Liveblog: Google Pixel 2 (and more) launch event

October 04 09:33 2017

Daydream hasn’t really taken off since it was launched previous year, with the platform only supporting a handful of phones.

Elsewhere today’s report also tells us a little more about the Pixelbook, which Google is likely pitching against Microsoft’s Surface range.

Anyway, at the back of the device, it will have two different color pallets just like the original Google Pixel. “Pixel 2 will feature a 4.97″ full HD, Always-On display with regular-sized bezels.

Google’s gen-next Pixel smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are all set to release in less than 24 hours.

The original Pixel now costs £599 with the larger Pixel XL costing £719 so expect similar pricing for the new phones.

The smaller Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White, and will be sold with 64GB and 128GB of storage and priced at US$649 and US$749, respectively, according to the site. Additionally, it will include 128GB of internal storage. Even though the Pixel 2 XL will be unveiled on Wednesday, its shipments are rumored to begin on November 15. Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot was expected to be unveiled at Google’s hardware event tomorrow – but someone over at Walmart had an itchy trigger finger and accidentally posted the product for pre-order today. The successor to the Daydream View headset is expected to come with a motion controller and other interesting features. Another image shows two speakers on the bottom of the smaller phone, seemingly confirming that it will have stereo speakers.

Another leaked consumer electronic product is the new Daydream VR headset. The upcoming premium Chromebook could be launched as Pixelbook.

On the front, it is expected that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL will come with 5-megapixel shooter. This could theoretically let you change network without changing SIM card, but a standard nanoSIM slot is also listed, so even if this is accurate we suspect most networks will make you use that one.

On the other hand, the Pixel 2 will have similar specs as its bigger variant, but it could come with larger bezels and FHD screen instead of QHD screen.

Reportedly users living close to the Google Campus are able to access Google Home Mini connectivity before anyone else. Any potential release date is unknown, and we might only get a teaser of this new product. Amazon had recently revamped its Echo family of devices. This device is also expected to come in at least three colours – pink, silver, and dark gray.

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Liveblog: Google Pixel 2 (and more) launch event
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