Google Announces New Nexus Phones and Chromecast Devices

Google Nexus 6P

Episode 1225

Google had an event this past week where it unveiled two new Nexus phones and Chromecast devices. The Nexus 5X is the smaller and less expensive phone, and the Nexus 6P is the more premium model with a larger 5.7" screen. These phones have decent specs for the price, with great cameras and screens, and big batteries. The new version of Android, code named Marshmallow, will be delivering better battery life as well.

Google Releases Nexus 5 Phone

Episode 1027

Google released its next smart phone, called Nexus 5, made by LG. Like the previous Nexus phone, Google sells this unlocked and unsubsidized starting at $349 -- that's nearly half the cost of buying most competing smartphones unsubsidized. Make sure to buy it from the Google Play store though, because other retailers like Best Buy currently sell it for around $700 instead! This may be because there's a longer wait to get it from the Play store at this time.

What's the best pure Google Android phone?

Episode 1009

Julian from Los Angeles, CA

Julian got the Google Nexus 4 pure Android smartphone, and he's ready for a new phone. Leo says that the HTC One is a better option, but it doesn't have removable batteries. He can tweak it for better battery life, though. The Samsung Galaxy SIV has removable batteries, but Leo's not much of a fan of the additional junk Samsung put on it, and the terrible camera.

Johnny Jet

Episode 997

Johnny is back in L.A. after 55 days, 10 countries and 6 states. This week is part two of Johnny's talk on Global Entry, where you arrange ahead of time to get credentials for expedited clearance into the United States for low risk travelers. Global Entry costs $100 for five years, and Amex holders can even get the fee reimbursed. Johnny says it's the best thing he ever did.

Apple, Microsoft, Google All to Announce New Products This Week

Episode 920

On Tuesday, October 23rd, Apple is expected to announce a smaller, 7.85" iPad. They also may announce upgrades for the Mac Mini, iMac, and 13" Macbook Pro with Retina display (these are just rumors, we don't know for sure).

On Thursday, October 25th, Microsoft has their party for the release of Windows 8. They'll start selling Windows 8 Surface Tablets and computers on Friday.