Date
24 March 2017
The new, Android-based Google Pixel C tablet comes with an optional keyboard. Photo: AFP
The new, Android-based Google Pixel C tablet comes with an optional keyboard. Photo: AFP

Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

Google Inc. has unveiled its new Nexus phones in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple’s dominant share of the smartphone market, Reuters reported.

The launch on Tuesday of the phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, came a day after Apple Inc. reported record first-weekend sales of its new iPhones.

The Nexus 5X 16GB model will be priced at US$379, while the Nexus 6P 32GB will cost US$499, Google said at an event live-streamed on YouTube.

Apple’s 6s and 6s Plus start at US$199 and US$299, respectively, with a two-year service-provider contract.

The Nexus 5X is made by South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc., and the Nexus 6P by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. 

Google also unveiled a tablet built entirely by the company based on its Android operating system.

The Pixel C tablet will cost US$499 for the 32GB model and can be bought with a detachable keyboard, which will cost US$149.

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