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What to expect from the Google event: Android M, new Nexus phones, Chromecast 2


foxnews articleThe following is an excerpt from Kyle Wiggers | September 29, 2015 | Foxnews.com |

Google scheduled a keynote for September 29 at 9 a.m. PT in San Francisco, and it'll be jam packed. A deluge of leaks and rumors lead us to believe we'll see two new Nexus smartphones -- an LG-made Nexus 5X and a Huawei-made Nexus 6P, the finalized release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and two new Chromecast-branded devices. If that weren't enough, Android TV, Android Wear, and Android Auto updates are entirely possible, too. Fast your seatbelt.

We'll be reporting live from the event, so be sure to follow @DigitalTrends, @JeffreyVC, and the rest of the team on Twitter. In the meantime, here's everything we expect to see.

Huawei Nexus P and LG Nexus 5X
Google could reveal two Nexus phones this year: One from Huawei and one from LG. The Nexus 6P is Chinese company Huawei's take on a pure flagship Android phone. Leaked documents show a unibody with a sloping camera module, a USB type-C port, a display shielded by Gorilla Glass 4, and up to 128GB of storage -- all firsts for a Nexus smartphone. Internally, it supposedly sports an AMOLED screen that's the same size and resolution of last year's Motorola-made Nexus 6 -- 5.7 inches and WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels). It may also pack 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, and a radio compatible with all four major U.S. carriers (Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T).

Nexus 6P's power capacity and processor are reportedly improved, too. The 64-bit Snapdragon 810 (v2.1), which is a generational leap from the Nexus 6's 32-bit Snapdragon 805, powers the handset. A 3,450mAh battery should keep the device running even longer than the Nexus 6's 3220mAh).

The Nexus 6P will come in four colors, black, white, gold, and silver, and purportedly cost $500. Although it's not as cheap as the new Moto X, it's a price point that's quite a bit less than the Nexus 6's $650.

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