What to design from Google’s Oct 4 Pixel 2 event

Google’s vast hardware eventuality is entrance adult quick – it all goes down subsequent Wednesday, Oct 4. But we already know (or consider we know) a satisfactory volume about what will be revealed, including code new Pixel smartphones with some vast upgrades, and some inclination that will strength out Google’s broader hardware portfolio considerably.

Here’s a list of what we can pattern when Google takes a theatre in San Francisco subsequent week:

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

The title inclination are expected to be a new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, sequels to a initial smartphones Google designed itself in-house, that it expelled final year. Judging by Google’s initial attempt, a follow-up should be a really constrained set of devices.

The Pixel 2 XL is ostensible to be a bigger understanding of a dual new devices, in a few opposite ways: Unlike final year, Google will compute a larger-screened device with some improvements over a smaller, including a pattern with many slimmer bezels. It’s also pronounced to have a QHD screen, and both front and behind cameras with visual picture stabilization. Android Authority also reports it’ll have an electronic sim slot, as good s IP67 dirt and H2O insurgency and new, worse Gorilla Glass 5 for a display. It competence also underline “squeezable” sides, that would concede users to press in while holding a device to trigger actions, like rising Google Assistant.

As for a Pixel 2, it’ll have a lot of a same inner specs, though it is pronounced to have incomparable bezels, and a FHD shade instead of QHD – reports also explain it won’t get a same far-reaching tone progression of a Pixel 2 XL.

Both inclination sound like they should be constrained follow-ups to a strange Pixel. Google’s initial smartphone also had one of a best cameras in a industry, powered in vast partial by Google’s program smarts, so pattern this device to win accolades in that regard, too, and go toe-to-toe with a just-launched iPhone 8 and 8 Plus on camera quality.

Google Home

It’s intelligent voice partner season, with Amazon introducing a whole garland of new Alexa and Echo devices. Google’s firm to follow fit with some updates to Home, a intelligent orator it debuted during I/O final year and started offered in 2017.

We’ve seen rumours that there could be a mini chronicle of Home, to contest with Amazon’s Echo Dot during turn a $50 mark, and that it could also be putting out a larger, some-more reward version. If there’s one thing Home could use, it’s a chronicle of a hardware with improved sound – generally with Apple’s HomePod on a setting and set for a launch by finish of year.

I’d also pattern some updates on Home’s swell so far, and on some program updates for existent devices.

Chromebook Luxe

One of a some-more engaging rumors about this eventuality for me is speak of a lapse for Google’s high-end Pixel Chromebook line. We’ve listened that a Pixelbook is in a works, with a cost tab some-more in line with entry-level MacBooks than with many Chromebook devices, and with a stylus accessory.

The leaked PIxelbook has been prisoner in leaked photos, and looks to have a flip around shade for full inscription conversion, and that coop that will sell for around $100 separately.

A Chromebook that retails for over $1,000 isn’t expected to be a prohibited seller – ChromeOS has come a prolonged approach over a years, though not that far. But a lapse of a reward Google-made Chromebook could assistance jumpstart a ecosystem and proliferate ideas, and we was indeed a outrageous fan of a strange Chromebook Pixel hardware design, so I’m vehement to see how this compares in terms of fit and finish.


Virtual existence is something Google built right into a final Pixel devices, and a Android OS they shipped with. We’ve listened that Google will be updating a Daydream VR headset with some improvements, and a somewhat aloft cost tag. We haven’t nonetheless listened what those improvements competence be, however.

Google also creatively pitched Daydream as an open height that others would be building headset hardware to support, though we haven’t seen many on that front. Perhaps we’ll get an refurbish about Daydream in general, and what a Pixel 2 hardware does in terms of improving a built-in VR experience.


Google has a lot going on, and this annual eventuality is a vast possibility to yield updates on swell given I/O in June. That means we could hear a lot some-more besides, including what’s going on with Assistant and a proliferation to other hardware and devices, and what we can pattern from a association in terms of ARCore, a ARKit homogeneous for Android.

Something not to expect: An ‘Ultra Pixel’ super premium, third smartphone. This has come adult in rumours recently, though it’s roughly positively a red herring: Expect dual new Pixels and dual only, though that should be plenty.

We’ll be live from a eventuality on Oct 4 starting during 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT, so balance in here for all a updates.

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