Made By Google 2019

Yesterday, Google held their annual Made By Google hardware event. They did the usual in announcing the new Pixel device and also a few other devices. There was a huge focus on IoT.

Stadia

Stadia will be available on November 19,

Pixel Buds

The Pixel Buds seem to just be a hardware refresh of just making them true wireless. There’s a feature that allows the volume to dynamically adjust. They will talk mare about them in the coming months. The Pixel Buds will release next year for $179 US.

Environmental Commitments

Google is going to be investing $150k into their manufacturing pipeline to catalyze $1.5 million in into renewable energy. They are committing to using 100% recycled plastic in manufacturing of the Nest Mini speaker.

Pixelbook Go

Next, they talked about the Pixelbook Go. They didn’t talk much about the specs (just check the leaks). The Go will have a 2x larger battery than the original. The base model comes with an Intel m3 processor, 64 GB storage, HD display and, 8GB of RAM (up to i9 processor, 256GB of storage, 4K screen and, 16 GB of RAM). You can pre-order now (in the US and Canada, the UK in January) Starting at $649 US.

Nest Home

The Nest Mini is going to come with a wall mount. It will come in a new color option of Sky. It also now has on-device processing. You now can call the Hone devices from your phone. It will cost $49 US and you can pre-order now (Google Store) and will be available at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers on October 22.

Nest Aware

They are changing the pricing structure. Now all the Home devices will have sound detection and will be able to detect smoke alarms and be able to direct you to call 911 from anywhere.

Nest Wi-Fi

The new Nest Wi-Fi will have a new design. It will also have Smart Hub capabilities and a built-in Google Assistant speaker. You can pre-order it now and it will release on November 4 for $269 US for a one router / one point pack and $349 for the one router / two point pack. It will also release retail at Target, Best Buy and more retailers.

Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 will have Google’s Soli Radar technology. The Soli radar gives the user access to more gestures done in front of the sensor. They talked a little bit about apps and Assistant. The phone has a 90hz refresh rate. When you buy the 

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Pixel 4

XL

phone you get 3 months of Google One free.

 

Specs

 Pixel 4Pixel 4XL
Price$799$899
Screen Size5.7 inch6.3 inch
Display OtherFHD+ flexible OLED at 444 ppiQHD+ flexible OLED
at 537 ppi
Battery2800 mAh3700 mAh
Rear camera16 MP telephoto camera:

ƒ/1.7

77° field of view

1.4 μm pixel width

12.2 MP dual-pixel rear camera

ƒ/2.4

52° field of view

1.0 μm pixel width
16 MP telephoto camera:

ƒ/1.7

77° field of view

1.4 μm pixel width

12.2 MP dual-pixel rear camera

ƒ/2.4

52° field of view

1.0 μm pixel width
Front camera8 MP wide-angle camera
ƒ/2.0, fixed focus
90° field of view
1.22 μm pixel width
8 MP wide-angle camera
ƒ/2.0, fixed focus
90° field of view
1.22 μm pixel width

Pixel Camera

The phone has a mic built-in to the front of the phone for video. For the first time, a Pixel device has a triple-lens setup. There’s also the computational photography (like usual). There is now WYSIWYG HDR in the camera app,

For more on the camera read Google’s post here.

Apps & Assistant

The first app they talked about is a new recording app that does transcription on the device and also it finds every time you say “Pixel”.

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