping in mid-October.

Google also unveiled the first tablet it has built itself called the Pixel C, which comes with a full-sized keyboard. The devices will sell for $35 apiece, the same price that Google has been charging for the original Chromecast, which has won over a lot of households.

Photography enthusiasts might be pleased with the 12.3MP, f/2.0 primary camera that records 4K videos, and a 5MP front camera.

Like Google’s Chromebook Pixel laptops (above), the Pixel C is tipped to feature a high-end metal design, and will be offered with two keyboard accessories, one crafted from aluminium and the other leather.


The tablet will be available in time for the holiday season on the Google Store.

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