Google Unveils New Nexus Phones, Pixel C Tablet

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Google made a bunch of announcements at a press event today, including the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, which we talked about here. Among the announcements were three new Android devices from the company.

Two of these are new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Both include a new fingerprint sensor called Nexus Imprint and Android Pay in the U.S. Google describes the devices:

Nexus 6P is the first 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, and a 12.3 MP camera sensor with massive 1.55µm pixels (hello, better photos!). The Nexus 6P starts at $499.

You’re not the only one who misses your Nexus 5. We’ve joined forces with LG to bring it back with the new Nexus 5X, which gives you great performance in a compact and light package, with a beautiful 5.2” screen and the same 12.3 MP camera and Type-C port as the Nexus 6P. Nexus 5X starts at $379.

The third device is a new tablet called the Pixel C, which while being an Android device, is being placed in a family of products with Google's Chromebook Pixel. It has a full-size keyboard that attaches magnetically and an aluminum design, as well as a USB Type-C port.

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The phones are available for pre-order on the Google Store in the US, UK, Ireland, and Japan. It's unclear exactly when the tablet will be available, but Google says it will be in time for the holidays. It will start at $499.

The newest version of Android (Marshmallow) is set to roll out next week.

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