Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Here Is What Google Announced in Pixel 4 Launch Event

Google Devices

So in the launch event, Google showcased the much-awaited Pixel 4 smartphone along with other products like a newer version of Pixel Buds and several other Nest smart home devices in New York on Tuesday.

Talking about the Pixel devices, they lag behind giant smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple. But with its latest range of devices which includes smart home devices as well, Google is not ready to give up in the hardware race. 

So here goes the list what Google announced in its event:

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel 4 XL

Google announced Pixel 4 which comes with a 5.7-inch OLED display and Pixel 4 XL features a larger 6.3-inch display. The Pixel 4 price starts at $799 and Pixel 4 XL starts at $899. Both come in off-white, orange, and black, and are available for preorder from Oct. 24.

For the first time Pixel 4 is available for purchase from every major U.S carrier which should obviously help in boosting sales of the newest Pixel phones.  Earlier Pixel phones were only available from Verizon or unlocked from Google and other vendors.

Both Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL packs dual real camera setup that can combine with the built-in software to provide approximately 8X zoom. The front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter. Both devices feature 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage and are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. 

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Features

Both the devices have a Google-built “Pixel Neural Core” processor that allows the phones to run complex AI software—for live-transcribing voice memos, for example—without having to send information out to the cloud for processing. 

There’s also a new radar sensor allowing for facial recognition to unlock the device, as well as hand gestures to mute notifications. Google tells us it’s looking into more uses for the new technology.

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL packs a gorgeous 90Hz display which makes the scrolling experience much smoother when compared to other traditional displays. As nothing comes free, this 90Hz display will cost you battery life to which Google has given an option to turn off this feature manually.

The newest feature that Pixel 4 has is the "Crash Detection" which senses if you have been in an accident and automatically calls 911 for you. 

Coming to face detection, Google says Pixel 4 has the "fastest secure face unlock" system on any phone. Also, Pixel 4 comes with a new radar detection feature that recognizes gestures. That means you can use radar, known as Soli, to unlock the device, swipe in the air to control music, photos and more.

How is it possible not to talk about camera features when we are discussing a Pixel device. Pixel 4 camera includes big improvements in the Night Sight camera. Google says that you can capture stars in the night sky and even the Milky Way galaxy. Is there any phone which can do that?

What is Nest Mini?

Last year Google rebranded all of its smart-home products to sit within Nest. The new Nest Mini looks identical to the older Google Home Mini but it has few improvements under the hood. 

It now features three microphones to better pick up the voices and a local processor to understand and process the speech. It also produces better bass as compared to the older one.

The new Nest Mini costs $49 and will be available on Oct. 22. Colors are similar to what’s available for the Pixel 4, in addition to light blue.

Nest Wifi

This is another addition to Nest which is an improvement to an existing Google product. This works as your wifi router and range extenders. You can also chat with the Google assistant using this device. Google said that one router and one extra module that serves as a range extender should be enough to provide the signal to cover almost 85% of the area of a common house in the US.

A pack of two white Wifi modules will cost $269, and a pack of three is $349.Nest Wifi will be available Nov. 4 and can be preordered starting today.

Pixel Buds

Buds are hot in the market since they are truly wireless and a trending tech. Google will be launching a set of connected earbuds. 

This time the Pixel Buds comes with a lot of improvements which include a long-range Bluetooth connection so that the headphones can continue to play music even when your smartphone is far away. G

Google said the Pixel Buds have updated speakers and sensors, while still remaining lightweight and comfortable, thanks to a new spatial vent design that reduces the “clogged ear feeling” experienced with other headphones.

The small earpieces will offer five hours of battery life (and 19 more hours of charge in their case) and will be priced at $179. Pixel buds will be available from Spring 2020. 

PixelBook Go

Google announced a newer version of the Chrome-based Pixelbook laptop. Design-wise it is almost the same as the older one but is lightweight. It features a new magnesium casing and a “rippled wave bottom” that makes it easier to grip and also features a quiet keyboard. It comes with a 13.3-inch touch screen display. The Pixelbook Go price starts at $649. 

Google Stadia  - Google's Gaming Service Launch Date

Back in March Google announced its could based gaming service to compete with rivals like Microsoft and Sony. Using this you can stream video games to devices like Chromecasts or Chromebooks. It includes a special controller designed by Google and will cost you $9.99 per month. 

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