Google Announces Press Event: Nexus Devices, Marshmallow, and Chromecasts

Marshmallow Event
Since Android M Preview was announced at Google I/O (Google’s annual developer conference), the actual release date for the OS was said to be at some point in September and was expected to coincide with new hardware to show off the new capabilities. Google is now sending out invitations to something on September 29th at 9am PST, which will probably be all about Android 6.0 Marshmallow. What will we see at the event?

NOTICE: This post will discuss rumors and a lot if not all of this information is unconfirmed.

Chromecast 2 Rumor
Beyond two new Nexus phones, Google might be making a large investment in the TV space. Rumors suggest two new Chromecasts will be announced. One will focus just on streaming music to all your speakers and will have a line input. A second Chromecast will be faster and have more computational power so you can leave it running Google Play Music all night long.

A few weeks ago a possible FCC filing from Google seemed to show a circular multimedia device. Though this does resemble the current Nexus Player, there are a few flaws in the original description to suggest this is an updated Nexus Player. First, the only known ports are 1 LAN, 4 USB, and 1 microUSB. This means there’s no HDMI cable like you would expect. Additionally, it is odd to have 4 ordinary USB ports plus 1 microUSB.

We’ll know much more on the 29th, so read all of this with a grain of salt.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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