Google has announced that beginning today you will be able to pre-order both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from the Google Store. Initially, the new Nexus smartphones will only be available in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan. To make the offer even sweeter, Google is adding a $50 Google Play credit for anyone in the US who pre-orders one of these new smartphones, and it also comes with a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music.
Google has put a lot of focus on the camera of the Nexus 6P and the improvements that were made to bring the best camera possible to the new Nexus smartphone. Featuring a 12.3MP Sony sensor on the rear with 1.55 micron pixels, the Nexus 6Palso sports an 8MP front facing camera with HDR+ built in (the Nexus 5X is 5MP).
With the launch of the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Google is including a new "Sensor Hub" to enable the phones to be even more aware of their surroundings. The Sensor Hub is an all-encompassing system that lets the phone know when it's being moved, the finely recognize gestures when it's in your hand, and even more simple things like just when it's been picked up.
It's official — this year's Nexus lineup includes two phones from LG and Huawei.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow era begins today with the announcement of two new Nexus phones — the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X from LG, and the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P from Huawei.
The Nexus 5X is being pegged as an update to the Nexus 5 from a couple of years ago and boasts some interesting hardware. It's a relative lightweight at 126 grams, has a laser autofocus for the camera, 64-bit CPU and USB Type-C. Round back there's the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor and it'll be available in three colors: Carbon Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue. Inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
The Huawei made Nexus 6P is constructed from aeronautical grade aluminum and is just 7.1mm thick. It's got a 5.7-inch WHQD display around the front with a 74 percent screen-to-body ratio. It's actually got a bigger display and smaller body size than Apple's iPhone 6s Plus. It, too, has USB-C and the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor around the back. Oh, and it'll be available in a 128GB storage option.
Camera wise the Nexus 6P has a 12.3MP rear shooter with a Sony sensor that's optimized for indoor photography. Round the front is an 6MP camera with HDR+ for those awesome selfies. You'll be able to take 240fps slow motion video, and the pixels on the sensor its said are 4x the size of those on last year's Nexus 6.
It's also going to be available in a range of colors: Frost White, Aluminum and Graphite Black, and of course both it and the Nexus 5X Will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Here's a quick breakdown on pricing for both phones:
The Pocket Casts web player has received another update, this time enabling some new features. Included in the update, version 1.2, is a new share feature, a menu to do quick actions like download as well as some bug fixes.
For all that happens, you'll want to tune in right here on Android Central for our live coverage. We'll be taking pretty pictures and providing insightful words while the event is going on, of course followed up by all of the extensive coverage of the new products and announcements you come to expect.
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HTC has unveiled an updated edition of its One M9+ smartphone, making changes to the camera. The One M9+ Aurora Edition features an updated, 21MP rear camera, where the standard One M9+ has a 20MP camera. Additionally, the Aurora Edition's camera feature optical image stabilization, along with laser autofocus.
HTC has announced plans to introduce the J Butterfly smartphone to the world with a new international variant. Branded as the "Butterfly 3", the company will launch the international version of the Butterfly in Taiwan on October 25.
Monoprice is selling the 32GB variant of the Galaxy Note 5 is available for just $579 on eBay. That's for the unlocked GSM model, which offers LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 28, and 40.
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