What to Expect From Google’s Big Pixel 2 Event on October 4th

What to Expect From Google’s Big Pixel 2 Event on October 4th

October 4th, 2017
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Even though it feels like we’re still processing all of Apple’s latest

devices and announcements, it’s time to switch gears and prepare for

what’s coming on the other side of of the smartphone divide.


														
							

Google Pixel

The new Pixels, dubbed the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are clearly going to be the stars of the show. Based on leaked photos, Google’s 5.5 and 6-inch phones sport a classier, more elegant take on last year’s Pixel design, and include new features like IP-67 water-resistance and dual front-facing speakers. However, some other rumored specs have us a bit concerned, like the Pixel’s 2 lack of a headphone jack and small 2,700 mAh battery. With Apple kicking off the fall smartphone season with the iPhone X, Google really has it work cut out if it wants to impress.

Google Home

Home Mini looks to start at $49 and measures about 4-inches in diameter.There’s also rumblings about something called the Google Home Max, which looks to counter the upcoming Apple HomePod with its own hi-fi speaker setup and built-in assistant. However, 9to5Google reports that the current state of development of the Max is still up in the air, so there’s a good chance it might not be ready to show off at the Google event on Wednesday.

Daydream

Out of all of Google’s mobile efforts, its Daydream VR headset seems to be a bit of an afterthought. However, based on the same leaks that detailed the new Pixels and Home mini, it seems Google has prepped a refreshed version of its VR headset with a tweaked design and new color options.

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