The Google Pixel 2 Launch event kicked off as Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai enters the stage. Everybody was excited to be at the event and expectations were high.
Pichai starts by talking about the terror attack in Las Vegas, and the suffering caused by the three Atlantic hurricanes that have hit the US over the past few weeks.
He continues by stating that Google is moving from Mobile-First company to AI-First company.
Talking about Google is trying to make the street view on Google maps more efficient and accurate.
States, about mapping out locations of a 5,000km road in Lagos, Nigeria using machine-learning technologies to read road names and house numbers from street-view images.
Using Google Maps data to predict parking spaces in San Francisco and also AI-powered machine translation to do millions of translations a day.
Pichai introduces AutoML, a new tech that the company has built to make the process of creating and training AI easier.
AutoML will make image classification and object recognition quicker, more efficient and more accurate, says Pichai.
Gadgets Launched at the Google Pixel 2 Launch
Like I said earlier “expectations are high”, during the launch we are all curious about new gadgets that will be launched.
The Google Home Mini
Bring out Google Home Mini makes the Google Home Mini first device to be launched at the Google Pixel 2 Launch.
Google Home is one of the devices that Google has created over the year to basically bring AI into your ” HOME “via the Google Assistance.
It is a small hockey puck, wrapped in fabric and designed to be placed anywhere in the house.
The Google Home Mini has a new fabric clothing which is designed by Google Itself, it can be connected to any chromecast enabled speaker.
It comes in 3 different colors, It will sell for $49 in the US, with pre-orders open today, and in stores 19 October.
Google Home Max
The second devices launched is the Google Home Max a large, music-focused speaker.
It can be paired in stereo and looks like a direct competitor to the still unreleased Apple HomePod.
Google Home Max is a smart sound device, that allows the speaker to adjust to you: your home, your preferences.
The speaker supports “YouTube Music, Spotify, and other music services”. Google’s owned music platform Google Play Music All Access is one of those services relegated to “others”, which can’t be great for the people working on that service.
Google Home Max will be sold at $399, coming out this December – the same time Apple HomePod is dropping – – with a free 12-month subscription to YouTube Music.
PixelBook? oh, I am sure you are wondering what that is, actually, that is the third gadget launched at the Google Pixel 2 Launch.
This gadget is an amazing one, it is a laptop which can be used for different things you would love to experience.
The PixelBook is a bright combination of a Laptop, Tablet and a Smartphone. Pixelbook can be used as a normal laptop and also can be used as a tablet.
It is a sleek Chrome OS laptop: 10mm thick and the weight is just 1kg, with a fold-back screen that lets you use it as a table.
It has a 12.3in touchscreen, and a backlit keyboard, with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage and a 10 hour battery.
In addition, the Google PixelBook comes with a stylus pen: The PixelBook Pen.
The Pixelbook starts at $999, and the pen at $99, with pre-orders opening today for US, UK and Canada. It will ship 31 October onwards.
Gogle Pixel 2 & Google Pixel 2 XL
YAY!!! what we have been waiting for, the smartphone built, designed and finished by Google itself.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes in different sizes, a 5inche and 6inche screen size respectively. They rock Android 8.0 Oreo
They both are incorporated with the best of hardware, software and AI. The two smartphones come in three colors. Pixel users get free unlimited storage on Google Photos.
The best here is that the only significant difference between Goog Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL is the 6.0inch Large screen on the Pixel 2XL.
The Pixel 2 will cost $649, and the Pixel 2 XL $849. Both can be pre-ordered today in six countries including US, UK and Australia.
Google Pixel Buds
Google goes wireless with the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2XL. And that takes us to Google Pixel Buds.
Pixel buds is a wireless headphone for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2XL devices which makes the fifth new product at this Google Pixel launch.
They’re not truly wireless earbuds because they have a connecting cable running between the two ears – but they do work directly with Google Assistant.
One cool thing about the buds is the Voice-to-Voice translations. Your phone hears someone talks and you will hear the translation of that in your native language.
Google claims it can support real-time translation in 40 languages through the Pixel Buds. The price goes for £159/$159, available from 22 November.
DayDream View (VR Headsets)
These set of VR Headsets are upgraded ones with a new lens and new fabrics. It has more than 250 VR titles (including the Guardian, natch), and you can now cast your VR experience to the TV. That’ll cost $99.
Making it the last product announced at the Google Pixel 2 Launch today comes the Google Clips. This is an amazing device You would really to experience at home, work or playgrounds.
Google Clips is a life bloggy-style camera that takes pictures automatically: “Turn it on, and it captures the moment, so you can be in the moment.”
Stick it to your wall while you’re playing with a pet, for instance, and the camera will snap images when you’re both in the frame.
This may seem to something impossible but Google is arguing and it is possible and now I know they have made it possible and it is true.
Privacy: it is a camera that gives a notification when it is turned on to let people around know it is taking pictures. Nothing leaves the devices until you choose to.
This beautiful device will be sold at $249.
And that’s all for the Google Pixel 2 Launch. Google is amazing of I must admit, let us know which of this gadgets you’d love use: as for me I’d say Google Pixel 2XL