Google to unveil Marshmallow-powered Nexus smartphones on September 30

Google is expected to unveil two new Nexus-branded smartphones during a San Francisco event held on September 29 (2am, September 30 AEST). Leaks suggest a new LG-made Nexus 5 and a Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6 are both on the cards, which will reportedly be called the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to distinguish them from previous models.

The Nexus 5X is said to be a 5.2-inch device, slightly larger than the original Nexus 5. The Nexus 6P will reportedly measure in at 5.7-inches, slightly smaller than last year's Nexus 6. The pair are expected to feature rear-facing fingerprint readers and USB Type-C ports for charging; both of which will be natively supported in Android Marshmallow.

Nexus devices are typically used by Google to herald the latest version of the Android operating system. As such, it is likely that Google will also use the event to announce Marshmallow's wider availability and release date.

9to5Google recently published leaked photos of what is said to be a second generation Chromecast featuring a new form factor and faster wireless connectivity, and a Chromecast specifically built for adding wireless functionality to speakers. There is a reasonable chance that Google will unveil these at the same time as its new Nexus smartphones.

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