The most noteworthy news from Google event — from the headline items to the fun little nuggets mentioned in passing.
Nexus! Pixel! Chromecast! Marshmallow! Man, oh man: Today’s Google event was just oozing with news. There’s a ton of new stuff to digest — and some of the most interesting info is in the easy-to-miss detail.
Not to fear, my friends: I’ve got you covered. Here are the key takeaways — and some accompanying tasty tidbits — you, you, you oughta know.
1. You’ll have a choice of two new Nexus phones this year — and they’re both pretty darn affordable.
As most of us were expecting, Google is launching not one but two new Nexus phones: the 5.2-in. LG-made Nexus 5X and the larger Huawei-made Nexus 6P. Unlike last year’s surprisingly expensive Nexus 6, the new phones are both fantastic deals, at least on paper: $379 for the base model of the Nexus 5X and $499 for the starting-level Nexus 6P.
Last year’s Nexus 6, for comparison, started at $649 — a price that’s competitive with off-contract phones in general but quite high compared to Google’s traditional Nexus pricing.