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The Biggest Announcements From The Google Event

Google announced some big updates to its Nexus phones and Chromecast and said a new tablet is on the way.
Posted at 3:30 PM, Sep 29, 2015

In a jam-packed event, Google unveiled a whole slew of updated products for its Android platform.

As expected, Google announced two new smartphones. The Nexus 5X, made by LG, and the Nexus 6P, made by Huawei.

Both devices are getting an updated camera and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone instead of the front.

Both of these will be launching with Google’s next mobile operating system, Android 6.0, or Marshmallow. Marshmallow rolls out the first week of October for eligible devices.

Google's video streaming device, Chromecast, has gotten a new look as well. Google says the new Chromecast is more portable and supports faster Internet. As an added bonus, it'll also play video games.

You can also now get a version of Chromecast just for audio streaming. It plugs straight into a speaker's auxiliary port making it simple for streaming music from your phone or tablet.

Last but not least, we got a first look at an entirely new product, the Pixel C tablet. It runs on Android, and Google has created a keyboard for the device. It's set to be released in time for the holidays. 

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