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Three things to expect from Google’s big announcement this week

Monday, 28 September 2015 | By Broede Carmody

Google is set to unveil several major product upgrades this week, just one month after the tech giant announced its new operating structure.


With Apple revealing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier this month, it’s now Google’s turn to take the stage and entice consumers with the latest gadgets.


Rumours of have been swirling for months about the latest Android phones and Chromecast upgrade – essentially Google’s version of Apple TV.


Australians will have to wake up early on Wednesday morning in order to hear the news straight away.


With that in mind, here are three things you can expect from Google’s big announcement.


The new Android phones will have a much more powerful camera

Probably the most exciting thing about the iPhone 6s was its 12-megapixel camera – a massive upgrade from the previous version’s eight megapixels.


If we know one thing about Android, it’s that it doesn’t want to be left behind.


Because of this, the new Android smartphones will also likely boast a more powerful front and back camera in order to snap the perfect selfie.


The Nexus 6P is rumoured to have a 12.3 megapixel rear camera, according to 9to5Google.


It also appears that bigger smartphones are here to stay, with the Nexus 6P expected to be 5.7 inches in length.


Android’s new operating system will be launched

The Android operating system is the most commonly used OS on the planet, so we can expect to see Google announce some minor improvements to the platform later this week.


Android 6.0 – or Marshmallow, as it is also known – shouldn’t contain too many surprises for Android users.


As the saying goes, don’t fix something that ain’t broke.


However, we can expect the new operating system to have enhanced battery management and an improved app permissions system, according to The Verge.


Chromecast will get a much-needed upgrade

Huge updates to Google’s media streaming service are on the way.


After all, Apple TV got a much-needed facelift earlier this month – the first significant upgrade in three years.


The way people consume television has changed dramatically, even in the past 12 months.


According to internal documents obtained by 9to5Google, the second generation Chromecast will have improved Wi-Fi features and will have a new function called “fast play” which will enable people to stream the content they like more easily.


Expect Chromecast to be snapping at Apple TV’s heels.


This article was originally published on SmartCompany.