Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL launch live stream details and expectations
In less than 12 hours we will see Google launching its new devices at an event in San Francisco. Unlike Apple, the search giant only hosts one hardware event in one year. Last year it showcased Pixel smartphones, Google Home, DayDream View headset and a lot more. This time we can expect their successors to see the light of the day.
We have already told you about the two upcoming Pixel smartphones, which are being tipped as the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Here we will tell you from where you can live stream the entire event.
Like last year, Google has once again called journalists and developers from across the world to cover the event. However, if you are not one of them, you are still in luck as Sundar Pichai and co. will be live streaming the Pixel 2 launch event on YouTube.
So where on YouTube you ask?
It is right here. Up top is the video from where you can live stream the whole event. Google will begin the event at 9 AM PDT, which means 4 PM GMT (US) and 9.30 PM IST (India).
Although there is no confirmation we assume that the US will be the first in line to get the devices that Google will be introducing at the event later today. India, Germany too, like last year, may fall in the first wave of countries. The company has already been teasing the arrival of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL in the US, via YouTube videos and in airports/billboards in India.
So what is expected from the event?
Like mentioned before, expect the successors of the Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones to see the light of the day. The Pixel 2 is said to be made by HTC while its bigger screen sibling is said to come from LG plants. Here are the details.
What’s more is that Google may introduce two new versions of its Google Home Bluetooth speaker. The smaller version is being tipped as Google Home ‘Mini’ and the bigger one as Google Home ‘Max’. Both will come with Google Assistant built in. However, details are scarce as to how they will work. Droid Life says the Mini variant should cost $49.
In addition to two smartphones and two speakers, one can also place bets on a new version of Google DayDream VR headset. The headset, as mentioned by Droid Life should rock the same design but in new colours. It may cost $99 in the US.
Lastly, there is the ‘PixelBook’ which we assume will be the successor to the Pixel tablet. The PixelBook is said to have a 360-degree hinge and a price tag of $1,199 for the 128GB model. There will be 256GB and 512GB models as well. Expect a PixelPen accessory too at $99.