Google launches LG and Huawei Nexus phones


Also announces first ever Google-built tablet, the Pixel C

Google has launched two new Nexus phones designed by Huawei and LG, and a Google-made tablet, each running the latest version of Android, named Marshmallow.

The Nexus 6P is the first all-metal-body Nexus phone. Built in collaboration with Huawei, this 5.7 inch device is crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminium, with a USB Type-C port for fast charging, a powerful 64-bit processor, and a 12.3 MP camera sensor with massive 1.55µm pixels for great better photos. The Nexus 6P starts at $499.

Google has also joined forces with LG to create the next version of the Nexus 5, the new Nexus 5X, which provides strong performance in a compact and light package, with a 5.2 inchscreen and the same 12.3 MP camera and Type-C port as the Nexus 6P. Nexus 5X starts at $379.

Both phones include a new fingerprint sensor, Nexus Imprint, which gives users quick and secure access to their phone, as well as use of Android Pay (available in the US).

They are available for pre-order on the Google Store from a number of countries, including the US, UK, Ireland and Japan, and come with a free 90 day subscription to Google Play Music.

In the U.S., pre-orders include a $50 Play credit to help users stock up favourite music, apps, games and shows.

Also, Google is expanding the 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 is easy to switch between typing and using the touch screen. The Pixel C will be available in time for the winter holidays on the Google Store.


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