Speaking at the launch, Andrei Popescu, an engineering director within Google‘s Android team, said: “Marshmallow is our most polished version of Android to date”. The device comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back panel that can be seen on other devices like Oppo R7 Plus, Oukitel U10, Huawei Honor 7. Of course the newly announced Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will release running Marshmallow out of the box.
The LG Nexus 4 came with wireless charging support. It comes with 5.7-inch AMOLED display WQHD resolution.
The LG Nexus 5X, on the other hand, comes in two onboard storage options — 16GB and 32GB, which are respectively priced at $379 and $429.
It was previously reported that Google may roll out its new mobile OS to the public this fall.
With regards to what users can expect to find when they install Google’s latest OS on their devices, it seems as though the update will not veer far from the design of Lollipop. These are the first smartphones with an Android upgrade codenamed Marshmallow.
Thankfully for would-be customers, it looks like Google is approaching this the same way that Apple and Samsung does, which is by storing the fingerprints locally and securely, and that they will not be sent to the cloud. (NASDAQ:AAPL) tradition of releasing software early and then launching the hardware later on. But word is that it will be launched in line with the holiday season.
Google’s rival has also announced the availability of its latest iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in India from October 16 to grab a share of the festive sales around Diwali.
The company also introduced “Google Now on Tap” which will allow users to pull up relevant contextual info from any app that runs on your phone. Priced at $499, preorder is already available in the USA, Ireland, Japan, and UK.
Also there is a new smart battery-saving mode called “Doze” mode that will put the device into sleep when it’s left unattended for a long time.