Google’s yearly hardware event launch is now over and Google’s Pixel brand of devices has now expanded. There have been a couple of big announcements. In case you have missed these, here’s a quick recap about all the releases this week.
Google might have added a slew of new hardware products at its launch event Wednesday, but it quietly tucked away its Android Wear smartwatch section on the Google Store. Now, the Google Store doesn’t provide a link to purchase Android Wear products. Instead, you’ll have to head over to Amazon to purchase them.
So now that it is official, if you are buying a Pixel 2, you will have to deal with the fact that there is no headphone jack present on this device. This means that you either
stick to the USB-C earphones provided in the box purchase your own USB-C earbuds, use Bluetooth, or use the dongle that is provided. A Google employee recently took to the Google Forums, trying to explain the situation at hand. However, Google’s response is flimsy at best, and /r/quityourbullshit at worst.
Ever since the iPhone 7, there has been an addition to the list of things smartphones can usually endorse as features – the inclusion of a headphone jack. Not that Apple was the first to exclude what for years has been considered a mandatory part of any personal computing device from their smartphone. But because it’s Apple and the iPhone is the most popular phone in the world. So it sets the standard.
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.
Wednesday, October 4th, we here at Pixel Spot will be running a live blog and we encourage you to tune in. We will cover the Google event and each of the products and services expected to be announced.
We are really excited about one of the hottest device launches that are going to happen this week. In fact, we will be covering it with a live blog on Wednesday morning. Today, we now have an idea of what the new Pixels’ home screen and phone bodies will look like, courtesy of Evan Blass on Twitter.
Today was a big day in the tech world as leaks hit the press about Google’s upcoming product line and updates. But not everything purported to be announced on October 4 will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
Thinking of changing phones? Well, Google just announced that it’s holding an event for its two new phones on October 4th.
After a little delay, Google’s monthly security updates for its devices have finally arrived.