Google launch new phones and Chromecasts!

30 September 2015

Google have been busy bees, which has resulted in the release of a bunch of new stuff - notably, two new Nexus smartphones and two new Chromecast devices.

First off - the phones. Google showed off the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, which will both run on Android's latest OS, Marshmallow. Google reckon the phones both have improved batteries, and the 5X will have a 5.7" ultra HD screen, and it'll have an all-metal body, which is fancy.

The 6P meanwhile, has a 12.3-megapixel Sony sensor, which Google reckon is the best ever camera on a smartphone. It'll also have a fingerprint scanner too.

new Nexus

Google have also put out the new Pixel C tablet, which is basically a larger version of the two new phones, melded together. It'll come with a full size keyboard as well. The 5X will start at £339 while the 6P will start at £449, with pre-orders beginning on Tuesday.

In addition to these, there's also some new Chromecasts to check out - an updated version of the existing Chromecast, and Chromecast Audio.

new Chromecast

The new version of Chromecast will still cost £30, and will have better connectivity, thanks to an upgraded antenna system and a WiFi chip that chooses the best connection. Google have updated the app (for everyone, regardless of which dongle you're using) so it'll feel more like a remote, rather than doing everything through your screen.

The completely new Chromecast Audio is pretty interesting too - basically, it is a dongle where you can stream audio. It isn't the same as Google Cast for Audio, which links up Chromecast with your speakers, but rather, it works with any phone, tablet, or laptop that is connected to your network.

It has a 'guest mode' too, which will let friends play music to your speakers, even if they don't have your WiFi password. Good for those of you who like having people over to your house and all that.

Obviously, Chromecast Audio links up with Spotify and all that too. It will cost £30 as well.

TOPICS:   Technology   TV   Freebies   Gadgets

1 comment

  • fairynuff
    Nexus 5X -- 35% more expensive in the UK compared to USA, no more 128gb, no more wireless charging. No deal.

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