Google Pixel 2 Event Live Stream and Live Blog

We’re live blogging Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Home Mini, and Pixelbook October 4th announcement. Follow the stream and our thoughts below. Live stream begins at 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET.

Carson Saldanha October 3, 20174:15 PM

The live blog will begin shortly.

Carson Saldanha October 4, 20179:40 AM

T-1:20:00

Karan Shah October 4, 201710:58 AM

A first look at the chromebook pixel:

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:01 AM

And, here we go

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:02 AM

Sundar shouts out to all streamers. That’s you, Pixel Spot followers!

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:04 AM

Google Maps gets a total revamp and is using far more machine-learning to map streets, building numbers, and businesses.

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:05 AM

Sundar Pichai is talking about the application of machine learning in Google Maps and Translate

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:06 AM

The Play Store listing for Home shows the XL2 right now.

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:07 AM

kshah here’s proof of the leaks!

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:09 AM

cong The bezels look much better here! good to see.

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:10 AM

Sundar is talking about Google’s work in Automated Machine Learning. Here’s to Lens, that’s gonna come soon

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:11 AM

Sundar also is emphasizing the growth of AI beyond the user interface of its programs.

Security was highlighted as more important, especially behind-the-scenes.

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:12 AM

The music for the event today is on point! cong

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:13 AM

2000 new engineers brought in from the HTC Acquisition.

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:15 AM

Yes, kshah . And it looks like Google is happily supporting famous YouTubers.

mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:16 AM

Google WiFi is the #1 selling WiFi, and there are 50,000,000 Chromecasts in homes in the U.S.

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:16 AM

“we wish he had more pixels to go around”

Good to see them acknowledge the lack of stock! oh, and good joke

Karan Shah October 4, 201711:18 AM

Google is talking about an intersection in AI, software and hardware

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:19 AM

    Takes a stab at Apple HomePod and Amazon Alexa by asserting the two Google Home mics are on par with the six and eight.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:21 AM

    Google Home: “Just works”

    courtesy of Apple?

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:22 AM

    Google Home launching in Japan, later this week.

    -Rishi Chandra

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:23 AM

    Yes! Google Home calls using your own phone number, starting today!

    Best update ever.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:24 AM

    Hands-free calling coming to more places!

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:25 AM

    Google Home Mini is confirmed. Good job, Leak people. 🙂

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:26 AM

    Hello, Google mini!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:27 AM

    The fabric allows some of the light to pass through. The fabric looks something that would blend in. I wonder if there will be more colours?

    The mini will have 360 degree sound output

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:28 AM

    Google Home Minis connect to other speakers wirelessly for enhanced playback (Bluetooth or WiFi wasn’t specified).

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:29 AM

    three colours: coral, chalk, and charcoal.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:29 AM

    The featured commercial for Google Home Mini is awesome.

    Look at Google making us want to spend money we already were planning to…

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:31 AM

    Google can now let you find your phone with your voice.

    Throwback to Moto X!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:31 AM

    A proper find my phone is finally here

    Android phones will set off an alarm

    iPhones will get a call

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:33 AM

    Yoki, the CEO of NEST is on stage

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:34 AM

    Cayenne is the Pet Pig intruder that Nest can find through your Google Home voice.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:34 AM

    Drinking game: Drink a shot when anyone says machine learning in a Google event

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:35 AM

    “OK Google, good night” will arm the security system, turn out the lights, and tell you what tomorrow’s agenda is like.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:37 AM

    kshah I guess I’ll have to get the whole Nest system, then. 🙂

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:37 AM

    Broadcast: you can ask Google to broadcast a message to all the home devices in the house. “Parents are going to love this feature. Kids are going to hate this feature.”

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:38 AM

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:38 AM

    It’s interesting how the Amazon Echo products and Google Home products have exactly opposite design styles.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:39 AM

    Google Assistant now updated to listen to children’s voices.

    I’ll be sure not to let my daughter know that.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:39 AM

    Google Home can understand your kids. Great to see kids without screens and share and play.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:40 AM

    Image result for star wars

    Google making the partnerships that count. Lovin’ it.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:41 AM

    Google Home Max beat Apple to the smart home speaker with both amazing sound and spacial-awareness!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:41 AM

    Some interactions that Google home and kids will have:

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:42 AM

    Google Home Max is 20x more powerful than Google Home, and my neighbors already complain about that!

    How much, tho?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:42 AM

    Google Max speakers

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:42 AM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:44 AM

    Google Max speakers will apply machine learning in it’s output

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:44 AM

    New Google AI even knows who will win the 2017 World Series.

    “Ok Google, will the Yankees lose?”

    “Of course.”

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:44 AM

    Google Home Max- Definite HomePod rival.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:45 AM

    rseth , $400 is more than $350, though. Not cool.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:45 AM

    The Max has magnetic pads. Definitely a good idea.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:46 AM

    Pricing for Google Max: $399 in US, more countries to see the launch in 2018. Not great.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:47 AM

    400$ is very expensive.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:47 AM

    Diplo !

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:47 AM

    kshah, on second thought, $400 is about the price of a decent soundbar. I’m on board, now.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:48 AM

    So here’s all my thoughts so far:

    I love this fantasy world where young people own homes and foosball tables.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:48 AM

    The Pixel Book

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:49 AM

    Pixelbook has Pixel smartphone design of glass/metal.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:49 AM

    cong I suppose this is going to be between mid-tier and enthusiast hardware

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:50 AM
    Laptop, tablet, and tent modes thanks to a 360 hinge.
    4-in-1

    throwback to OG pixel design

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:50 AM

    They sure love their 12.3″ displays. Looks like that’ll never go away.

    (Which is fine.)

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:51 AM

    Instant Tethering works through Pixel phone hotspot when WiFi isn’t available.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:52 AM
    You can automatically set a Pixel phone to tether. “Instant tethering.”

    Well, gotta be careful about data plans

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:53 AM

    First laptop to feature the google assistant

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:54 AM

    Pixelbook Pen activates Google Assistant instantly and reads your current screen.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:54 AM

    a dedicated Google Assistant button!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:54 AM

    The Pixelbook Pen

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:55 AM

    So, the laptop has fully integrated google play services

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:56 AM

    Google Pixelbook has Snapchat experience. haha, wow

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:56 AM

    Snapchat and amazing… never go hand in hand. Prepare for disappointment.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:57 AM

    The ad is amazing!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:58 AM

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201711:58 AM

    Pixelbook has bezels. Not a huge fan. Not a hater, either.

    Leaks were right. $1000 for the base model, and $100 for the pen.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:58 AM

    Pixel phones up NEXT! HYPE!

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201711:59 AM

    Pixel phones starting !

    Karan Shah October 4, 201711:59 AM

    The new pixels

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:00 PM

    Live music is epic. That d00d is on fleek.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:00 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:01 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:02 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:03 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:03 PM

    Google talking about optimising their displays

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:04 PM

    “We don’t set aside features for the larger device.”

    BURN

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:04 PM

    Not a fan of that panda color pixel

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:04 PM

    Only IP67. That’s depressing.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:05 PM
    The always on display can tell you what music is playing
    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:06 PM

    RIP Shazam?

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:06 PM

    You don’t have to shazam anymore

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:06 PM
    The search bar is integrated into the dock at the bottom, as predicted earlier!
    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:07 PM

    “Pixel ultra meeting in 4 minutes”?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:08 PM

    Why are all these journalists wow-ing at stuff that was leaked weeks ago…?

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:08 PM

    “your assistant is a quick squeeze away”

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:09 PM

    rseth

    lol was that on purpose?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:09 PM

    I love this command. I might use this a lot!

    “Ok google, let’s go home”

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:10 PM

    cong

    it’s the smart squeeze feature!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:11 PM
    Aparna Chennapragragada is on stage
    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:11 PM

    Google Lens.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:11 PM

    Google Lens!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:12 PM

    STOP EVERYTHING ELSE, DUA LIPA IS ON! <3

    *fanboy mode*

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:14 PM

    The animal food collage meme. haha.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:14 PM

    doggo or cookie?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:15 PM

    google meme game is lit today.

    All the legos no real pieces

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:16 PM

    AR Legos is way cooler than Apple’s random made-up game.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:17 PM

    Why is the camera so shaky?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:18 PM

    star wars love <3

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:18 PM

    Stranger Things appears in Google’s AR demo. Spooky.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:18 PM

    finally camera things.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:18 PM

    This is one of the most simple and fun applications of AR

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:19 PM

    why does DXO just not die?!?

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:20 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:21 PM

    Software portrait mode is still here! interesting!

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:21 PM

    always replacing hardware with software. classic google.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:22 PM

    FRONT CAMERA PORTRAIT MODE

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:22 PM

    Pixel 2 up for pre-order already.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:23 PM

    OIS and EIS

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:23 PM

    $649 for Pixel 2 regular, and a whopping (insane) $849 for Pixel 2 XL.

    Absolutely not.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:26 PM

    Beautiful.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:26 PM

    Still only carrier to offer Pixel phones is Verizon.

    Sad day.

    Buy unlocked.

    mm Christopher Ong October 4, 201712:27 PM

    Pixel Buds are leaked on https://store.google.com/

    Check those guys out before anyone even announces them!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:28 PM

    Google is taking the fight to apple

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:30 PM

    The camera isn’t flush into the back. Expect lots of back cases ads.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:31 PM

    New Google Daydream view

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:31 PM

    No mention of the SoC or RAM at all.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:32 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:33 PM

    rseth

    its probably cause its nothing that is new. SD835… nothing applause worthy

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:34 PM

    a live translation demo, interesting!

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:36 PM

    Nexus 6P has a trade in value of just 115 USD. Shame.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:36 PM

    This is incredible. Live translation.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:36 PM

    Pixelbuds at 159 dollars

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:38 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:39 PM

    Minimum 3 years of update promises for Pixel 2

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:40 PM

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:40 PM

    800 euros for the Pixel 2 in Europe. Hot damn.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:40 PM

    still can’t order for XL anyway.. already going to waitlist. GG

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:42 PM

    tried Australian store & just waiting list for XL.

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:43 PM

    Pixel Buds 179 euros in Europe.

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:43 PM

    “it just works”

    mm Ranodeep Seth October 4, 201712:46 PM

    That’s it! goodbye guys 🙂

    Karan Shah October 4, 201712:47 PM

    Signing off! wave: