Google Pixel Launch Live Blog

Google Pixel event invite

Google is expected to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL at its October 4th event. We will be live from the venue with our live blog and more with regular updates. It is also expected to announced its own WiFi routerChromecast Ultra with 4K support, Pixel 3 laptop, Nexus tablet running Andromeda OS and more at the Google Pixel event. The event takes place in San Francisco and begins at 9AM PDT (9 30 PM IST) on October 4th, Tuesday. FoneArena will be covering the event live from San Francisco. Hope the networks hold up at the launch and we should be posting from the venue.

It is very likely that Google will have a live stream during the event on Youtube and we will update the info as soon as we have more info about the same. We hope to go live on Facebook and Periscope too closer to the event so make sure to follow us on FB and Twitter.

This might be the most interesting Google and tech event in recent times as we might see a lot of a new software and hardware being unveiled on October 4th Google Pixel event. Some Google executives such as Hiroshi Lockheimer have been teasing about the date so we can be assured big news is indeed coming with respect to Android. As we get closer to the launch day plenty of rumours are already floating around on the internet and we just have to wait a few more hours to hear it from the folks at Google. Stay tuned to FoneArena for all your dose of google news on October 4th and 5th.

September was great for iPhone users as we saw the much expected iPhone refresh with the introduction and release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus along with the Apple Watch Series 2. October seems promising for Android users.

It is October 4 and we are live from San Francisco.

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Google Home for US$ 129 and is currently on pre-order already on USA and will ship from November 4th

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Google Home can be used to control playback of your devices using Google Cast

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Spotify, Pandora, youTube Music and more supported on Google Music

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Can be customized with swappable bases that are available in different colours

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There is a mic mute button that only makes the device listen to you only when the hotword is spoken

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Google Home for a Google Assistant for your home

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It’ll be available in November at a price of US$ 69

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It also has ethernet support

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Its 1.8 times faster than previous gen

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Google Play movies will be rolling out 4K content in November

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4K UHD support with HDR and Dolby Vision support

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Chromecast Ultra announced

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Over 30 million chromecast devices sold till date

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Now onto chromecast

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Google WiFi allows you to manage the WiFi access to each user

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Can add WiFi points as and when needed

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Provides much better coverage with multiple Google WiFi points for faster throughput to every corner of the home

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Google WiFi announced

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new products for home connectivity, entertainment and Google Assitant

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Now about connected home at Google

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Daydream View will cost you US$ 79

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Netflix, Hulu etc will bring their content to Daydream

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Demoing the various games and apps available for Daydream

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Daydream View will come in 3 different colours – Dary Grey, Grey and Red

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Daydream view will support all future Daydream ready products

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It includes a controller which can be stowed safely into the headset itself

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It even fits nicely over eyeglasses

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Its soft, flexible and breathable for maximum comfort thanks to the soft microfibre and other cloth materials

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Google says that they are really comfortable

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Google Daydream View

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Now talking about daydream

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Will hit India as a pre-order on 13th

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649$ unlocked for the Pixel

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As well as unlocked on the Google Store

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Pixel will be Verizon exclusive in USA

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Really Blue looks the best but Quite Black and Really Silver also look great

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Pixel – 5 inch
Pixel XL – 5.5 inch

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Free quick switch adapter in every box to transfer content from your old phone

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Direct automatic updates for Pixel phones. The update happens in the background and gets into place when the phone is restarted for the next time

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No more storage full messages

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And that includes 4K video as well

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Pixel owners get free unlimited storage photos and videos at full resolution quality on Google Photos

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The gyroscope takes samples 200 times a second to reduce blur and shakes

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The video stabilization seems like it was shot on a steadicam

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89 rating on DxO Mark is higher than even the S7 Edge

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The Pixel has 0 shutter lag even with HDR+ and it shoots it by default

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HDR+ has multiple short exposure method which reduces blur, minimizes noise and improves the dynamic range

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HDR+ makes a come back and you have a smartburst photo mode

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Seems like Google has not just created the best camera on a Google phone but the best camera on a smartphone period

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The new Google Pixel has received a whopping score of 89 on DxOMark! Wooooot

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Demoing how making a reservation works and its pretty much like having a conversation with the receptionist at a hotel or restaurant

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Contextually relevant information always available based on the content shown on screen

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Google Assistant can send messages even over Whatsapp, Viber etc

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The assistant automatically learns which app the user likes to use in each case. For example youtube for music and opens it automatically

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A brand new Pixel launcher with a clean polished look and round icons

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Minimalism is the key here for the Pixel

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Bryan from Google on stage to talk about Pixel

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It’ll also emphasis on storage, photography, VR and communications

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Pixel will be the first phone with Google Assistant built in

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Emphasis on 5 things

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To be honest, just like most other smartphones and Nexus devices of the past, the phone looks really good now although the leaks looked bad

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From the user experience to industrial design, Google has designed all

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No HTC branding as such or mention of HTC anywhere so far

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Google Pixel – Made by Google

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So there’s more than phones since we are “starting” with phones

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And 50 trillion emails and mobile messages

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A whopping 1 trillion photos were taken last year

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Gooole calls it the right time to focus on Hardware and Software

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Seems like we’re onto the fun stuff now with the hardware

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Taking example of how Google Allo is quite natural at interacting with users

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Sundar Pichai talking about the advancements in Image Captioning accuracy

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Lot of usage cases and possibilities already

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Information will be safe and secure. The more you use the Google Assistant, the more it learns

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Demoing the Google Assistant – Seems really responsive and accurate

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A short video showing how Google will be personalizing itself for every user

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Google aims to build a personal Google for everyone

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And the latest mobile revolution that brought computing to around 50% of the world’s population

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Throwback to the beginning of commercial PCs and the Internet (Web)

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Talking about how the venue has a great history and was a chocolate factory in the past

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We’ve Sundar Pichai on stage now

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Let’s get started

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T-minus 5 minutes , get ready for the announcements

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10 minutes to go , we just heard the announcement !

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Here’s what to expect from Google’s Pixel event today

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See you all on 4th October from San Fransisco !