What to call Alphabet or Google??? I’ll go with Google.
Well as summer turns to autumn, the annual dance of the smartphone announcements distracts us from the menial midday hours at the office. Samsung and Apple and Sony and Motorola: each has entertained lovers of smartphones with their own spin on similar routines. With the leaves just beginning to turn outside our windows, the final act is set to begin. After lots to rumored and leaked pictures, Google took the stage to introduce its slate of new Nexus phones.
It’s time for new Google smartphones packed with its latest operating system Marshmallow. The search giant has unveiled brand new additions to its Nexus lineup – Nexus 5X and 6P. In addition to these the company also unveiled two new versions of the Chromecast media stick and a new Android-powered 2-in-1 device.
What Google said??
“From your watch to your phone to your TV, we want to help you stay connected, entertained and informed across all your screens. Today we’re introducing a few new things that do just that: two Nexus phones, a tablet for work and play, updates to Chromecast and features for some of your favorite apps—all working together to make your day a little bit easier and more fun.”
Nexus devices “Announced”
Android is an open platform that anyone can build on, and today there are 4,000+ Android devices in all shapes and sizes. Android’s diversity is why it’s become the most popular mobile platform in the world, and the latest version, Marshmallow, takes Android to a new level of performance.
Google started expanding their Pixel family by introducing the first Android tablet built end-to-end by Google. The Pixel C brings together the benefits of a full-size keyboard with the portability of a tablet. The tablet and keyboard attach magnetically, so it’s easy to switch between typing and using the touch screen.
Cast ALL the things (Not for India)
Today two new Chromecast devices were announced. The new Chromecast has a fresh design, and is easier to plug into TVs with crowded ports. It supports the latest Wi-Fi standards and adapts more easily to changing Wi-Fi conditions in your home, so you get higher quality video with less buffering.
Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your existing speakers, so you can stream your favorite music, radio and podcasts over Wi-Fi, similar to Chromecast. It works with tons of apps, including Spotify, Pandora and Google Play Music. Just like Chromecast, it works from anywhere in your home with your favorite devices, including Android, iOS, and laptops. And it’s available on the Google Store and other online retailers for just $35—way less than most Wi-Fi speakers today.
Google also updated the Chromecast app to make it easier for you to find great things to watch or to play, across the thousands of apps that work with Chromecast—whether you feel like browsing or want to search for a specific TV show or movie. The updated Chromecast app is rolling out on Android and iOS over the next few weeks.
All your shiny devices get even better when you have great apps to go with them. So Google is making a few updates to Google Play Music and Google Photos.
- The Nexus 6P starts at $499 (32,700 INR Not Official).
- Nexus 5X starts at $379 (24,843 INR Not Official).
Are you excited about getting this device? If so, what about it appeals most to you?? Is there anything missing that you’d like to see added?? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below and check back soon for more information about upcoming devices.