Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Every new device at Google’s big Pixel 4 event

Every new device at Google’s big Pixel 4 event

The next generation of Pixel Buds, Google's foray into the wireless earbud game, will summon Assistant in the same hands-free way that you can across Google's various other devices, such as for sending a text, asking for directions, or for understanding another language (but, hopefully, better than with the first generation Buds) - particularly when your phone or device isn't readily in-hand.

The Pixel 4 with a 5.7-inch OLED display starts at $799, and the 6.3-inch Pixel 4 XL is priced at $899. The radar chip that is used on the Pixel 4 phones is very small, but it may still be something that isn't permitted. How much will you pay for computational photography on a device that runs Google's latest Android and isn't futureproofed with 5G?

With Pixel 4, Google Assistant allows for easy hands-free navigation between apps and seamless multitasking. Photos have circulated of the Pixel 4 in various colors, including a new orange that was featured in a giant Times Square billboard promoting the launch event. It also has a forward-facing camera. Google is also doing more on the device so you can transcribe conversations in airplane mode.

Our final favourite camera feature promised across the Pixel 4s is improved Super Res Zoom, which combines optical and digital zoom to deliver sharp results across 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, with the camera combo covering the 24-70mm range photographers crave.

Live HDR+ builds on the Pixel's existing HDR+ technology, which captures a burst of up to nine photos and averages them into a single image to reduce noise and brighten shadows.

"[There hasn't] been the broad consumer or developer adoption we had hoped, and we've seen decreasing usage over time of the Daydream View headset", a Google spokesperson told Engadget in a statement.

The successor to the Google Home Mini, the Nest Mini might appear unchanged externally, but it features a few notable upgrades. You get Chrome OS of course, plus an 8th-gen Intel Core CPU (up to an i7 processor), up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of internal storage. It's now called Nest Wifi, and the Nest Wifi router and Nest Wifi point (enabled with a speaker and Google Assistant) supposedly provide full coverage for 85 percent of homes.

Will you buy the Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL over the iPhone 11 Pro? It comes in four colours: chalk, charcoal, coral and sky - and will also come with a wall mount. They'll fit almost flush with your ear and use a hybrid design to seal your ear (for better bass) and a bottom-facing spatial vent to let in exterior sound.

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The other new products include a Pixelbook Go, a cheaper version of previous Google laptops.

Google Assistant is also more deeply embedded across the Pixel 4 experience.

Google Wifi is the best-selling mesh Wi-Fi system on the market, and now Google is updating it with Nest Wifi. In the meantime, here's where we anticipate deals should become available. Not bad. You'll be able to preorder it today, pick one up starting November 5, and the two-pack starts at $399.

Google did show off its new Pixel Buds, wireless earbuds meant to compete with Apple's AirPods, at its Made by Google event.

The biggest improvements for the headphones will be long-range Bluetooth which allows users to stay connected to their phones from up to a football field away. The outline above was released after the release of the Google Pixel 2.

Pixel Buds have a low-profile look that sits flush in your ear, with a stabilizer arc and interchangeable ear tip ensuring they fit securely and comfortably.

Capacitive buttons have been added, so you can tap on the speaker to adjust the volume and pause playback.

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