We’d already heard rumors that Google’s big new Nexus reveal would take place in San Francisco on Sept. 29, and now the tech giant has made it official: Members of the press have just received invites to “a morning conversation about some new treats from Google.” An LG-made Nexus 5, a Nexus 6 from Huawei and maybe even new Chromecasts are on the cards.
If you want to set your alarm clocks, everything starts 9 a.m. Pacific time, and the event is going to be streamed live on YouTube if you don’t happen to have an invite. We should also hear about the official roll-out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, though it’s not clear when exactly it will begin appearing on phones — last year there was a gap of a few weeks between the announcement and the release.
Over the last couple of days we’ve also heard a couple of fresh rumors about what Google’s flagship smartphones for 2015 are going to be called: Get ready for the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. Quite what the X and the P stand for isn’t clear, but it would help differentiate the handsets from the older models, and make life easier for consumers and search engines alike.
If you want more information about what’s coming on Sept. 29, check out our comprehensive guide to all the rumors and speculation we’ve heard so far. We’re expecting the Nexus 5X to be the cheaper and smaller option of the two handsets, while the Nexus 6P should have a more premium feel and finish. Both phones are almost certain to come with the first edition of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.
Are you looking forward to what Google has in store at the end of the month? Or is the company’s battle against the iPhone a futile one? Let us know your thoughts and expectations in the comments.