Another day, another wonderful array of releases from Google! To keep up to date with its competitors, Google has previewed some of its upcoming products, including new phones, a virtual reality headset and a home system (more on that later…). That’s right, Google haven’t simply gone mobile, they’ve shifted their attention to multiple consumer areas with their main focus on artificial intelligence. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from Google in the near future.
1. The Pixel & Pixel XL
Finally, we can see the new handsets on offer from Google. Coming in two sizes, the Pixel has a 5-inch screen and runs on a 2,770mAh battery, while the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch screen and a 3,450 mAh battery.
When it comes to photos and videos, both editions of the Pixel come equipped with a 12 mega-pixel camera, and it has been ranked as even superior than the iPhone 7 Plus camera. Google is offering unlimited storage for free with Google Photos when purchasing the phone.
In terms of price, the Pixel is on offer for £599 for the 32GB version and £699 for the 128GB version, and the Pixel XL version is on offer for £719 for the 32GB version and £819 for the 128GB version. Pre-orders start tomorrow, October 13th.
2. Google Home
Now we can look at something a bit more futuristic. Essentially, Google Home is your own personal assistant at home. Think of it as your own little helper who will do things or answer questions for you. Simply say, “Ok Google…” and it will do your bidding.
Google Home is your new assistant that wants to “learn” about your habits to help make your life easier. It connects with different third-party devices, as well as the numerous ones currently on offer by Google (e.g. Chromecast). It is currently scheduled for a US release next month at $129, but we hope to see it in the UK soon.
3. Daydream View
With Playstation, HTC, Oculus Rift and others all trying out VR tech, it makes sense that Google will test the waters as well. Coming in three different colours and wrapped in fabric, the Daydream view will provide a more “comfortable” VR experience. Although the Pixel is the only handset that will work from day one, expect other handsets from the likes of Samsung and many others (minus Apple at this stage) to come soon thereafter. It will launch next month at a price of £69.
4. Chromecast Ultra
An updated version of the already great Chromecast, the Chromecast Ultra opens the door for 4K streaming and Dolby Vision support. Although no release date has been specified, it has been priced at £69. It is more expensive than previous models, but you can expect a much greater picture when streaming.
So, what do you think of the latest and greatest from Google? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to keep an eye out for a new case, especially if you’re pre-ordering one of the new Pixel phones!