Google announces new devices & updates apps features


Google devicesGoogle Inc. today introduced some hardware, some software & some things in between. There are now 2 new Nexus phones, a Tablet, updates to Chromecast & added features for  some of its apps.

The Nexus 6P smartphone is the 1st all-metal-body Nexus phone. Built in collaboration with Huawei, this 5.7” phone is crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminum, with a USB Type-C port for fast charging, a powerful 64-bit processor, & a 12.3 MP camera sensor with massive 1.55µm pixels (hello, better photos!). The Nexus 6P starts at US $499.

Google announced it had teamed up with LG to bring the new Nexus 5X, a compact & light package, with a 5.2” screen & the same 12.3 MP camera & Type-C port as the Nexus 6P. Nexus 5X starts at US $379.

Both phones include a new fingerprint sensor, Nexus Imprint, which gives users a quick & secure access to their phones, as well as use of Android Pay (in the US). They are available for pre-order on the Google Store from a number of countries, including the U.S., U.K., Ireland & Japan, & come with a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music.

Google has also expanded the Pixel family by introducing the 1st 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

It also introduced 2 Chromecast devices. The new Chromecast has a fresh design, & is easier to plug into TVs with crowded ports.

Chromecast Audio is a small device that plugs into your existing speakers, so you can stream your favorite music, radio & podcasts over WiFi, similar to Chromecast. It works with tons of apps, including Spotify, Pandora & Google Play Music.

Google also made a few updates to Google Play Music & Google Photos. Google Play Music will offer a new family plan later this year. Up to 6 users will be able to use 1 account for a shared fee of US $14.99 a month (instead of US $9.99 per person). Sharing is a theme of today’s Google Photos updates, too. Google has added Chromecast support, too.In the US, you can now add private labels to your photos to make it easier to search for specific pics of people with things, places or other people—say, that photo of Mom at the Grand Canyon, or of your daughter with her pet bunny. & soon you’ll be able to pool all your photos & videos with friends & family in 1 place, & get updates as soon as new photos are added.

http://news.google.com Sep 29, 2015 

SAN FRANCISCO — Google unveiled two new Nexus smartphones running the latest Android mobile operating system and the next generation of its Chromecast streaming device — including a …

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Google Unveils New Devices to Connect Smartphone and TV – New York Times

http://news.google.com Sep 29, 2015 

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple used a flashy stage show this month to lay out a vision for how it wants to take over your living room. Now it is Google’s turn. Google on Tuesda …

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With New Chromecast, Google Takes Another Shot at TV, Home Media – Re/code

http://news.google.com Sep 29, 2015 

Google shared new sales figures for the streaming stick — 20 million devices shipped — and introduced new software search functions that put it on par with competitors Roku …

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