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Google Nexus: Revealed at recent Event

Google Nexus: Revealed at recent Event

At the forefront of Google’s big reveal Tuesday are two new smartphones in the company’s flagship Nexus line as well as the commercial release of the next version of Android: Android 6.0, or Marshmallow. The inevitable leaks in the days ahead have uncovered a lot. But a curious thing came to light during the parade of PR pics and spec sheets seeping out from behind the curtain: the presence of another curtain.

It’s more of a mask, actually. And it’s on the rear of the larger Nexus phone. Stretching beyond the traditional flash and camera is a strip of what appears to be dark glass running across the entire width. It looks sort of like the tinted visors some football players put in their facemasks. With so much now uncovered about the new phones, what’s lurking behind the smoky strip remains an unknown that has some Android watchers scratching their heads.

That’s a capability many Android developers are working to incorporate into all sorts of cool new apps. Like measuring tools that can, for example, pinpoint exactly where to drive in the stakes for a game of horseshoes. And tracking apps that can help you retrace your steps to keep from getting lost on a hike.

The 5X is made by LG. It reportedly has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a 5.2-inch, full HD (1080p) display, rear fingerprint reader, 13MP camera and the new USB Type C connector. The new connector will make charging and data sharing much simpler because you can turn the cable upside down – and even use the other end – and it will still plug in and work.

The 6P is made by Huawei. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a 5.7-inch, quad HD (1440p) display, rear fingerprint reader, a USB Type C connector and up to 128GB internal storage. Presumably the camera is at least as good as the one in its little brother.


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