What to Expect at Google’s Oct. 4 Event
Four months ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai went on the almanac to say that his company , and would instead abide to await on partnerships to accomplish the devices.
Those partnerships will buck new bake-apple on Oct. 4, back Google is accepted to bare the latest adaptation of its Nexus/Pixel phones alongside a host of alternative customer tech devices. PCMag will be bringing you alive advantage from the event, which bliss off at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET, and while we don't apperceive absolutely what Google has in store, we accept several appealing acceptable guesses.
Google already uses the Pixel classification for its , which are big-ticket but still some of the best Chrome-powered accessories money can buy. That exceptional affair will acceptable abide with the Pixel smartphone line, which will either accompaniment or alter accepted Nexus devices, depending on which Internet rumor you believe.
Pixel phones will acceptable appear in at atomic two sizes, agnate to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy lineup. But the admeasurement aberration could be small, with Android Police that Pixel will accept 5- and 5.5-inch versions. That address corroborates rumors that alike beforehand this year about two accessories codenamed Sailfish and Marlin.
Other specs and appraisement abide actual speculative. Reliable accouterments leaker Evan Blass that the accessories will be bogus by HTC. His show a handset with a buttonless atramentous bezel, a front-facing camera and a aggregate rocker forth the appropriate edge.
Android Police letters that the abate of the two accessories will accept a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP advanced shooter.
An ultra chromecast
Citing a being accustomed with the company's plans, Blass wrote that Google will additionally acknowledge a new 4K alive stick on Oct. 4, to be alleged the . A leaked photo shows a round, jet-black accessory with a abbreviate HDMI cable that looks actual agnate to the Chromecasts currently on sale, but after the logo. Instead, there's artlessly Google's august "G" logo, which suggests that the chase behemothic may be accumulation its artefact branding.
The Chromecast Ultra is accepted to retail for $69, according to . Although that's about bifold the amount of the accepted Chromecast, it's still beneath than abounding competitors charge, including Roku's new $79 , which can beck in 4K at 60fps.
(Day) Dreaming of VR
First appear at Google's I/O developer appointment in May, Daydream is a new agreement for VR-ready Android phones and tablets. The abstraction is agnate to the Oculus belvedere -- you'll be able to breeze your buzz into a affectation or headset, and booty advantage of Google's accumulating of VR apps, videos and games.
Google ahead accepted that it intends to advertise its own Daydream-branded hardware, which it will acceptable bare on Tuesday (the announces that it is "coming in Fall 2016.") Google's access actuality will acceptable be agnate to that of Tango, its aggrandized absoluteness platform, which is accessible on a branded accessory (the ) as able-bodied as offered to alternative manufacturers via an .
Bringing it home
We'll acceptable see updates to or a new adaptation of Google's Wi-Fi router, alleged OnHub. Various versions of OnHub are congenital by third parties, and they're adequately alcove articles at this point accustomed their $199 starting price. It could booty the anatomy of a $129 router that suggests will accept abounding of the aforementioned capabilities as OnHub, such as added range. It could additionally accommodate cheaper, abate accessories agnate to the , which will extend the Wi-Fi arresting and accommodate an interface to ascendancy alternative acute home features.
At I/O, Google additionally showed off an Amazon Echo battling called , so attending for barrage capacity at Google's accident after today.
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