News from Google: New Devices, Chromecast 2.0, and Chromecast Audio
Google introduced several new additions to their lineup including Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio. Lets take a look at what is new.
There has been many speculations in the past few months over the new Nexus devices. It has been known that one is going to be produced by LG and the other one by Nexus but any details have been really just speculations until now.
The first device is going be called LG Nexus 5X and should be priced around $379 for 16 GB model. The phone is going to feature the new USB Type C connector, 5.2″ IPS LCD display with full HD resolution, and powerful Snapdragon 808 with 2 GB of RAM. A good front and rear camera with sufficient battery capacity are also present in this great looking smartphone from LG.
The second device is called Huawei Nexus 6P. This smartphone is larger in size, has even beefier hardware, and features a truly amazing camera that is set to beat iPhone and its famous picture quality. To achieve such a thing, it is fitted with laser auto-focus mechanism and high-quality sensor with 1.55 micrometer pixels (iPhone 6s Plus has only 1.22 micrometer pixels). The only real downside to this phone is its high price tag. At $500, it needs to performs almost flawlessly.
Google has also introduces their new productivity oriented tablet called Pixel C. It will come with Android 6.0, and is basically a compact alternative to their already popular Chromebook Pixel. Pixel C has a 10.2″ display with 2560 x 1800 pixels resolution, Nvidia Tegra X1 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM. It should cost $499 for the 32 GB version and you can buy the optional keyboard for extra $149.
Chromecast 2.0 has received a couple of upgrades from the previous version. It now has a removable HDMI cable, support for 2.4 and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies, intelligent connectivity management, and total of three antennas. I would say that it is a pretty good deal for around $35.
Chromecast Audio is something that many people will definitely find extremely useful. This little device allows you wirelessly transmit music to your speakers without the need to connect them together with cables. You just connect Chromecast Audio with speakers using the standard 3.5 mm jack and with your Android smartphone or tablet stream music to this little wonder. At $35, it costs the same as Chromecast 2.0.