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 will be available on November 19,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
phone you get 3 months of Google One free.