Google event confirmed for September 29

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The fall mobile madness will continue on September 29, as Google is sending out invitations for an event on that date. The shindig will kick off at 9:00 am PT, and according to the invitation, Google will show “some new treats” there.

As for what those treats are, it’s widely expected that Google will show its new Nexus phones. The smaller of the two reportedly comes from LG and features a 5.2-inch display and Snapdragon 808 processor, while the larger phone allegedly comes from Huawei and has a 5.7-inch screen and Snapdragon 810 chipset. Also expected to be shown at the event is some new Chromecast hardware.

While Nexus phones typically come unlocked and free of any carrier branding or apps, we have seen recent Nexus handsets sold by T-Mobile. Considering that, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see T-Mo offer the new LG and Huawei phones. If that’s the case, buying from T-Mobile could be a good way to get a new Nexus phone on EIP or JUMP! On Demand rather than just giving Google hundreds of dollars all at once.

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Source: TechInsider

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  • Unfortunately, my Nexus 5 has started to show premature signs of age, like a sometimes flickering backlight and intermittent Bluetooth, and am in search of a replacement. The probable launch of the new Nexus 5 is certainly timely, but the rumored price tag of $400 is rather steep. If it does come with B12 and VOLTE, I’ll ponder it. Otherwise, I’d happily settle for the much better valued Idol 3 4.7″ or Moto X 2014.

    • Jose

      WiFi calling is the only thing keeping me away from the moto x or idol 3.

      • I can continue to do without it, but the word is that WiFi calling is going to be part and parcel of Android M, so hopefully the coices will be expanded for you.

        • Rob

          It doesn’t even work well on the Nexus 6 (in fact I’ve never gotten it to work on my phone), I wouldn’t hold my breath for that to be fixed in M.

        • That’s disappointing that Google was unable to replicate the solution by T-mobile. When I had a T-mobile phone, WiFi calling worked flawlessly and I couldn’t tell it from a regular GSM call.

    • dtam

      have you contacted google about your phone issues? even if it’s out of warranty, they may still replace your phone with a refurb

    • steveb944

      Don’t go with the Idol, I’ve been sorely disappointed and I wish I had gone with Asus. I’m planning on picking up the new BB, and currently my Nexus 6 delivers better than the overheating 810 and slowish 808. YMMV.

      • Can you please elaborate on your experience with the Idol?

        • steveb944

          It doesn’t have Gorrila Glass, so with that I expect sub par parts across the board.

          The phone had its first drop from arm height, with case and screen protector, thr screen broke.

          Now I’ve been dealing for weeks with customer service for getting an RMA when it’s going to be out of pocket anyway.

          I’m looking at Asus and and BB as alternative devices.

        • I guess that the low cost alternative for me would be the Moto G then. I appreciate your response.

        • steveb944

          No problem.

          What about the Zenphone? I haven’t read any negatives on the Intel processors, and Asus has been good on mobile devices.

        • One the things I enjoy the most about smartphones over desk or laptops is that I can afford to chose one that does not use an Intel processor.

  • mingkee

    It’s Nexus 5x.
    Xda leaked that.

  • justanormalguy13

    Can’t wait to get rid of my note edge. Took a chance and gave it a shot. Thanks to jump in not stuck with it forever.

    • g2a5b0e

      What don’t you like about it?

      • justanormalguy13

        It started out great, then went downhill. I think Samsung has to much bloat to point where it affects performance. My phone is glitchy, slow, loses cell connectivity constantly, can’t make it through a full day without charging, and too many bells and whistles. My next phone will either be a nexus or moto g.

        Oh, and way too expensive.

        • g2a5b0e

          I had the Note 4. Didn’t have any issues with it until Lollipop. After about a month, I would get lag across the home screens fairly consistently with no apps open. I would also get these strange graphical glitches with folders & certain widgets like the stock weather one & Google Voice Search. I have the Note 5 now & I have no issues whatsoever. I just hope that Marshmallow doesn’t eff things up when it comes around.

  • lomsha

    Hope they’ll be available for preorder from tmo sooner than in past years.

  • Bklynman

    Really Google, Huawei??? I reather have a BLU phone than Huawei,I know I am not the only one thinking this.

    • FILA

      Yea I keep hoping its just false prototypes or the first try and they will really surprise us on 9/29. But these leaks are most likely real and we will be dissapointed. Huawei and the bezels on the new Nexus 5. :-(

      • FILA

        And I need a new phone for Band 12, and I want stock android but Im running out of options if this new Nexus 5 is ugly

        • Durandal_1707

          The old Moto Nexus 6 can be had for $350 on Amazon. Beautiful design, still good performance, and Band 12.

  • alex

    i am hoping to get one of these with JOD…

  • gmo8492

    Some you keep crying that the new Nexus phones is “ugly”. Since when did our phones become a piece of jewelry? Especially when we’re talking about the Nexus line? Anyway, Nexus devices were meant to be developer friendly phones that brought back stock android and fast updates. You guys lost sight of that and if you want something that looks “pretty” go buy a Galaxy or an iPhone. Just leave the Nexus to us tech geeks who love having the latest version of android and top notch specs.

    • It’s not jewelry, but a phone doesn’t need to be like a masonry brick either.

    • chris

      My Moto X is pretty and it’s not a Galaxy or an iPhone.

    • Jack

      Everyone puts it in a case anyway so who cares whether back is plastic or metal or glass? If Samsung had understood that instead of caving to dumb phone reviewers who base their reviews on things actual users don’t care about, then they wouldn’t have lost all of their momentum.

  • Nothing about the Microsoft event confirmed for October 6? Way to show your bias.

    • camguy1975

      I’m not sure it’s bias so much as being utilitarian about what gets posted. At the risk of sounding overly cynical, these articles are meant to attract eyeballs and clicks. The article’s content is incidental, save that they should be interesting enough to capture the reader’s interest enough to click through. Posting about the Microsoft event seems like a lot of additional work with little to no ROI.

  • Sidekicker89

    September 29th is also the date when Tesla will deliver their first Model X SUV!! Going to be an epic day with this Google event as well!

  • Babala

    waiting for it! By the way, is there anyone using surge protector with usb? it’s really fantastic!

  • Ordeith

    Beware of Google.

    “Even when Google airs its corporate ambivalence publicly, it does little to dislodge these items of faith. The company’s reputation is seemingly unassailable. Google’s colorful, playful logo is imprinted on human retinas just under six billion times each day, 2.1 trillion times a year—an opportunity for respondent conditioning enjoyed by no other company in history. Caught red-handed last year making petabytes of personal data available to the US intelligence community through the PRISM program, Google nevertheless continues to coast on the goodwill generated by its “don’t be evil” doublespeak. A few symbolic open letters to the White House later and it seems all is forgiven. Even anti-surveillance campaigners cannot help themselves, at once condemning government spying but trying to alter Google’s invasive surveillance practices using appeasement strategies.”
    -Julian Assange. “When Google Met Wikileaks”

  • Jack

    Honest question, what is so great about it? What is the difference from being plugged in to a wall?

  • David

    A couple of things I care about the most:

    1. Not so high resolution screen, 1080P for best battery life (take LG G2 for example)
    2. Band 12 LTE
    3. VoLTE
    4. T-Mobile WiFi Calling feature
    5. Stock Android
    6. Quick charge

    Can anyone confirm 3&4? I’d love to have the 5X, sounds like a great phone to me. Especially the screen resolution. G2’s 1080p screen is every bit as good as G3’s screen, but keeping the 1080p resolution should have tremendous impact on long battery life.