Google launches brand new products on October 4. All eyes are now on the software giant as the highly-anticipated devices hit the ground.
Catch all the actions here at Guiding Tech. Note that all the timings are presented according to Indian Standard Time (IST).
11:15 pm: Google wraps up the event by showing a roundup of all the products launched at the day’s event.
11:05 pm: Juston also introduces Google Clips that has a built-in AI that captures spontaneous moments without having anyone to handle it. “It looks like a camera, and it has an indicator light so everyone knows what the device does,” says Payne. It’s priced at $249.
11:00 pm: Juston Payne comes on stage to introduce Google’s newly updated Daydream View. It’s priced at $99. It will be compatible with Pixel buds, Google’s new set of wireless earphones, priced at $159.
10:55 pm: Pixel 2 users will get unlimited cloud storage for high-resolution photos and videos. The pixel 2 (64GB) is priced at $649 and Pixel 2 XL starts at $849. It will be available in all major countries including India.
Pixel 2 (64GB) is priced at $649 and Pixel 2 XL starts at $849. Both will be available India at Rs 61,000 and Rs 73,000, respectively.
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10:45 pm: Pixel 2 has a 12-megapixel camera with an exposure level of f1.8 and OIS. The Pixel 2 camera has got an unprecedented DXO score of 98! It also includes Motion Photos to capture moments before a shot.
10:41 pm: Aparna Chennapragada is onstage talking about Google Lens, which can take pictures from your surroundings and recognizes phone numbers and addresses and asks follow-up questions about what you want to do with the information. Google Lens has an accuracy rate of 95%, Aparna claims. It also supports augmented reality (AR) and also features AR stickers.
10:35 pm: A live demo of the Pixel 2! A new feature called Active Edge, where you can squeeze the phone to trigger many activities, including activating the front camera.
10:31 pm: It comes in three colors — ‘Kinda Blue’, ‘Just Black’, and ‘Clearly White’.
10:25 pm: Snap Inc. is working with Google to include Snapchat experience on the larger screen of Pixelbook. It starts at $999 and the pen is priced at $99.
10:28 pm: Mario Queiroz comes on stage to talk about Pixel phones. He claims that the Google Pixel has 0.7 percent market share. Queiroz introduces Pixel 2!
10:23 pm: Google Pixelbook is the first laptop to include built-in Google Assistant. It also includes a Pen! Just 10-millisecond latency, 60° angular awareness, and 2000+ levels of pressure sensitivity.
10:18 pm: Matt Vokoun is onstage. He introduces Google Pixelbook, the high-performance Chromebook. It has a 12.3-inch touchscreen display. It packs Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 16gb ram, up to 512gb storage. Battery life is expected to last 10 hours on a single charge and 15 minutes charge can give you two hours of juice.
10:05 pm: This collaboration will make your home more secure and more energy efficient.
10:08 pm: Google Assistant has a new feature called Broadcast, which broadcasts messages to all the home devices in the house.
10:10 pm: “Google Home Max is the best sounding Google Home ever,” says Chandra. The new variant is 20 times more powerful than Google Home. It supports Bluetooth and AUX cables. It will be available from December at $399.
10:00 pm: Rishi gets back on stage to talk more about the Google Assistant. The Assistant works with over 1,000 smart home products from over 100 brands, Chandra says.
10:02 pm: Yoky Matsuoka takes the stage to talk about Google’s collaboration with Nest. Explains how Nest enhances the experience of your Google products.
9:55 pm: You can call any number – mobile or landline – in the US and Canada free of cost via Google Home.
9:57 pm: Isabelle Olson, lead designer for Home hardware, takes the stage to introduce more areas of Google Home. Emphasizes on form and size and ease of communication.
9:58 pm: Isabelle introduces Google Home Mini. The exterior fabric has been made from the yarn to make it more user-friendly. You can tap the fabric to command Google to do many actions like make a call, play a song and so on. You can connect Mini to any Chromecast-enabled speakers. Mini is priced at $49.
9:42 pm: Rick Osterloh announces that around 55 million Chormecast and Chromecast built-in devices are in the market. Around 100 million new Google Assistant answers have been added last year.
9:52 pm: Rishi Chandra comes on stage to introduce Google Home. He claims that 50 million voice samples have been used to train its voice recognition software.
9:35 pm: “We’ve been working on hardware and software together because that’s the best way to drive the shift forward.” He announces that Google is going to follow the philosophy – ‘AI first’.
9:42 pm: Pichai welcomes Rick Osterloh on stage to shed some light on Google’s work over the past year. A video montage of last year’s products is being displayed.
9:30 pm: Google CEO Sundar Pichai addresses the gathering. He talks about Google’s pioneering initiatives in the world over the last few years.
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