Google will take center stage during prime-time on Tuesday, October 4th around 11am Eastern Standard Time. The Mountain View giant will unveil this year’s flagship smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as Google Home, Daydream hardware, Google W-Fi, and a 4k Chromecast Ultra. Rumors also point towards an Android-ChromeOS hybrid device, although very unlikely will it launch. The hype train has been off the charts waiting on this very moment, so be sure to tune in near go time. Accompanying the in-person event will be a video livestream. While we feed fresh content to our audience, you’ll be able to sit back and watch the show from the comfort of your own home (hopefully!).
Lots over the past few months have led up to this moment, when Google unfolds its next batch of hardware. Many don’t think of Google as a hardware company, but this event will soon beg to differ. We’re expecting new products, as mentioned above, in all categories from TV streaming, to smartphones and all the way to assistant speakers and virtual reality headsets. Reports have also indicated the possibility of a software release in that of Android Nougat 7.1, the first update since Android 7.0 Nougat. It is said that this will be MR1, or maintenance update number 1, that Google had promised us. However, reports indicate that this will be everything but a minor update. Signs point towards a new navbar customizer, the addition of the Google Assistant, newly designed navigation controls, and lots lots more. Let the fun of Android Nougat really begin!
Like Google I/O, millions scattered throughout the world have been anticipating this day. It will act as sort of a follow-up to Google I/O where Google first introduced the products, concepts and software. Now, it’s time for all of that hardware to release into the hands of the actual public. In fact, we expect many of the products to go up for pre-order and perhaps even “buy now” when the event dwindles down. So my message goes out to us early adopters, be sure to have your wallet open!
Although many questions have already been answered through leaks and reports, lots of questions still remain including pricing and availability. Famous tipsters and leakers have taken their best guesses, but nothing is confirmed just yet. Everything is subject to change. Surely, we’ll find out Tuesday.
The livestream has already been put up on YouTube by Google, and is available at your convenience directly below. Bookmark this page and tune-in when the event starts. In the meantime, you can catch up on what to expect out of the event at the page linked here -> [Google’s October 4th event: A Roundup of what we know thus far]
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UPDATE: In case you missed it, the full replay is available below.
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