There was a lot of hype before Google announced the Nexus 5X and the 6P at an event in San Francisco yesterday, which also saw the launch of the Android Marshmallow.
Motorola has officially confirmed that the Moto X Pure Edition (2nd gen) on Verizon and AT&T will not receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, which is likely to disappoint users who have purchased the handset from the carriers. Nexus 5X’s starting price is $349 while Nexus 6P starts at $499. Google has yet to reveal too much about Android 6.0 Marshmallow, in fact we expect a totally separate event for that but rest assured that the two Nexus devices will be the first ones to get the new software.
The Nexus 6P was manufactured by Huawei, and it features a metal chassis with a 5.7-inch display.
“We are very proud of the confidence the company has shown to us by integrating Precise BioMatch Mobile in two smartphones”. Marshmallow will also continue Google’s “Material Design” aesthetic – a significant upgrade in design and uniformity across the operating system and applications that better rivals Apple’s iOS running on the company’s iPhones. Pricing for this higher-end flagship starts at $499 USD/$699 CAD for the 32 GB edition. One big new feature is called “Doze” which will help save battery life by shutting down processes when the device hasn’t been in use for a certain amount of time.
The roll-out will feature more high-end devices from well-known manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony.
Internally, the Nexus 5X fits in with the rest of the smartphones launched in early 2015. A 12.3MP rear camera with 4K video recording and a 5MP front camera are included as well.
On the other hand, Google’s Pixel C is the first tablet built ground-up and is seen as an alternative to the iPad Pro unveiled this month and Microsoft’s Surface. A 32GB inbuilt storage variant will also be available.