All WE KNOW SO FAR & HOW To Watch the Live Stream
The Mountain View, California based tech giant Alphabet is going to have a huge event on 4th October 2016 where lot of new innovations will be showcased. Sundar Pichai and team would be sharing the vision of Google and some cool hardware gadgets that Android enthusiasts eagerly await.
Let me put a brief expectation list and what we have gathered and reported in the past weeks about the devices expected to be unveiled at the event.
1). Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones – Canadian operator Bell and UK’s Carphone Wharehouse leaked some early pictures of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL with lot of specs. This year also Google is going to unveil 2 new smartphones to be called as Pixel and Pixel XL. Smartphones will replace the Google Nexus 5X and 6P and will come with the latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS.
They are expected to be premium smartphones and will run on the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4 GB ram and storage options starting from 32 up to 256 GB. Intriguingly the leaks say there is going to be a micro-sd card slot on the device.
The Google Pixel smartphone comes in 5.0 inch screen size and will have FHD resolution while the larger Pixel XL offers Quad HD resolution. The smartphones will come with Fast charging support and there is USB Type C port for connectivity. The camera is 12 Mega pixel for rear side with a likely OIS while the front camera is an 8 MP shooter.
The battery capacity is 2770 on the Pixel while the Pixel XL will come with 3450 mAH battery.
Both the smartphones share a Dual tone metallic design with fingerprint scanner at the back, apart from the screen size there don’t seem to be many differences. While the leaks add to the hype but so much detailed leaks leave Google with a bit red face having little to share on stage. Definitely we will get into the skin of the new Pixel smartphones tomorrow, stay tuned.
2). Andromeda – Andromeda came to news couple of days back and is referred as an hybrid OS , an amalgam of Android and Chrome OS. It is expected to be meant for the new Google Pixel table and the Google Pixel Laptop. Recently the Chrome OS which is used in the current Note books like Chrome book, got the support for running Android Apps. The Andromeda looks like a more tighter integration and make the experience better for Laptop as well as tablet users.
3). Google Daydream VR Headset – Back in May 2016 @ Google I/O, Google showcased the VR headset that they are planning to unveil. It is yet not clear if Google will do this on October 4 or not but the Daydream VR headset is likely to get launched soon. The Daydream VR headset will come with a controller and other manufacturers will be able to use the Headset with their smartphones though there are some hardware guidelines which the mobile manufaturers are going to stick for the daydream to work flawlessly.
4). Google Pixel Tablet – Google is expected to launch a new 7 inch tablet which will be a successor to the 2013 Asus made Nexus 7 tablet One of the top selling tablet of all time). The new Huawei Nexus 7 tablet is alleged to come with the Andromeda OS and will have the latest hardware.
5). Google Pixel Laptop – Google is also considering to launch a new thin Laptop with 12.3 inch display which could again run on the hybrid Andromeda OS. The laptop is seen as an answer to the Apple MacBook and will be priced close to $800 (Rs 53,000). It will be powered by the Intel Core M processor either Core i3 or Core i5. We don’t expect it to come with the 7th Gen Kabylake processors but could have the Skylake series. The laptop is alleged to have 8 GB /16 GB RAM and have storage option of 64 /128 /256 GB.
6) Chromecast Ultra 4K – Google’s new Ultra 4K Chromecast was leaked by Evan Blas a popular leakster on twitter. The images reveal a new design with short cylindrical look and a ribbon like HDMI cable. There is also a circular button likely an On/Off switch. The new Google Chromecast will be able to stream 4K videos and is likely to be priced at $69 ( Rs. 4800), almost double the price of Chromecast 2.
7). Google Home Assistant – Google Home Assistant as a smart speaker to which you can ask questions and based on the Google’s Artificial algorithm like the Google Now on Android smartphone. A smart speaker which can answer your questions, play music, and control some of your home gadgets with the help of always on Micro-phones. It is seen as a rival to the Amazon Echo.
8) Google WIFI Router – Google is expected to launch a new router at the event. The new router is going to succeed the On Hub router that is currently sold
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