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.
The live blog will begin shortly.
And, here we go
Sundar shouts out to all streamers. That’s you, Pixel Spot followers!
Google Maps gets a total revamp and is using far more machine-learning to map streets, building numbers, and businesses.
Sundar Pichai is talking about the application of machine learning in Google Maps and Translate
The Play Store listing for Home shows the XL2 right now.
kshah here’s proof of the leaks!
cong The bezels look much better here! good to see.
Sundar is talking about Google’s work in Automated Machine Learning. Here’s to Lens, that’s gonna come soon
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.
The music for the event today is on point! cong
2000 new engineers brought in from the HTC Acquisition.
Yes, kshah . And it looks like Google is happily supporting famous YouTubers.
Google WiFi is the #1 selling WiFi, and there are 50,000,000 Chromecasts in homes in the U.S.
“we wish he had more pixels to go around”
Good to see them acknowledge the lack of stock! oh, and good joke
Google is talking about an intersection in AI, software and hardware
Takes a stab at Apple HomePod and Amazon Alexa by asserting the two Google Home mics are on par with the six and eight.
Google Home: “Just works”
courtesy of Apple?
Google Home launching in Japan, later this week.
Yes! Google Home calls using your own phone number, starting today!
Best update ever.
Hands-free calling coming to more places!
Google Home Mini is confirmed. Good job, Leak people. 🙂
Hello, Google mini!
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
Google Home Minis connect to other speakers wirelessly for enhanced playback (Bluetooth or WiFi wasn’t specified).
three colours: coral, chalk, and charcoal.
The featured commercial for Google Home Mini is awesome.
Look at Google making us want to spend money we already were planning to…
Google can now let you find your phone with your voice.
Throwback to Moto X!
A proper find my phone is finally here
Android phones will set off an alarm
iPhones will get a call
Yoki, the CEO of NEST is on stage
Cayenne is the Pet Pig intruder that Nest can find through your Google Home voice.
Drinking game: Drink a shot when anyone says machine learning in a Google event
“OK Google, good night” will arm the security system, turn out the lights, and tell you what tomorrow’s agenda is like.
kshah I guess I’ll have to get the whole Nest system, then. 🙂
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.”
It’s interesting how the Amazon Echo products and Google Home products have exactly opposite design styles.
Google Assistant now updated to listen to children’s voices.
I’ll be sure not to let my daughter know that.
Google Home can understand your kids. Great to see kids without screens and share and play.
Google making the partnerships that count. Lovin’ it.
Google Home Max beat Apple to the smart home speaker with both amazing sound and spacial-awareness!
Some interactions that Google home and kids will have:
Google Home Max is 20x more powerful than Google Home, and my neighbors already complain about that!
How much, tho?
Google Max speakers
Google Max speakers will apply machine learning in it’s output
New Google AI even knows who will win the 2017 World Series.
“Ok Google, will the Yankees lose?”
Google Home Max- Definite HomePod rival.
rseth , $400 is more than $350, though. Not cool.
The Max has magnetic pads. Definitely a good idea.
Pricing for Google Max: $399 in US, more countries to see the launch in 2018. Not great.
400$ is very expensive.
kshah, on second thought, $400 is about the price of a decent soundbar. I’m on board, now.
So here’s all my thoughts so far:
I love this fantasy world where young people own homes and foosball tables.
The Pixel Book
Pixelbook has Pixel smartphone design of glass/metal.
cong I suppose this is going to be between mid-tier and enthusiast hardware
throwback to OG pixel design
They sure love their 12.3″ displays. Looks like that’ll never go away.
(Which is fine.)
Instant Tethering works through Pixel phone hotspot when WiFi isn’t available.
Well, gotta be careful about data plans
First laptop to feature the google assistant
Pixelbook Pen activates Google Assistant instantly and reads your current screen.
a dedicated Google Assistant button!
The Pixelbook Pen
So, the laptop has fully integrated google play services
Google Pixelbook has Snapchat experience. haha, wow
Snapchat and amazing… never go hand in hand. Prepare for disappointment.
The ad is amazing!
Pixelbook has bezels. Not a huge fan. Not a hater, either.
Leaks were right. $1000 for the base model, and $100 for the pen.
Pixel phones up NEXT! HYPE!
Pixel phones starting !
The new pixels
Live music is epic. That d00d is on fleek.
Google talking about optimising their displays
“We don’t set aside features for the larger device.”
Not a fan of that panda color pixel
Only IP67. That’s depressing.
You don’t have to shazam anymore
“Pixel ultra meeting in 4 minutes”?
Why are all these journalists wow-ing at stuff that was leaked weeks ago…?
“your assistant is a quick squeeze away”
lol was that on purpose?
I love this command. I might use this a lot!
“Ok google, let’s go home”
it’s the smart squeeze feature!
STOP EVERYTHING ELSE, DUA LIPA IS ON! <3
The animal food collage meme. haha.
doggo or cookie?
google meme game is lit today.
All the legos no real pieces
AR Legos is way cooler than Apple’s random made-up game.
Why is the camera so shaky?
star wars love <3
Stranger Things appears in Google’s AR demo. Spooky.
finally camera things.
This is one of the most simple and fun applications of AR
why does DXO just not die?!?
Software portrait mode is still here! interesting!
always replacing hardware with software. classic google.
FRONT CAMERA PORTRAIT MODE
Pixel 2 up for pre-order already.
OIS and EIS
$649 for Pixel 2 regular, and a whopping (insane) $849 for Pixel 2 XL.
Still only carrier to offer Pixel phones is Verizon.
Pixel Buds are leaked on https://store.google.com/
Check those guys out before anyone even announces them!
Google is taking the fight to apple
The camera isn’t flush into the back. Expect lots of back cases ads.
New Google Daydream view
No mention of the SoC or RAM at all.
its probably cause its nothing that is new. SD835… nothing applause worthy
a live translation demo, interesting!
Nexus 6P has a trade in value of just 115 USD. Shame.
This is incredible. Live translation.
Pixelbuds at 159 dollars
Minimum 3 years of update promises for Pixel 2
800 euros for the Pixel 2 in Europe. Hot damn.
still can’t order for XL anyway.. already going to waitlist. GG
tried Australian store & just waiting list for XL.
Pixel Buds 179 euros in Europe.
“it just works”
That’s it! goodbye guys 🙂
Signing off! wave: