Another major tech event, another bulleted list for you guys so you don’t need to watch the full keynote.
This time, we have Google and their Oct 4th event, the sequel event to where Google Home was announced along with the Pixel and Pixel XL. We already know a sequel to the Pixels are expected so here’s the specs for those as well as what else they announced today.
Google Home Mini
- Smaller, mostly fabric disc version of the Google Home
- Tap to control
- 360 degree sound
- Coral Chalk and Charcoal colors
- $49 in the US, Available for Pre-Order Today / In-stores Oct 9th
Google Home Max
- Sound focused Google Home
- Two 4.5″ woofers for bass
- 20x louder than Google Home
- Smart sound: Adapts to the room, your preferences, use cases using machine learning with different rooms.
- YouTube Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, and G
- Cast, Bluetooth, and Stereo AUX Input
- Unique mic placement to hear you over the music.
- Can be placed upright or on side with a magnetic base
- Dec $399
- Chalk and Charcoal colors
- The US only, more countries later
- Free YouTube Red subscription for 12 months
- Google Assistant
- 10mm thin, 1kg weight (lightest they’re ever made)
- Foldable 2-in-1 design
- Glass inlay on the lid
- 12.3″ Quad HD LCD touchscreen
- Soft touch, backlit keys
- Intel i5 and i7
- Up to 16GBs of RAM
- Up to 512GB SSD
- USB-C fast charger, 10 hours 2 hours in 15 mins (charger works with phone and PixelBook)
- Instant tethering allows it to connect to the Pixel phone’s hotspot without having to turn it on on the phone
- The first laptop with Google Assistant built-in,
- Google Assistant Key to type to assistant instead of speak
- Pixelbook Pen – hold the button and circle things on the screen for Google Assistant to give you more info.
- “Fastest most responsive stylus ever”, 60-degree angle, 10ms latency, and 2,000+ levels of sensitivity
- Google Play apps work for ChromeOS (Special Snapchat app for Pixelbook)
- 3 configurations, starting at $999
- Pen is $99
- US, Canada, and the UK
- Oct 31th release and pre-order today.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- Glass and Aluminum Design
- Pixel 2 Comes in Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Just Black
- Pixel 2 XL Comes in Black & White and Just Black
- IP67 water and dust resistant
- Fingerprint sensor in the middle of the back
- 12.2MP f1.8 aperture camera with laser + dual pixel phase detection AF and OIS + EIS
- Has a form of software created portrait mode
- Motion Photos aka Live Photos.
- Pixel 2 has a 5” 1080P AMOLED Display in a 16:9 aspect ratio
- Pixel 2 XL has a 6” QHD+ pOLED display 18:9 aspect ratio
- 8MP f2.4 front facing camera
- Dual front-facing stereo speakers
- USB-C port, no headphone jack (comes with a 3.5mm USB-C Adapter)
- Active Edge allows you to squeeze to silent the phone or launch Google Assistant
- You can also say “Ok Google” or long press the Home button to launch Google Assistant
- Interactive AR stickers are “coming soon” (sound familiar?)
- Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh and Pixel 2 pXL has a 3520 mah
- Both are quick charging compatible
- Running Android Oreo and powered by a Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
- Choice of 64GB or 128GB storage and both come with unlimited photo storage on Google Drive at highest resolution like last year
- Google Lens can use the camera to show you information about things you can see using machine learning.
- AR Stickers allow you to put emojis into the real world (think Snapchat dancing hotdog)
Video on the Pixels coming soon. Subscribe to the channel for when that goes live later today.
UPDATE: Here’s the first look video!
Google DayDream View (Updated)
- New colors, newer fabric, $99.
- New wireless headphones
- Controls are on the right earbud–tap, swipe, etc.
- Pairing the Pixel Buds with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL gives you Google Assistant access.
- Available in Nov for $159
- Colors are same as Pixel 2
- Small standalone clip-able camera
- Uses machine learning to decide what to capture automatically (videos and photos).
- $249, “coming soon”
And there we go, guys. Let me know what you think in the comments below and subscribe to the newsletter for more updates like this. Thanks for reading!