Google's Pixel event is just around the corner and it promises to bring several new products to new phones and services. Here’s what you need to know.
When Is It Happening?
The event, which will be held in New York, will be streamed from 8am PT/11am ET on Oct. 9. For us, that means a kick off at 2:00AM on Thursday October 10. The live stream will be available through YouTube.
Will There Be New Phones?
The expectation is that there will be two new Pixel phones, with the smaller Pixel 3 carrying the infamous notch that was "pioneered" by Apple. The larger Pixel 3 XL is expected to be released notch-free.
Details of the Pixel 3 XL leaked earlier this month. Now a throwaway account on Reddit has leaked images and specs of its smaller sibling, the Pixel 3. Here are the details.
The glass-backed Pixel 3 is expected to have a 5.5" display running at 2160 x 1080 resolution. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 4GB of RAM will be powered by a 2915mAh battery.
No Watch To See
There have been rumours that Google would be releasing a new watch, to take on the Apple Watch and all the other smartwatch he's on the market. Those rumours now seem to be unfounded according to Tom's Guide.
Opening A New Pixelbook
Perhaps the most interesting part of the personal computing landscape at the moment is with portable computing. The traditional laptop is still around but the emergence of convertibles and numerous different form factors, along with Google developing its mobile OS into a strong alternative to Windows and macOS, gives all of us some great alternatives.
Although it's not a certainty, there's a strong chance we'll see the Pixelbook 2. It's expected to bring thinner bezels, biometric security and speedier innards.
All You Home Are Belong To Us
Google, Amazon, Apple and a slew of others are battling for dominance of your home. And while much of the focus is on smart speaker products, there's an expectation that we'll see the Google Home Hub arrive. It will access the Google Assistant via voice or touch with the ability to integrate with other devices.
Renders of an unannounced Google Home device were published by MySmartPrice. Renders of the Google Home Hub show a device with a 7-inch display and a rear speaker.