Google packed a ton into its occasion, seemingly updating all of its merchandise (or shut) — telephones, laptops, VR — in addition to saying a bunch of recent ones. The telephones additionally incorporate the most recent model of Google’s cell working system, Android Oreo, which was unveiled at Google I/O.
The occasion started with CEO Sundar Pichai providing condolences on current US tragedies. Different notable bits embody 55 million Chromecasts bought.
Now let’s dive in.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
The HTC-built Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are similar save display measurement, decision and battery — 5 vs. 6 inches, 1,920×1,080 vs. 2,560×1,440 and QHD in 18:9 curved and polarized OLED, respectively. Highlights embody:
Pure Android Oreo, natchAll aluminumAn up to date (however nonetheless single) digital camera with higher picture stabilization for each pictures and movies, portrait mode with background defocus, on-chip phase-detection autofocus and Movement Images. Plus extra computational smarts.Assist ARCore, Google’s AR programming interface for Android. Digicam designed to help AR, Daydream-ready and suitable with headset. Additionally AR Stickers, animated characters that may work together with one another. Pixel telephones solely.Squeezeable sides — Lively Edge — initiates AssistantComes in black, white and blue (the latter is on the market on the Pixel 2 solely)At all times-on show for notifications, music taking part in and extra, plus dwelling display “at-a-glance” and search discipline on the bottomFront-facing stereo speakersWater- and mud resistanceBetter integration with Google Play and Google AssistantPixels incorporate the primary Google Lens implementations (a preview) for getting details about real-world objects by way of the digital camera, unique to the Pixels for nowNo headphone jack, however bundled adapterPrices begin at $649 for the Pixel 2 and $849 for the Pixel 2 XL; preorders begin immediately, out there in in a pair weeks. Additionally out there within the UK and Australia.
Additionally, for now, if you purchase a Pixel you get a Dwelling Mini.
Google Pixel Buds
The corporate’s first foray into Bluetooth headphones, Google Pixel Buds are notable for his or her means to translate languages (by way of Google Translate) if you faucet them. Babel Fish!
Different notable options:
5-hour battery life; with moveable charging case as much as 24 hoursJoined by neck cordWorks with Google Assistant on PixelsOn-bud microphone, faucet or maintain proper bud for controlsCome in black, white and bluePriced at $159, preorders immediately, out there in NovemberGoogle Dwelling Mini and Dwelling Max
Dwelling Mini is a smaller model of the Google Dwelling Assistant speaker; Max is an embiggened and extra audiophile-friendly model. To wit:
13.2 x 2.7 x 6 in./337 x 190 x 154mm; 11.7 kilos/5.Three KgWorks vertically or horizontallyComes in white or graySmartSound (powered by AI!) adapts to the acoustic circumstances of the world round it and context, like the kind of music or the time of day.Made from polycarbonate and material with a silicone baseSupports YouTube Music, Spotify and different providers, Bluetooth playbackTwo dual-voice-coil woofers with 11mm tour, two tweetersWired-only operationCosts $399, preorders begin in early November, out there in December
Takes on the Amazon Echo DotControlled by contact on the clear material in addition to voice360-degree soundCan wirelessly connect with Chromecast AudioComes in darkish grey, mild grey and coral”Smaller than a donut”Prices $49, preorder immediately, out there in a few weeksWill be out there in Australia and the UK
Voice Match fashions your voice to offer personalised solutions, and immediately Google rolled it out to extra nations, calling to the UK, the power to make use of your private quantity within the US, and Google House is heading to Japan. It performs a bunch of different new tips.
Nest confirmed off higher integration with Google Dwelling as nicely, akin to with the ability to inform your thermostat to “make it hotter.” A brand new characteristic, Broadcast, means that you can have each Dwelling speaker to ship a message concurrently. There are an expanded variety of kid-focused experiences — studying, video games and storytelling — in Household Hyperlink in addition to extra actions.
The observe as much as the Chromebook Pixel from 2015, the Pixelbook updates for 2017 with all of the capabilities which have develop into common within the interim. Reminiscent of:
Nonetheless Chrome OS-only with Android app supportThin, weighs 1kg/2.2 poundsQuick cost, as much as 10 hours of battery lifeInstant Tethering to Pixel phonesGoogle Assistant constructed inConvertible design (360-degree rotation to be used as a pill, tent and so forth) 12.Three-inch, Quad HD touchscreenSoft keyboardCore i5 and i7 optionsPixelbook Pen, a stylus with 2,zero48 ranges of sensitivity developed with Wacom, that may invoke Assistant in numerous contexts. $99 possibility.Value begins at $999, preorder immediately, out there by the top of the month.Google Daydream View
The following era of Google’s VR headset does not get a brand new identify — nonetheless Daydream View — but it surely does get some bodily enhancements:
It is available in grey, mild grey and coralSofter and better-sealing facepad designed to suit extra faces extra comfortablyBetter optics with a large discipline of viewBetter warmth dispersionLots of recent content material together with IMAX motion pictures on Google PlayCosts $99, first availability October 19
Now, this was a shock.
For folks and pet house owners at firstStandalone digital camera that captures quick clipsAutomatically selects and learns who you need within the photographs and which photographs are most steady, and builds clips from themUploaded on demand$249, coming quickly
For extra, see the archive of our occasion tweetstream.
And here is our full protection of the whole lot Google introduced.