New Nexus, Chromecast and Android 6.0 Marshmallow: now officially

Hi, Habr! Today you will find a story about the presentation of our new devices from San Francisco.







Android 6.0 Marshmallow
We've already wrote about Android Marshmallow our blog Habré, but now a new version of the most popular mobile OS will be officially available for user devices.

Main features and development of ideas Android 5.0
The key technological innovation last version of Android (5.0) consisted of the final transition from Dalvik to ART, which made it possible to speed up the system and to increase the autonomy. If this aspect of the user and are invisible (like everything worked, and is working on a new version), by the new interface and visual language Material Design was impossible to pass.

In Android 6.0, we focused on three aspects: safety, comfort and autonomy.

Fingerprints API and other safety features



The loss of a smartphone - always a little accident. Often, it is a pity not only the "piece of iron" -, but also the data that are on it. If a photo's backup excellent job cloud services, what to do with sensitive information that might be left on your phone? Passwords and PINs are not always reliable protection, and here comes to the aid of biometric authentication.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphones allow developers to use system API to work with all kinds of sensors, biometric authentication, and application developers to access data from these sensors, the API and not the city bikes of crutches. Why introduce a complex password, when you can just put your finger?

This innovation will make the work with your smartphone and more convenient and safer.

Also Fingerprint API, we have added some important things for security: for example, when the gadget is not connected to a Wi-Fi network and passively scans the air for the presence of network, its MAC-address is changed periodically to a new (random), and a new feature Verified Boot can tell you that the firmware has been modified or changed.

Manage permissions for applications
Now a few words about that fiche, which has long asked users. If earlier when installing applications, they simply notify you that want access to the different possibilities of iron and running, now you yourself can choose who and what to trust. The request for access to the different possibilities will appear directly in the context of the application, with the settings you can always revoke certain rights for any of the applications:






Now access to your data and the hardware capabilities of the smartphone in your hands and under control. Comfortable and safe.

Advanced backups
If we are talking about security and backups, can not fail to mention the new mechanism of backup settings and application data. Now backups are made regularly, and recover from Google Play will not only previously installed applications and all of their settings, files, caches, save (up to the entered or sent text), as well as messages, call logs and other system settings . Thus any user names and passwords in the backup will not fall, and copies of themselves securely encrypted and stored in a hidden section of Google Drive each user, without taking up space and not available to anyone but the system restore backups.

Google Now on Tap
Since the advent of Google Now three years have passed: the first version appeared in the distant 2012, and worked in Android 4.1 JellyBean. Now a personal voice assistant Google Now used by millions of people around the world, and we just could not leave this service without attention.

First, under the new brand beech Google and development of ideas Material Design (for which, incidentally, is now a competition < / a> and out interesting articles in Russian [ 1 ], [2 ]), we recently updated the look of issuing information cards.

Secondly, we are glad to introduce you a new way to interact with Google Now. Instant answers to the questions in the context of the work environment, interaction with the application is now available at any time: just hold your finger on the button "home" and a voice assistant at your service!






Now on Tap is able to work with running applications. You run the player and you are interested in information on the gaming track, artist, vocalist? Just call Now on Tap and ask "who is the lead singer in the group" - else will do it myself.

Minimize applications to the desktop for quick retrieval of contextual information - mauvais ton since September 29, 2015. User convenience in the first place, and let all the applications wait.

Advanced Memory
Some users have encountered a situation where their unit reported a lack of memory on the drive, in spite of the fact that the SD-card is still a sufficient amount of free space. Now Android M is able to mount the SD-card as a "continuation" of the built-in storage, thereby eliminating the need to manually transfer the application caches of heavy toys or even some content on the memory card. In addition, files that are stored on the SD-card mode Flex Storage encrypted and can only be read on the device, which was attached memory card. The safety and convenience.

Doze power saving algorithms and advanced
Unfortunately, Nikola Tesla had left us a recipe "magic" power transmission through air without loss and intense radiation, so we use the old-fashioned chemical sources of power in our portable devices. New algorithms of sleep called Doze help your smartphone runs on a single charge for longer: in the moments when the smartphone for a long time is still not connected to the charge and its display does not turn on to display notifications, all applications pause (App Standby), data transmission is minimized , the processor goes into power-saving mode, all the sync and other fans to do something for the phone to "idle" go to sleep.

Tests showed that the new system (Doze) allows you to extend the work on one charge an average of 10-15%, while in standby mode, the results are increased by 40-60%. With Android 6.0 will be easier to stay in touch and do not need to manually "throw" the application from memory and disable network interfaces, fearing that the smartphone would not live till evening, or to wake you up in the morning, if you forget to put it to charge at night.

Android SDK
The new SDK, which supports all the features of Android Marshmallow available to everyone from August 17. You can find it here .

Update for Nexus-device
The first devices that will run on Android 6.0 will become our new smartphones, which - later. With regard to the renovation of the current device, the Nexus 5, 6, 7v2, 9 and Player will receive updates "over the air" since October 5th. We plan to send out an update to all devices in 7-10 days, so if the update to your device will not come on the first day - do not worry, we did not forget about anyone. ;)

New features on the part of the software, we were told to go hardware'u!

New Nexus'y
The basic idea of ​​the release of smartphones Nexus-line was to demonstrate the most affordable smartphone with flagship features that allows you to use all the opportunities coming out simultaneously with versions of OS Android. Since the release of the latest smartphone Nexus-almost a year has passed, but the Nexus 6 with 5.96 inch display was relatively expensive and largely experimental PHABLET, in connection with what is not earned such success as the previous Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.

We are pleased to announce that this year we are presenting just two smartphone. Both inherit ideas relevant lines: the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P established taking into account the opportunities Android Marshmallow, have excellent performance at an attractive price, but let's take first things first.

Nexus 5X
Previous smartphones Nexus (5 and 4 if you count PHABLET 6) were developed by LG and received the best reviews in the history of the line Nexus. New Nexus 5X developed by LG and inherits the best solution line: neat minimalist design, the display with a diagonal of 5.2 inches, support for modern interfaces and networks. At the same time, we added to the Nexus 5X relevant to 2015 technologies: fingerprint scanner, USB Type C connector, increased battery.




Design
Nexus 5X kept the recognizable features: neat plastic case with rounded edges and a black "kruglyashi" camera. However, the camera is moved to the "center" devaysa and placed underneath the sensor Nexus Imprint, which allows you to unlock the gadget with a single touch. The devices will be available in three colors: black, white and "ice blue".



Features
We have tried to maintain a balance of attractive prices, high performance and reasonable allocation of resources, making Nexus 5X turned relatively inexpensive smartphone, not conceding in the user experience of the flagship model of our partners.

The smartphone runs on Bazerov 64-bit SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (20 nm process technology, two high-performance core Cortex-A57 and 4 energy-efficient Cortex-A53), which provides support for networks of 4th generation LTE-A high-speed connection and WiFi 802.11ac MIMO. Responsible for the graphics GPU Adreno 418 (support WQHD-resolution (2560h1440), OpenGL ES 3.1, hardware tessellation and geometry shaders). Amount of RAM - 2 GB of internal storage and can have 16 or 32 GB.

Power is supplied from the battery volume of 2700 mAh with fast charging, which was made available by the introduction of USB Type C. for 10 minutes "on a leash" - and smartphone ready to work another 3-4 hours.

Full Features:
Screen
5.2 & quot; FullHD (1920 x 1 080), IPS, 423 ppi;
Safety glass Gorilla® Glass 3;
Oleophobic coating;
The physical dimensions
147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm;
Weight
136 grams;
Camera
12.3 Mpixel, 1.55 μm light-sensitive elements;
Aperture: f / 2.0;
Laser autofocus;
Video recording: 4K (30 fps);
Dual flash;

5 megapixel front camera,
1.4 μm light-sensitive elements;
Aperture: f / 2.0;
Video Recording: 720p (30 fps);
CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 808 processor, 1.8 GHz, six-core, 64-bit
GPU
Adreno 418 GPU;
RAM
2 GB LPDDR3;
Built-in Memory
16GB;
32GB;
audio capabilities
A front speaker; 3 Microphone (1 front, 1 top, 1 rear) with noise reduction;
Wireless interfaces
LTE cat. 6;
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2x2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz);
Bluetooth 4.2;
NFC;
GPS, GLONASS;
Compass;
Support for cellular networks
North America:
GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
UMTS / WCDMA: B1 / 2/4/5/8
CDMA: BC0 / 1/10
LTE (FDD): B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25/26/29
LTE (TDD): B41
LTE CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-B12, B4- B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41

Hong Kong:
GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
UMTS / WCDMA: B1 / 2/5/8
LTE (FDD): B1 / 3/7/8/26
LTE (TDD): B38 / 40/41
LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B3-B3, B3-B7, B3-B8, B41-B41

Other countries:
GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
UMTS / WCDMA: B1 / 2/4/5/6/8/9/19
CDMA: not supported
LTE (FDD): B1 / 2/3 / 4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/26/28
LTE (TDD): B38 / 40/41
LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B1-B5, B1-B7, B1-B8, B1-B18, B1-B19, B1-B26, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3- B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B40-B40, B41-B41.

Battery
3, 700 mAh;
Sensors and transducers
Fingerprint Sensor;
Android Sensor Hub;
Accelerometer;
Gyro;
Barometer;
Proximity Sensor / lighting;
Hall Sensor;
Connectors
Micro USB Type-C;
3.5 mm headphone jack;
Nano SIM;
OS
Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


camera
The new camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels and the size of the light-sensitive elements in the 1.55 micron allows for great shots even in low light conditions.

Nexus 6P
Let its predecessor, Nexus 6 from Motorola and became as successful as the more traditional model of diagonals, we received important feedback from the audience. Yes, users have a need for premium smartphones and PHABLET and ignore this part of the market is impossible. However, all accustomed to that line of Nexus offers a relatively affordable prices for the flagship device.





New Nexus 6P, developed in cooperation with Huawei, it should be of the golden mean, which users are looking for when choosing your device from Google.

Design
As materials we chose body aircraft quality aluminum, and instead used the painting anodirovku. This is the first smartphone Google's all-metal body.



The hull shape is very different from its predecessor, the design 6P most neutral. Rounded edges, ultra-thin frame around the display and light bending back cover simplifies PHABLET one hand. Display size was significantly reduced: the gadget has become easier and more convenient to handle.

Ultra-thin frame made it possible to achieve the same size housing as the competition with 5.5 inch display.





The choice of three colors available: silver, black and white, gold - so far only in Asia.

Features
Flagship smartphone - the flagship iron. As the CPU uses one of the most powerful mobile processor for the day: a 64-bit SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 (which eliminated overheating problems which existed in the early revision 810).

For displaying information corresponding to large, 5.7 & quot; AMOLED-display with a resolution of WQHD (2560x1440), which occupies 74% of the front panel.

The Nexus 6P use the same camera as in his "younger brother», 5X. 12 megapixel sensor from Sony tremendous opportunities for shooting in low light conditions.

For the battery autonomy is responsible volume 3450 mAh, and thanks to USB Type C (and special charges) of only 10 minutes of charging, you can provide up to 7 hours of battery life.

Full Features:
Screen
5.7 & quot; WQHD (2560 x 1440), AMOLED, 518 ppi;
Safety glass Gorilla® Glass 4;
Oleophobic coating;
The physical dimensions
159.3 X 77.8 X 7.3 mm;
Weight
178 grams;
Camera
12.3 Mpixel, 1.55 μm light-sensitive elements;
Aperture: f / 2.0;
Laser autofocus;
Video recording: 4K (30 fps);
Dual flash;
8 megapixel front camera,
1.4 μm light-sensitive elements;
Aperture: f / 2.4;
Video Recording: 720p (30 fps);
CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 810 v2.1
2.0 GHz eight-64-bit
GPU
Adreno 430 GPU;
RAM
3 GB LPDDR4;
Built-in Memory
32GB;
64GB;
128GB;
audio capabilities
Dual frontal stereo speakers; 3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear) with noise reduction;
Wireless interfaces
LTE cat. 6;
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2x2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz);
Bluetooth 4.2;
NFC;
GPS, GLONASS;
Compass;
Support for cellular networks
North America:
GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
UMTS / WCDMA: B1 / 2/4/5/8
CDMA: BC0 / 1/10
LTE (FDD): B2 / 3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30
LTE (TDD): B41
CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29 , B41-B41

Other countries:
GSM / EDGE: 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz
UMTS / WCDMA: B1 / 2/4/5/6/8/9/19
TD-SCDMA: 34/39
CDMA: BC0 / 1
LTE (FDD): B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/8/9/17/19/20/28
LTE (TDD): B38 / B39 / 40/41
CA DL: B1-B5, B1-B8, B1-B19, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7 , B7-B20, B7-B28, B39-B39, B40-B40, B41-B41
Battery
3, 450 mAh;
Sensors and transducers
Fingerprint Sensor;
Android Sensor Hub;
Accelerometer;
Gyro;
Barometer;
Proximity Sensor / lighting;
Hall Sensor;
Connectors
Micro USB Type-C;
3.5 mm headphone jack;
Nano SIM;
OS
Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


Home sales
Both Nexus smartphone lineup will be available for pre-order in the US since the same day in our store Google Play. For Nexus 5X rates start at $ 379 for a model with 16 GB of memory, Nexus 6P starts at $ 499 for a younger version with 32 GB of on-board are also available models with 64 and 128GB drives. We'll keep you up to date news about the appearance of devices in Russia.

Note.: If you still dare to order the device from the US with one of the intermediary companies, remember that LTE-ranges in the United States and Europe / Russia are different, and most likely, 4G will not work in all networks / not all, depending on a particular implementation in a particular area of ​​the operator. i>

Update line Chromecast
Our mediaproektory Chromecast also receive a major update today.

Firstly, we have updated mobile application Chromecast. Now find interesting content has become easier, and the search for compatible Chromecast games can be made directly from the app companion.



Secondly, we update all Chromecast-line devices. Yes, you do not have heard, a whole line. Now Chromecast can not only send video from a smartphone or PC to the big screen. New Chromecast Audio allows you to connect to any audio system in the usual 3.5 mm MiniJack'om and send audio over WiFi: with Android or iOS smartphone, laptop or PC. Now, about the mountain of wires, adapters and anguish with switching the audio source you can just forget it.







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