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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Google Nexus Protect expands coverage for new Nexus phones


As part of the rollout for the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Google is upgrading the protection options available for buyers of the devices. Their Nexus Protect insurance plans will offer coverage for both mechanical issues as well as accidents. As part of the coverage, Google will let users submit claims 24/7 and recognizing people really need their smartphones in their lives, replacement units can be available as soon as the next business day.

For a Nexus 5X, coverage will cost $69 while Nexus 6P coverage will run $89. This will now coverage two years worth of coverage, which is another expansion of the program compared to previous offerings.

Google is launching Nexus Protect in the U.S. starting today alongside accepting pre-orders for its new phones.

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Google’s Nexus 5X, made by LG, is here


Today, Google launched the successor to the Nexus 5 that was released in 2013. The Nexus 5X, another Nexus phone manufactured by LG, brings Google’s line of hardware back to a place of portability and affordability. This phone is smaller than last year’s Nexus 6 and the new Nexus 6P while featuring high-end specifications. And, of course, it has the latest version of Android. All of this is wrapped in a package that is more affordable than every other flagship on the market today.

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Google officially launches the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, pricing starts from $499


The live stream coverage of Google’s Nexus announcement is still ongoing, and here we have the official launch of the Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6P (and the Nexus 5X made by LG). As you may know, the Nexus 6P is the first Nexus device to be produced by a Chinese handset maker. Join us after the break for the specifications as well as the promo video.

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Watch Google’s San Francisco event live stream right here!

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It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all day, the live-stream coverage of Google’s Nexus announcement. This is where we will see the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P handsets revealed, the second-generationĀ Chromecast devices and app, and, if that isn’t enough, the new Pixel tablet. And who knows, maybe Google has a surprise up its sleeve that didn’t leak yesterday. You can check out the live stream coverage of the Google announcement right here. Read more

A microSD card slot, OIS, and wireless charging will be absent from the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P


So it turns out that three features that consumers often expect in a flagship phone will not be included with the upcoming Nexus phones. Android Police, the publication that has been the source of just about every Nexus-related piece of information surfacing in recent weeks and months, has clarified that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will lack a microSD card slot, optical image stabilization (OIS), and wireless charging. It was originally reported that Google would implement these features in its latest round of Nexus hardware; however, that has ended up not being the case.

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LG’s Nexus 5X (Bullhead) is spotted on GeekBench with 2GB of RAM


With Google’s September 29th announcement looming large, you could be forgiven for wondering if there was anything left to find out about LG’s Nexus 5X handset other than pricing and availability. Even Amazon India has gotten in to the act. But wait, there’s more news, because the Nexus 5X has been spotted being put through its paces on GeekBench under the code-name ‘Bullhead‘, the details which are after the break.

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Nexus 5X leak reveals mint color


Some new images that leaked claiming to show the LG version of the upcoming Nexus 5 device, believed to be the Nexus 5X, appear to reveal a new color that will join black and white. Although the images make it a little hard to tell just how vivid the color will be, it looks like the Nexus 5X will be available in a color called “Tennis Court Mint” and appears to be a pale teal or turquoise color. Read more