Google Nexus launch event on September 29 – invites go out


New Nexus phones will be unveiled on September 29 and Google’s invites for the event have been sent. The invite says ‘Join us for some tasty new treats and much s’more’ which likely refers to the launch of new hardware and perhaps Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

It is expected that Google will announce two new Nexus phones: a Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. These 2015 Nexus models will be built by LG and Huawei respectively. LG had previously worked on the Nexus 4 but this will be the first time that Huawei will be creating a Nexus device. It is an odd strategy and the first instance where Google will be launching 2 Nexus phones at the same time, and both from different manufacturing partners. Both phones are expected to have fingerprint scanners and USB Type C support along with improved cameras and speedier internals.

The new phones will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and should be the start of update roll out for other OEMs too.

Chromecast 2 is also expected to be announced at the event with a new design, faster WiFi and streaming performance at the same $35 price tag.

Just like always, the Google event will also be live streamed on their YouTube channel so if you are not at the event, tune in online to watch the live event. The event will start on Tuesday, September 29, 9 AM PT.Google Nexus launch event on September 29 - invites go out

via Ars Technica

Update: Here’s the live stream player: