Tech enthusiasts will delight in yet another major event, this time courtesy of Google. If you’re a big fan of the tech giant, here are things you should expect in its San Francisco event tomorrow, Oct. 4.
It can be remembered that Google has expanded far beyond its previous appearance as a search engine company. In the recent years, Google has released its own line of products, smart appliances, and devices for fans to enjoy.
Time For the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
According to CNET, fans can expect Google to unleash the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL iterations of their new Pixel line. These next-generation phones appear to be made with partnerships with other major companies. It appears they’ve partnered with HTC in Pixel 2, and LG for the Pixel 2 XL.
Interestingly, Google has just included its Google Assistant to the Pixel phones, which impressed fans alongside their amazing cameras.
If predictions are correct, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL might be running with the newest Oreo OS system. It also appears to not have any headphone jacks. Despite the caveat, they might be water resistant and have good cameras instead.
The Pixel 2 and 2 XL might be competing with other famous product launches, including the Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, and even the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
Unleash the Pixelbook
Another potential release is the much-awaited Pixelbook, which will be Google’s first house-made computer for this year. The Pixelbook will be the follow-up to the Google Chromebook Pixel that was released last 2015.
The laptop may run on Chrome OS, Google’s version of a desktop operating system. It can be a bit expensive, however. A 128GB version may have a $1,200 price.
Release the Home Mini and Max
Google fans can remember the release of its smart home speaker set in 2016. This can directly compete with Amazon’s Echo, and other variations of smart speakers. However, it’s time Google add more members to its smart speaker family as well.
It’s rumored that there’s going to be something called the Home Mini that will be a micro version of the Google Home. It’s going to directly compete against Amazon’s Echo Dot.
Interestingly, a much larger iteration called the Home Max is also on its way. Unfortunately, not much is known about its features
Google and VR, AR
The tech-giant is also ready to improve its approach to virtual reality. It appears a new virtual reality headset will follow its Google Cardboard and Daydream View headset.
Meanwhile, Google will also release updates for its AR platform called ARCode. This will be its direct response to Apple’s AR toolkit called ARKit.
Unlike other toolkits that will have to meet third-party makers to get AR-compatible phones with amazing rear cameras, ARCore will now be able to let developers to use existing single-camera phones to create AR apps.
The event is Google’s own version of hot product reveals, in the same vein of Apple’s showcases. It is perhaps Google’s last effort in showcasing fans awesome new products they can buy before the holidays.