The specs of the Google Pixel 2 camera are likewise noteworthy, regardless of whether one is alluding to the smartphone variant, or the Pixel 2 XL phablet. But Google's Pixel Buds could become the go-to device based on pricing and name recognition. However, if considered on a general level, the docked apps are used more often than the Google Searches.
We did enjoy the Pixel look and feel, though, which offered a clean and neat Android operating system, much alike to the Nexus experience. The same Googler also directly related the elimination of the 3.5mm audio jack with a "move towards a bezel-less future", implying that creating a bezel-free device would at the very least be harder to do while keeping the 3.5mm audio port. And they are. Which possibly explains why the announcement at the event that really took my interest was buried right at the end of the 105-minute presentation: Pixel Buds. While the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6 inch near edge-to-edge quad HD+ pOLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Google is doing it with just one camera instead of two. For photography Pixel 2 XL sports a 12.2-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel camera selfies. Its starting price is $769.
Tech companies such as Apple and Google tend to announce their newest products this time of year, ahead of the holiday shopping season.
The company, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., still has a long way to go before making a significant dent in the market. Smart home routines enable users to manage their connected devices by speaking a single command to Google Assistant.
Routine commands for Google Home. Instead, it's a feature integrated into Google Photos and Google Assistant. It's Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Dot.
"Since a year ago and since Google I/O, we've been working hard, continuing our shift from a mobile-first to an AI-first world", Google CEO Sundar Pichai told the gathering. The Google Home Max ($399) is a higher-end speaker with the company's built-in Google Assistant technology.
Google's new product, as Engadget reports, is right out of Douglas Adam's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy" trilogy.
The small, square device, called Google Clips, can capture images of everything within its range of view.
While Pixel users get unlimited storage for photos and videos in their original quality, non-Pixel users get limited storage.