Invites for Sept 29 Google Nexus Event Are Out – Android 6.0 / Chromecast Also Expected


It's confirmed, folks. Google has just sent out the invites for its event where it will release Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and of course, the new Nexus devices and the 2nd Gen Chromecast.

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The event will be held in San Franciso on September 29, starting at 9 am. Expect to see two new Nexus smartphones, which have seen several new leaks in the past two weeks. The two new Nexus flagships are reportedly being made by LG and Huawei. LG is calling its device the Nexus 5X, according to the leaks, while the Huawei model will be called the Nexus 6P.

The 5.2-inch Full HD Nexus 5X will be running on a Snapdragon 808 and 3GB of RAM and reportedly will be cheaper of the two. Nexus 6P, on the other hand, will be powered by Snapdragon 810. You heard that right - Snapdragon 810 keeps living. Both the Nexus devices are reported to feature USB Type-C connectors and fingerprint sensors. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be running on the Nexus flagships, out of the box.

Coming to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the upcoming operating system will be an incremental update focusing largely on bug fixing, battery optimization and other feature enhancements. Some of the expected features include app permissions, mobile payments, standardized support for fingerprint sensors tied to Android Pay mobile payment system, new battery features like the Doze mode which promises twice the normal battery life, and much more.

Additionally, Google will also reveal a second generation of its Chromecast device which plugs directly into your TV and lets you stream content from services like Netflix. The new Chromecast will be unveiled alongside a Chromecast audio device. The 2nd Gen Chromecast will introduce new features, including feeds for device's main screen, "Fast Play", and improved WiFi, according to 9to5Google. Chromecast will launch in at least 10 countries at first and is expected to be priced similar to the first generation model.

Those interested can follow the event live on Google's YouTube channel where it will be livestreamed.