COVID-19 has halted our daily usual routine, but for technology and innovation, there is no hindrance! Considering the health and safety of developers, employees, and local communities, Google this year conducted its annual hardware event virtually. It was a fresh whiff of 30-min virtual announcements with pre-recorded promotional videos.
If you missed watching it, here’s a quick rundown of new product announcements. Just keep scrolling this post further.
The innovative flavors added to Google mobile range
To start with the Google’s mobile flagship range, Pixel 5 has got an all-new 100% recycled aluminum body with reverse wireless charging, it means Pixel 5’s battery can be used to charge other devices. That is indeed very engaging!
It has been officially declared by Google, that it will have a new Google Assistant feature, which will stay on the line for users, when they make a call and then get put on hold, it will send them an alert when someone picks up.
On the hardware front, Pixel 5 has a midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, with a mind-blowing 8GB RAM. Further, it also includes a 90Hz refresh rate FHD display, that will ensure to make every little animation to appear and run seamlessly. It is IPX8 rated, which means it’s both waterproof and dustproof.
Pixel 5 has got improved camera with a new ultrawide lens in the back, that will have Night Sight working in portrait mode. Also, in the video recording, there are some improvements that will pave a smooth journey.
Pixel 5 has a 6-inch display and it will cost $699. Users can opt for pre-orders, that are starting today. Also, in eight different countries, it will be available from October 15 (though Google is yet to confirm the countries) and will be released on October 29th in the US. It will be available in two colors; Green & Black.
Another phone that was debuted in the event was the 5G version of the Pixel 4a. It has got many new features, with a 6.2-inch OLED screen, has Snapdragon 765G processor. Unlike Pixel 5 it doesn’t have any waterproofing, but other specs such as camera and Google Assistant feature are quite similar to Pixel 5. Users can buy in Japan on October 15, then it will be launched in the United States and in other countries sometimes in November.
This model costs $499, making it one of the more affordable 5G phones on the market. The color options available are black or white.
A brand NEW Google Chromecast
Well, surprisingly the new Chromecast is different from the previous model in many ways. Now, users don’t require a phone to play content, also it has a special remote in the box with its own Assistant button, which further has YouTube and Netflix quick launch buttons. It runs on its own OS called Google TV. As of now, it has been stated that the new Chromecast would not support Stadia officially, but it is expected that it will be next on Google list.
Users can get this device at $50, and there are three beautiful colors to choose from; snow (white), sky (blue), and sunrise (salmon pink).
Nest Audio; smart speakers are here!
Calling Nest Audio successor to Google Home, wouldn’t be wrong, and it is indeed Google’s one of the finest products in the speaker range. With this, users will experience more bass, with enhanced volume and clearer sound. As an official claim made by Google,”Nest Audio is 75 % louder than the Google Home and has 50 % stronger bass response. Its enclosure is made from 70% recycled plastic.”
Whoa, it is gonna be candy for music lovers, and they can access it at $99 and will be available from October 5.
Group watch knocking on Duo Video chats
How beautiful it would be, where users will get the option to share the screen with whoever they’re chatting with?
Yeah, that will be immersive! And this has been taken into consideration by Google, enabling users to chat with the front- or rear-facing cameras. Now, it would ease down the road to help people watch a movie together, or guide your loved ones to use something that is complicated to use.
Hello Google TV!
Google has decided to take one step ahead, letting Google Play Movies & TV app be merged into an app called -Google TV. This change shall occur first on Android phones. It will let the users rent or purchase movies, and on being synced with other streaming services to the app, Google TV would grab the titles from each service into categories for an easy search to occur. It gives the option to access existing streaming services and also offers live TV via YouTube TV. No prize for guessing, but Google has invested efforts in creating a better voice search experience.
It is included as part of the new Chromecast with Google TV, further adding remote control to Google’s streaming dongle and costs $49.
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