As we’d previously heard, Google’s event — where it’s expected to unveil the upcoming Nexuses (Nexii?) — will take place in San Francisco on September 29th. Doors will open at 8am, with the event due to kick off at 9am and followed by hands-on time with the new devices…
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As part of the presentation, Google is expected to take the wraps off two new Nexus smartphones. One made by LG and the other, larger model, manufactured by Huawei. Recent rumors suggested they’ll be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P respectively. Although different sizes and specifications, they’ll likely both feature USB Type-C connectors and fingerprint sensors. What’s more, they’ll be the first phones on the market to run stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
As well as those, 9to5Google exclusively heard that the company is working on a some new Chromecast devices with revamped software, and a “Fast Play” feature. Chromecast Audio, code-named ‘Hendrix’ will likely join the new Chromecast as an audio-specific product, enabling users to have multi-room audio without spending a fortune on Sonos systems. You’ll be able to plug it in to any audio device that accepts a 3.5mm jack, and stream musically directly to it.
Although we have a good idea of specs and features for most of Google’s upcoming hardware announcements, we’re still eager to hear when they all go on sale and for how much. Thankfully, we know we don’t have long to wait now.