Google unveils new Nexus phones, Chromecast, Pixel tablet

By Doug G. Ware  |  Updated Sept. 30, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Google on Tuesday unveiled a new lineup that included its latest smartphones, a new version of Chromecast and Pixel tablet.

The company showed off its new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5 phones. The 6P is slimmed to about the same size as Apple's iPhone 6 and sports an all-metal case, a 12.3-megapixel camera and an improved display.

The phones also feature the Nexus Imprint -- a biosecurity feature that allows users to access the phone and authorize purchases via the Play Store and Android Pay.

Google began taking preorders for the phone Tuesday and is expected to begin shipping them next month.

The company's second-generation Chromecast sports a new disc-like shape and is available in multiple colors. Google also introduced Chromecast Audio and an improved Chromecast app for Android.

Finally, the Pixel C tablet sports an upgraded processor, 3 GB of memory and Android's new Marshmallow operating platform -- as well as an optional plug-in keyboard.

Google said prices for the Pixel C will start at $499 and is expected to begin shipping this holiday season.

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