Google is hosting its big fall event today with the company officially taking the wraps off a new lineup of Nexus smartphones from various manufacturing partners, its new second-gen Chromecast that we revealed previously, a revamped Google Photos experience, and much, much more.
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For the new Nexus lineup, Google is introducing a new Nexus 6P manufactured by Huawei, a 5.7-inch device with a QHD AMOLED display, a 12.3MP f/2.0 Sony camera sensor, and a Snapdragon 810 processor. That comes alongside the new LG Nexus 5X, a $379 device that sports a 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 LCD, a Snapdragon 808 processor, and the same 12.3MP f/2.0 Sony sensor as the 6P. During the announcement, Google took the opportunity to compare the new camera to Apple’s new 12-megapixel shooter on the iPhone 6s:
Google said that in low light the new Nexus 6P outperforms all other phones for a number of metrics. It also announced that both new devices support 4K video (much like the new iPhone 6s lineup) as well as a Smart Burst photos feature that creates short animated gifs not unlike Apple’s new Live Photos feature in iOS 9.
In addition, Google confirmed an incoming $499, 10.2-inch “Pixel C” Android tablet with a magnetic, detachable keyboard that will surely become its iPad Pro competitor. It also went over some new details for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and announced new company stats including 1.4B Android actives, 1B active Play users, 30k new Chromebooks/day, and 10k companies using Android for Work.
But perhaps most important for Mac users is the announcement of new Google Photos features. Shared albums, people labeling, Chromecast support and more come to Google Photos with most features coming to iOS and Mac users in addition to Android later this year. And lastly, Google officially announced its next-generation Chromecast devices that comes with Chromecast audio and other new features.
Head below for the quick and easy links to our full coverage of each announcement on 9to5Google:
LG Nexus 5X officially announced, $379 gets you full HD display, Snapdragon 808 and fingerprint sensor
Google: 1.4B Android actives, 1B active Play users, 30k new Chromebooks/day, 10k companies using Android for Work
Android 6.0 Marshmallow gets a release date: Rollout starts on next week for Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and Nexus 9