Google announced two flagship smartphones on October 4 in San Francisco, CA during the company’s second-ever privately held Made By Google 2017 event. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the successors to last year’s first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL. Google introduced a number of new hardware components and software features with the two phones that make these devices ultimately worth considering. Here’s what we have, and whether or not you should upgrade.
Last week, Google officially unveiled a number of ‘Made by Google’ products at the Made By Google 2017 event including the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones. During the presentation, Google announced that the Google Pixel 2’s camera has the highest ever overall DxOMark score, 98.
This year’s Made by Google event has concluded, and Google announced a total of eight new products. We have two new Google Home speakers, two second generation Google Pixel smartphones, the Google Pixelbook, a newer version of the Daydream View, the Google Pixel Buds, and a new standalone smart camera in Google Clips. It’s time to reflect on what we learned and what’s coming. Here’s our full recap containing everything you need to know about.
At the private Made by Google 2017 event in San Francisco, CA, Google announced new hardware. Products shown off included Pixel 2 smartphones, new Google Home speakers, a Chromebook Pixel successor in Pixelbook, a new Daydream View, Pixel Buds, and Google Clips. Of them, Pixel Buds and Google Clips were among the unexpected, and are the first of their respective kinds. Pixel Buds is a set of wireless earphones complete with integrated Google Assistant, and Google Clips is a camera that operates automatically. Here’s the rundown of these two [Read More]
Today during a private showcase San Francisco, CA, Google announced new Made By Google hardware. During the event, the search giant announced new products including Pixel 2 smartphones, new Google Home speakers, a Chromebook Pixel successor in Pixelbook, Pixel buds, Google Clips, and a revamped Daydream View headset for VR. It has been a little over a year since the launch of Google’s Daydream platform, and today the company took wraps off a brand new Daydream View headset that will [Read More]
Three hundred and sixty-five days ago, Google introduced its first-ever Pixel smartphone, passing on the Nexus series for good. Pixel has since taken over, designed to be more high-end, but more importantly, “consumer-friendly,” as opposed to the niche products Nexus handsets were. Google had no idea Pixel would be of so much demand, which caused major shortages and supply concerns. Variants were out of stock for months at a time, and Google’s exclusive carrier partner, Verizon, had run out of [Read More]
Near the beginning of the 2017 year, Google announced that its AI technology, the Google Assistant, would become part of Android devices of all kinds. At the time, the Google Assistant was working in Allo and exclusive to Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The voice assistant technology that improves using machine learning recently expanded to Android Wear, Android devices running Marshmallow or newer, and even certain Apple iPhone models. Today, the virtual assistant seems to be making its way [Read More]
We’ve seen the leaked specs for the rumored Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, and the smaller-screened phone code-named ‘Walleye‘ made by HTC looks to contain much of the same as last year’s model.