Saturday 17 February 2018

When is Google's Nexus event and how do I watch it?

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James Titcomb

Google is holding its annual autumn event on Tuesday September 27, at which it is expected to unveil its new Nexus smartphones.

The tech giant, which has extended its reach into hardware in recent years, is expected to unveil two new phones - a Nexus 5X and 6P - as well as update its Chromecast range and take the gloves of Android Marshmallow, the new version of its operating system.

Google typically holds an event at this time of the year where it unveils new smartphones, ahead of the devices being released a short while after.

What time is it?

Google sent invitations for an event out earlier this month, saying it would "unveil some exciting new treats"

The event begins at 5pm BST on Tuesday, although the event itself is being held in San Francisco, where it will be 9am.

It is the Google's first public event since the company announced its dramatic restructuring that will see the parent company renamed Alphabet, with Google to be one of those divisions.

How do I watch it?

Unlike Apple, which only makes its launch events available to those who have Apple devices, Google tends to make its events more accessible.

Google hasn't confirmed this, but it tends to host its events on its official YouTube channel, so its worth keeping an eye on the page if you want to watch the event.

What can we expect?

Google is expected to unveil two new Android devices, the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-made Nexus 6P.

We'll also get more details about Marshmallow, the new version of Android, including when it will become available on some devices.

According to reports, there will also be two new versions of the Chromecast, Google's HDMI dongle, one of which may be focused on audio.

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