What Google Treats can we expect for October 4th?
It’s that time of year again, when the Googlers climb out of their tech cave and show the world what they have been sculpting. This is no Google I/O which is technically a developers keynote for software, but another keynote that shows of the hardware that encompasses those software promises. So what can we expect?
Pixel Phone 2.0
It will be no surprise that the next Pixel phone is coming. Leaks abound, we pretty much know exactly what to expect. A Pixel and XL from HTC and LG respectively. A new launcher design, faster processor and the XL sporting an almost edge to edge screen. There are many specs that are unknown, such as battery life, camera specs and hopefully some hidden surprises. The 2 models almost feel like the same release idea as Apple. The Pixel being similar to last years design, i.e iPhone 8, and the XL taking on a new design, i.e iPhone X, we’ll see if it pans out this way.
Chrome OS has been going through many changes recently, introducing Android apps have given them a new lease of life, but the hardware needs a bit of a push. Introducing project ‘Eve’, now known to be the PixelBook. A high end Chromebook with potentially a high end price tag.
Home 2.0 and/or Mini
Potentially a new Google Home with stronger speakers, or maybe an upgrade option for the original. The original Home has a couple of pogo connectors hidden in the bottom which can be used for data or charge exchange, and the speaker cover is easily switchable, could we maybe see a switchable base that has a built in battery or larger speaker?
More Google Assistant goodness
Google I/O was 90% AI talk. We are likely to see more around software updates in conjunction to Google Home and Pixel updates.