Nexus 7 is the main contender as Google sends out invites

Google has sent out invitations for an upcoming event in San Francisco on September 29. If it puzzles you, do rest assured that the Nexus 7 is due and we expect little else to come up at the event.

Typical of big ticket launches, Google has kept the keynote a secret. However, the Nexus 7, which should launch as two variants, isn't really a secret, being subjected to leaks after leaks in the last few months.

Huawei is working on a 5.7 inch variant of the upcoming Nexus 7 which will be the first phone to feature Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This makes it a more exciting prospect. it'll be rather slim on the outside as well, being just 6.6mm thin apart from where the camera is placed.

As per reports, LG is also working on a Nexus 7 variant with a smaller 5.2 inch display. The smaller variant, like Huawei's, will feature a Chrome custom tab, Android Pay, a primary camera sensor, a USB Type-C charging slot and a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel.

As far as the new OS is concerned, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be all about fine-tuning, stability and performance enhancements over Lollipop. In terms of features, there won't be many apart from Android Pay, support for fingerprint scanners, new app permissions model and support for USB Type-C standard.

Rumour has it that since Android 6.0 Marshmallow will offer native support for the 64-bit phones, there is a high possibility that both phones may end up with 64-bit processors.

With Google virtually announcing the next Nexus phones, we're sure about laying our hands on some juicy details on them before the launch happens. If we do, you'll be the first to know!

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