In the third of three big gadget announcements yesterday, Google revealed two new Nexus gadgets, including the bigger, better new version of the best Nexus phone - the Nexus 5. But the best news is that these phones will have Marshmallow and will fully support the excellent Project Fi.
Because the Nexus phones are Google's, they're the best showcase for Marshmallow, the latest Android operating system, which hasn't yet been released. If you want to get everything out of the newest operating system, it just makes sense to buy phones from the same company.
The Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch screen and is made of aeronautical-grade aluminum with a 64-bit processor and a 12.3 MP camera, starting at $499. Marshmallow gives it longer battery life, and Google says the phone charges twice as fast as the iPhone 6 Plus, using its USB Type-C port. It also features Nexus Imprint, a fingerprint sensor to ensure secure access.
The Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch screen with the same 12.3 MP camera and Type-C port, as well as Nexus Imprint. It has a slower processor than the 6P, but is a step up from the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5X starts at $379.
Both phones come unlocked, and both are primed for Project Fi, Google's carrier service that switches you to either Wi-Fi, Sprint's network or T-Mobile's network, depending on which is fastest. Previously the Nexus 6 was the only phone fully compatible with Project Fi.