Google has confirmed a hardware event to happen on October 4. New Pixel smartphones have been confirmed through the search giant’s opening teaser, but like last year, Google could unveil some neat ‘Made By Google’ accessories to fill the rounds. One of the possible accessories just leaked, and it’s everything we expected plus more.
Google will soon hold a hardware event, but we don’t know exactly when. Sources claim the date will be October 5, though it’s unconfirmed at this point in time. Wherever and whenever Google holds its announcements, new Pixel 2 smartphones will be unveiled. And now, the latest word is that Google will have some other goodies in its bag such as a new Chromebook Pixel and Google Home Mini speaker.
Two stories this week shinned brightly. Early in the week, Google Allo was updated with web support and desktop sync. And later in the week, Google Home was updated with Hands-Free Calling functionality. It seems that both Allo and Google Home have had their share of problems since first arriving on the market, and this week, Google has attempted to start a comeback.
Google has begun an update process for the Google Home smart speaker by enabling Hands-Free Calling from the device for American and Canadian customers. The speaker can use your own address book to place unlimited calls to America or Canada for free, starting this week.
Liron Damir has announced on LinkedIn that he is to join Google to head up the design team responsible for the Google Home portfolio. Damir has resigned from Andy Rubin’s company, Essential.
Google Home supports Google’s Play Music service. But up until now, those who were not a paid subscriber of the service could only listen to free radio stations. Today that has changed, because all customers of Play Music can, paid or not, ask Google to play any purchased or uploaded music.
Today is indeed Amazon Prime Day. Some Amazon products including Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Dot, and Fire TV Stick are being offered at a discounted price. Which is perhaps the reason Google has felt the need to chime in and lower the price that buys a Google Home or Chromecast.
Google is running a blowout sale over at the Google Store that will run through Father’s Day on the 18th of June. Products including Google Home, Daydream View and Chromecast are being sold, some with freebies and others at a discounted price.