Google Unveils First Metal Nexus Handset

Nexus handsets Sep 2015Google has unveiled two new Nexus handsets, the 6P and 5X.

The 6P is a 5.7-inch device. Made by Huawei, its the first metal Nexus and features a 12.3-megapixel camera, front-facing stereo speakers, and Nexus Imprint fingerprint authentication, which Google said will work seamlessly with Android pay for mobile payments.

The 5.2-inch 5X, made by LG, also comes with Nexus Imprint and the 12.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Both handsets will run off Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will go on sale in October, with the 6P selling for £449 and the 5X for £339 in the UK.  Both are available for pre-order from the Google Store in the UK, US, Ireland and Japan, and come with a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music.

Google also used the launch event to unveil the Pixel C, a 10.2-inch tablet with an optional separate keyboard that attaches to the screen via magnets and connects via Bluetooth. When you don’t need the keyboard, you can slap it on to the back of the screen. Additionally, the tablet charges the keyboard inductively so you don’t have to.
The Pixel C also runs Marshmallow, and will be available in time for the Holiday season, with US pricing starting at $499 for the 32GB version, with the keyboard costing an additional $149.

Finally, Google unveiled new Chromecast devices, and an updated app that serves as a TV guide, showing the user the videos that are available to display on their TV via Chromecast, based on the video apps (Netflix, YouTube etc.) they have on their phone.