Google Nexus event liveblog — Sept 29 at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET!

Just in case you haven't heard, Google is about to put on a product launch event over in San Francisco on September 29. What will we see unveiled? Well, it sounds like a couple of Nexus phones, perhaps a new Chromecast and surely several more surprises — this is Google, after all.

Read: The 2015 Nexus phone launch AC editor roundtable

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.

Things get going at 9:00 a.m. PT / noon ET, but we'll be opening things up a few minutes early so come on by and chat with us before the show gets started!

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Well we know marshmallow already. We more or less know the phones are not going to be all that great. Hopefully they have something good to announce +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • It's going to be very hard to top the Nexus 6. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That we agree on. I think that after two years of not hating on a nexus I may have to come out of retirement +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • You can have both. I have an S3, S5 and a Nexus 6. I got the best of all the worlds LoL Posted via the Android Central App
  • I won't spend money on a crap phone. It am not a fan of stock but I can see past that. I cannot see past the shortcomings that the Nexus 3 and 4, and now the 5x-p have. +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • I disagree about the 6p, although to be fair, I've been saying for the past 5 months 1) stock 2) battery 3) front speakers, and 4) quick charge are my must haves. so for somebody in my shoes, who doesn't care about camera or wireless charging, this phone is perfect. what I don't get, is people that expect the Nexus to be something it's not. we all know what it is, and unfortunately for those interested in owning a phone with all the bells and whistles, this just isn't, and has never been the phone for them. luckily for me, so long as the battery is as good as advertised, it's almost the perfect phone. if I had to change something, I'd trim down the bezel and have a slightly larger battery, but that's being extremity picky. and the aesthetics look great to me. first of ask, the hump was much to do about nothing, and a case combined with the graphite version makes it a non issue. what excites me are the black speaker grills combined with no branding up front. for somebody that obsesses over clean and simple, it's the ideal phone. now of Google can ever figure out inventory so I can grab the 64MB graphite with no problems, I'll be one satisfied customer! (watch the battery be 3000 mAh ... that would be a real kick to the nuts, lol) and the 5x is excessively disappointing IMO ... if I was interested in a smaller display, I'd really be upset. that's a $299 phone at most, but really it should've just came with much better specs.
  • You make fine points but since the day is here I am going to reserve comment until we have all the solid bits. The rumored stuff just screams unacceptable compromise. 810 included +++ Insert witty signature, watch as others not get it, profit +++
  • I think the 6P looks fine. I have no problem with the aesthetics. It's going to be outdated the moment the 820 is available, though. I'm just amazed at how much people are willing to sacrifice just to get "Pure Android".
  • How much they're willing to sacrifice huh. Feel free to make a list of all of those aweful sacrifices
  • Let's see -- off the top of my head... SD 808 instead of 810 (5x)
    IPS LCD for 5x intead of SAMOLED
    Looks like plain AMOLED instead of SAMOLED for 6p
    Looks like LPDDR3 instead of LPDDR4
    2GB instead of 3GB (5x), 3GB instead of 4GB (6p)
    No wireless charging
    No OIS
    No microSD
    No MST Most alternatives provide some of these things in addition to what the Nexus phones have. The Note 5 and 6E+ provide all of them but the microSD. Now, you'll most likely say, "but they don't provide Pure Android". And that proves exactly what I said. You're willing to sacrifice all these things for "Pure Android". You can nit-pick about any of these things, too, but it still doesn't invalidate my point. Maybe OIS isn't important to you. But you still have to sacrifice it to get Pure Android. Oh, and when you reply, make sure to use the expression "buttery smooth". It's the Nexus fanboy's favorite go-to phrase.
  • 1. Most people dont care what SoC comes with their phone as long as it's competent and runs well. Many people are still gonna be rocking last years nexus 6 partly because the SD 805 is a beastly performer. There's no sacrifice in with last years nexus or this years in this area. 2.For those that want AMOLED they can get the 6P, and many people prefer LCD to AMOLED because of color accuracy and much brighter whites. There's no sacrifice here. 3. The N6 display is already very decent and obviously sharp. Most people are more than pleased with it. The 6P is only going to be better. There's no sacrifice here 4. Nobody cares whether their phone comes with DDR3 or DDR4 RAM. DDR3 already performs great. There's no sacrifice here. 5. 3 GB's is more than enough to keep any android phone running at peak performance (almost any) . The 2 GB nexus 5 still runs like a beast. The 5x is only gonna be better. Besides, Samsung users sacrifice the ability for their phone use it's RAM efficiently. None can keep more than 5 or 6 apps in memory at any time. The 2 GB 5X will hold more than twice the number of apps in memory than the 4 GB note 5, just like the nexus 5 already does. There is no sacrifice here (This compromise is for Samsung users to deal with) 6. Wireless charging is very slow compared to QC. Its not very practical at this point. Most people dont consider this a sacrifice at all. 7. No one knows yet how the 5X and 6P cameras perform. Even without OIS they could still be excellent, just like the iphone 6 is. We'll see 8. No micro SD can be considered a sacrifice, but Samsung users don't have that either anymore. Its a sacrifice for both Nexus and Samsung users 9. Nexus Devices have a decent payment system in android pay. There is no real sacrifice here 10. As you know, one of the biggest sacrifices for anyone that doesn't have a nexus or motorola device is having to wait 6 months or even longer to even get on the latest version of android. But then again, just like many of these areas, most people don't consider this a sacrifice at all.. But its a biggie for anyone comparing their device to Apple's update cycle. Nexus is the only android brand that's on par with Apple
  • Already moving on from that new Moto Nexus 6??? I love this phone! Can't see needing to spend more $$$ for the snaptoaster. $399 for the 64gb N6 was the perfect sweet spot for me. I think I'm holding off until next year's with the 820... Only thing that might change that is if there's some killer sale that pops up on Moto X Pure (which I suspect will happen around Xmas). N6/9
    Posted via the Android Central App
  • Already knew the 6 was too big for my taste. Was wondering if the new 5 was going to cause my heart to stray from my OG Nexus 5. Based on what came out today....nope. I use wireless charging daily and the rest doesn't strike me as much of an upgrade overall. Pity as the size is perfect.
  • Agreed. I hope we don't have to have this conversation again next year. Watch next year's nexus 5 get the 810 or something...
  • Fi >>>>>>>> All, over and out!
  • I just hope the 5x has wireless charging Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wireless charging? Well... not so much....
  • Thanks for the link. Totally blows though. I can't go back to plugging in. Deal breaker for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah, it is like they think just because it has USB C people aren't going to want wireless charging anymore. Like the only reason they had it in the phones in the past is because people didn't like having a micro usb plug that wasn't reversible or something... I would gladly have remained on micro usb and kept the wireless charging. USB C is going to be as annoying as a proprietary charge cable for years until it is adopted by everything and we get rid of all of our old devices.
  • And maybe no ois Posted via the Android Central App
  • No but apparently Google pulled something out their ass that "obviate the need" Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Marshmallow is going to be amazing and the two Nexus phones should be very cool. Very exciting times. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I think the 6p looks awesome, although to be fair, camera and wireless charging aren't important to me. I'll be preordering the 64GB graphite hopefully. the 5x is a disappointment IMO. luckily it's not something I'd ever consider cause I like larger displays. they should've beefed up the specs/features and started it at $399. as is, it's a $299 phone, one that I'd never consider, and I'm as big a Nexus fan you'll find.
  • Is the 6p really 500 dollars awesome though as the leaked prices suggest? Surely there's better phones for that money.
  • Not many. Of course this is all opinion. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Meizu Pro 5 is looking pretty awesome for $485 for the 64GB/4GB model. 1080p Super AMOLED, fingerprint scanner, Exynos 7420 SoC, microSD slot. I don't see anything about wireless charging, though. But the 6P doesn't have it, either.
  • That's 5PM BST folks!
  • Thank you sir! Posted via the Android Central App on My Nexus 5
  • Anyone know if the event will be streamed on YouTube?
  • I don't know. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes it will be, apparently.
  • Is it here yet, is it here yet?????? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I always get confused in these time zones, i don't know why do not put in gmt (in this case -7) time
  • Well for me in Australia it is september 30th at 1:45 AM
    I guess ill watch a recording...
  • Now that Sir is Funny! Posted via Nexus 6
  • Yes, I completely agree. I even have a GMT clock on my screen #3, for such occasions. Andrew, are you listening? Posted via Nexus 6
  • 13 hour's I need a time machine to speed things up..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm interested in the new Chromecast. It might not be much of an upgrade, but we'll see. I use the hell out of mine, almost all day everyday, so if it is £35 for a new one with improved features, I might go for it. Interested in the 5x too, but that (unconfirmed) price is on the edge for me, it could go either way. I'm not really into a fingerprint reader I'm concerned that if ever my fingerprints fall into the wrong hands, replacing them will be tricky. So they will have to impress me in other areas. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't worry the your fingerprint will only be stored on the device and it should be stored on a secure enclave away from the rest of the Android system. Posted via the Android Central App via My Nexus 6
  • LEAVE - THE - TV - ALONE ! :D
  • I actually still think of my N5, between software and hardware, as one of the best phones...So an upgraded version made by LG...will get my money... Less interested in the blog...would rather listen to the live event...looking for a link to that now... Posted via Serenity
  • Both Nexus phones are underwhelming. Luckily I bought the Moto Nexus 6 3 weeks ago and don't regret my choice. Great phone and the size is perfect for me. Posted via the Android Central App via My Nexus 6
  • Any chance we'll see a new Nexus tablet? I also want to see what they're doing to make the Google documents suite better!
  • my guess? no new tablet.
  • DAT new cromecast Posted via the Android Central App
  • Did you think about not going after everything leaked yesterday?
  • What time is that in the UK (Stupid question I know) Posted via the Android Central App
  • How do I comment on the live stream? I don't get it!
  • It Says Comment Now On The Top Of The LiveChat Posted via the Android Central App
  • These two are the first Nexus phones that I'm actually not excited about. The panda has spoken
  • So just before it starts, I guess there's no truth in the rumour I just started that there will be a Nexus running iOS9. (pretend that's funny, thanks!)
  • Bit disappointed in what the Nexus 5X is gonna be. Better be cheap.
  • Disappointment is inevitable, but I'd like to see a new Chromecast and maybe some other surprises that aren't phones.
  • Looking at all the comments, I realized my Note 4 is all I need.
    Nothing exciting for me.
    Android Pay/Google Wallet are all I want.
    Both are connected to my WellsFargo debit card, so if there is no tap and pay, there's always swiping the Google Wallet Logo Card. Galaxy Note 4 {Sprint 5.1.1}
    3-day Power with a 9600mAh Extended Battery.
  • Yeah, there's nothing in the new Nexus phones that would make me give up my Note 4. I would give it up for Note 5 with the MST for Samsung Pay, though. Some of the new Marshmallow features are nice, but they'll eventually show up on all other Android phones. The only thing unique about the Nexus phones is the hardware-based sensor hub. It's not something I'd use, but I can see where some people would really benefit from it.
  • Not even the Note 5 could get me excited.
    Not enough support. Sprint Galaxy Tab 4, because I don't need a Super High-End tablet.
  • Aluminium?
  • I was thinking the same thing! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looks like at least 5X will have USB-C.
  • Just waiting to preorder.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I dont like how he says Marshmallow lol
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I want the charging indicater Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • What the heck? Did NONE of them memorize what they were going to talk about?
    They must not realize just how unprofessional that comes off as.
  • Google is stealing from Motorola that's funny..
  • That's what I thought. Nexus Protect lol.... Good one Google
  • No specs? Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Is Nexus 5X plastic or metal ?
  • Both shipping in late October. Woohoo! I can wait!
  • Not showing up yet on Google store..
  • No problem, I said I can wait.
  • Is it me or has this Nexus event lost some if its luster due to the massive leaks in the previous days? There's no "oh wow" least as of yet.
  • Well, I heard exactly what I had been holding out for - Google Play Music Family Plan - Finally! WOOO!
  • What was she saying after the stream ended? Posted via the Android Central App