The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats (mirrors that track the sun and reflect the sunlight onto a central receiving point) during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border February 13, 2014 / REUTERS/Steve Marcus

There'll be new phones, software and perhaps even Chromecasts — and we'll be covering the unveiling of them all, live

Google is holding its biggest event of the year this evening, where it will show off its new phone and big updates to its operating system. It will bring long-anticipated updates to the Nexus line of phones as well as marking the first event since Google got turned into Alphabet and the search and phone company got a new boss.


Every year, Google uses the event to show off the new version of its Android operating system as well as any new hardware. And today’s event promises the same thing — as well as more details on Android Marshmallow, Google is expected to reveal two new phones and potentially a new Chromecast.

Both of the company’s current phones, the Nexus 5 and the phablet-sized 6, will be getting an update and pre-orders may open soon after the event ends. The new 5X will be made by LG and the 6P will be made by Huawei — but as with all of the phones in Google’s Nexus programme, they are made in partnership with the search giant and with Android in mind.

That operating system will also be getting a refresh, though Google outlined many of the big features at its I/O event earlier in the year. The new Android Marshmallow is expected to launch soon after the event.