Google made very important announcements at their keynote event yesterday. Pixel smartphone, Daydream VR headset, Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi and Google Home. All these devices form an aggressive move on the hardware industry by the tech giants.
The Pixel smartphones were the most anticipated devices from google. As expected a 5-inch and a 5.5-inch device were announced. AMOLED screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4, Snapdragon 821 processor at 2.15 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 32/128 GB internal storage, 2,770mAh battery, the devices are a killer.
Google Assistant is really a new twist to AI from Google. It’s smart and promises to solve from the simplest to the most complex user requirements. We’ve already seen what this intern can do in the recently unveiled Allo messenger app.
Smartphone photography has become a very integral part of these devices. Nothing beats the convenience of a selfie on the go. Google have announced that their device comes with the best smartphone camera on the market! That is a very serious claim to make, one that they would not just make up. If Google says it, then it must be case. The main camera is a 12.3 MP device.
Another thumbs up to Google for this feature. With the new smartphones users will have unlimited space to store photos and videos in full resolution. Take that Apple!
The smartphone come VR ready. An obvious move by Google to promote their VR headset, the Daydream. The smartphone is the first phone to come Daydream VR headset ready
The Daydream VR headset is aimed at mobile users hence is not in direct competition with the likes of Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Rather, the device is more in competition with Samsung Gear VR headset. The Daydream headset will launch in November this year.
Chromecast Ultra is Google’s next generation content streaming device. The 4K streaming capable device has sold more that 30 million units to date. Google’s popular Chromecast device plugs into your TV through an HDMI port and can stream content from your computer or mobile device.
Google WiFi is a new router and WiFi device for internet connection in the home. The device assists with finding the point in your house with the strongest WiFi signal. The device comes with an android app that allows the user to control the WiFi remotely.
Google Home is a voice commanded smart speaker powered by Google Assistant. The device will pull from Google any facts you might need at your command.