Google adds new Sensor Hub chip to Nexus devices


During the announcement of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P that took place earlier today, Google shared a new technology they have added to their new smartphones. Called the Sensor Hub, this is a new low-power chip added to the devices in order to handle some secondary processing and help preserve battery life by keeping the main processor idle. The Sensor Hub chip connects to the various sensors included in the devices and monitors them for input. An example might be when you start running with the phone in your pocket or detecting when a user picks the phone up from off of a table. In the latter case, the device could go ahead and display notifications. Read more

Cases and cables for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are live in the Google Store


The Accessories section of the Google Store just got busier. With the introduction of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Google needed to bring in new cases and cables. Both phones need to cases to protect them (and maybe add style), but the inclusion of cables is more important as Google has implemented USB Type-C ports with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. So now there are all different types of cables that allow your device with a USB Type-C port to work with other phones, ports, and chargers.

Hit the break to see the accessories Google is now selling.

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New Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices launched by Google


As expected during the live event today, Google launched the second generation Chromecast device and added the new Chromecast Audio device to the line. Google says the new Chromecast device will bring some significant improvements to the casting experience to match the growth they are seeing in the number of apps that supporting casting. These include content providers like the NBA, NHL, Showtime, and Google’s own Photos product. Read more