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Google Nexus event: The latest from San Francisco (pictures)

Everything Google unveiled at the September 29 media event in San Francisco.

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Android is big

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that there are now 1.4 billion active Android devices around the world.

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Chromebook adoption is growing

Pichai also revealed that 30,000 new Chromebooks are activated each day.

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Google Play hits a milestone

Google Play now has more than 1 billion active 30-day users.

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This is the Nexus 6P

Google's latest flagship smartphone is called the Nexus 6P. The all-metal phone is made by Huawei and runs the latest version of Android -- 6.0 Marshmallow.

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The specs

The Nexus 6P features a 5.7-inch AMOLED with a pixel resolution of 2,560x1,440. That works out to about 518 pixels-per-inch. One the inside you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 64-bit Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, along with 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128GB storage options.

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The cameras

The rear camera measures 12.3-megapixels and is capable of recording 4k video at 30fps. There's also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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It has a fingerprint scanner

The Nexus 6P is the first phone from Google to feature a fingerprint scanner. Unlike the iPhone, which has a scanner on the front home button, the Nexus has it located on the back.

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USB Type-C for charging

It's also the first phone from Google to feature a USB Type-C port for charging the 3,450 mAh battery.

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This is the Nexus 5X

Google also announced a cheaper Nexus model called the Nexus 5X.

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Specs

The phone is similar to the 6P, but is made by LG and is plastic. It includes the same 12.3MP rear camera, a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C for charging.

On the inside, the Nexus 5X is powered by a Snapdragon 808 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit processor and 2GB of RAM. It's available with either 16GB or 32GB internal storage.

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Nexus 5X and 6P prices

Both devices will be available unlocked from the Google Play Store and work on all major US carriers, along with Google's Project Fi service.

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Free trial to Google Play Music

A free 90-day trial

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Nexus Protect for peace of mind

Google also announced Nexus Protect for both the Nexus 5X and 6P. This will protect your phone from any accidental drops or mechanical failures. It's similar to AppleCare with the iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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Marshmallow coming to old Nexus devices

Android 6.0 Marshmallow will begin rolling out to Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and Nexus Player starting next week.

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Google Play Music Family Plan

Google announced a new family plan with its Play Music service. The plan will be available for $14.99 a month and allow up to 6 family members to listen at one time across a variety of devices.

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Shared albums coming to Google Photos

Shared Albums will let two or more people add photos to albums on Google Photos. The feature will be available "later this year" for Android and iOS.

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Chromecast in Google Photos

The company is also rolling out Chromecast support for Google Photos on Android this week, and later to iOS.

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Chromecast is a success

Speaking of Chromecast, Google revealed that it has sold more than 20 million Chromecasts globally.

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A redesigned Chromecast

There's now a new version of the streaming dongle that includes a new design and faster Wi-Fi.

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Chromecast Audio

There's also Chromecast Audio, a streaming device for speakers that connects through a headphone jack.

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Same low price

Both the Chromecast and Chromecast Audio will be available for $35 in the US.

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Spotify support for Chromecast

A pleasant surprise was the addition of Spotify support to Chromecast.

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Google debuts Pixel C tablet

Lastly, the company debuted a new 10.2-inch Android tablet.

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The device can be paired with a magnetic Bluetooth keyboard, similar to the Microsoft Surface.

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Pixel C specs

The Pixel C tablet is equipped with a 10.2-inch display with a pixel resolution of 2,560x1,800. That works out to about 308 pixels-per-inch. It's powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM.

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The Pixel C also includes a USB Type-C port for charging.

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The keyboard will be automatically charged when the tablet is closed.

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Pixel C price and release

The Pixel C will be available in both 32GB and 64GB storage options. It is slated to arrive "in time for the holidays" on the Google Play Store.

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