Google Pixel, Pixel XL and 5 Other Products to Expect at the Oct. 4 Event

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Google recently released a video teasing the upcoming event to be held on October 4. According to the teaser, a number of products made by Google will be unveiled, among them the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.

While many are looking forward to seeing these phones come to life, the expectations for this event are more than just these two. The search engine giant is expected to roll out quite a number of products, both software and hardware. The event should be big as hinted by Senior VP of Android, Google Play and Chrome OS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, via his Twitter account.

So, what is this big thing that should make everyone remember the upcoming October 4 event 8 years from now? According to the latest reports doing rounds on the web, here is a list of products that you can expect to see Google launch at the event this coming Tuesday.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL

As noted earlier, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones are the most anticipated devices from the event. The two come in to replace the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P respectively, alongside introducing a new branding for the Google phones.

Reports indicate that the Pixel and Pixel XL will have the same design, but the former will come with a 5-inch Full HD screen while the latter a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen. The two will reportedly carry the same hardware specs under the hood and they will also be sold through carriers such as Verizon and the official Google Store.

Pixel and Pixel XL Phones

4K Google Chromecast

A recent leak gave out more details about the upcoming Google Chromecast 4K. Dubbed the Chromecast Ultra, this device is expected to compete with the likes of Roku in the media streaming world and apparently, it will retail at about $69, making it the most expensive Google Chromecast yet. However, the good thing is that you get to enjoy 4K video streaming abilities, among other features that we should know starting Tuesday this week.

Google Home

At the Google I/O 2016, the search engine giant announced a Google Home smart speaker that resembles the Amazon Echo. Like the latter that houses Alexa, the former also comes with OK Google, but we expect the new Google Assistant to take its place on the device when it is unveiled.

This compact speaker can play music throughout the home, check the traffic, turn on/off lights and do lots of other stuff, including querying Google search. More details about this Google Home smart speaker should come out on Tuesday. The device could be priced at about $129.

Google Daydream VR

This day will finally bring to life what Google has been busy doing within the world of virtual reality, push aside the early try with the Google Cardboard. The Google Daydream VR platform is finally coming to life and apparently, this platform will be built directly into Android 7.0 Nougat. Android OEMs such as Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi, LG, ASUS, ZTE, and Alcatel are already on board this Daydream VR bandwagon.

Google Wi-Fi Router

Another gadget that is expected to come to life alongside the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones is a Wi-Fi router. Apparently, this device has a range of smart features that promises to extend the range of connectivity beyond the usual capabilities shown by typical routers. The Wi-Fi router is touted to be the successor to Google OnHub and it will be priced at about $129.

Google Pixel and Chromecast Ultra

Google Pixel 3 Notebook

The shift in names from Nexus to Pixel will not just be happening on the smartphone end, but there are also reports that a Pixel 3 Notebook will be launched on this day, but the device will not be available until 2017. Powered by a hybrid OS featuring Android and Chrome OS – Andromeda – the device will be a laptop that could possibly work as a tablet as well.

Alternatively, Google might decide to replace the Nexus 7 2013 with a new Pixel tablet that is powered by the same Andromeda OS.

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