Google has sent out an invitation for an event on September 29 in San Francisco .The company is rumoured to unveil the next Nexus phones, which are said to be manufactured by LG and Huawei during this event. In addition to that Google might also unveil the second-gen Chromecast streaming device. Google is also planning to showcase the final version of Android Marshmallow in the event.
This upcoming event is the first big event of google under Sundar Pichai since the reorganization. This will be the first time that Huawei will manufacture a smartphone for Google, while for LG, this would be the third time that the company will make a Nexus smartphone for Google, following the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones. In addition, these phones might the first to run Android 6.0, nicknamed Marshmallow.
Recently, details of the Nexus smartphone, made by LG, were leaked. The new smartphone by LG will offer a rear fingerprint scanner along with a metal frame and plastic rear. In addition, the front panel will showoff dual-stereo speakers. Other rumoured specifications include a 3D camera along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. The report also suggests that the screen will be offered in 5.2 inches and will be 146.9mm high, 72.9mm wide and 8mm thick.On the camera front, it is expected to come with a 12.3MP sensor and a front-facing 5MP sensor. The device will be made available in 16GB and 32GB models. The report also suggests type C USB port and a 2700mAh battery. The Huawei Nexus smartphone is rumoured to sport a 5.7-inch QHD screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels, a metal body, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera and a fingerprint reader.
The rumor says that there is a brand new Chromecast hardware is set for debut at the Google event. In terms of design, the new hardware will be completely different from the older Chromecast. It will no longer be a dongle form factor.Apart from a different design, the new generation Chromecast is expected to come with features such as support for Wi-fi 802.11ac as opposed to previous generation’s support for Wi-fi 802.11n. There will also be support for ‘content feeds’ which could probably be your social media feeds or image feeds, which can play when your Chromecast is in the screensaver mode.
Users will be able to see the live event on the 29th at 9AM PST.