What to expect from Google’s October Event
After Apple, it is now Google’s turn to announce their mobile devices. This will happen as soon as next week on October 4. You can check BrightTitan, by the way, during the event to see the announced devices.
As far as we know, the event will be dedicated for hardware, which actually makes sense when you consider the fact that they announced their softwares earlier this year. To sum up, we expect to see two new phones made by Google, new 4k Chromecast and a new router named Google Wifi.
Google Pixel X & XL
Let’s start with Pixel X & XL, the main starts of the show.
Those upcoming phones will carry the name Pixel instead of Nexus, which was being used for many years. Furthermore, it will also lack the logo of manufacturer, which is, in this case, HTC.
In terms of specs, X will have a 5-inch Full HD screen whereas XL will come with 5.5-inch QuadHD display. Under the hood though, both of them carry the same specs; Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel cameras and fingerprint scanners.
The other thing to mention is its price. Unlike Nexus, Google will not try to make affordable phones. Instead, their goal is to make an ultimate flagship phone. That is why reports show that upcoming pixel phones will start at $649.
To start with, Google will announce a new chrome cast, but the new one will not be a replacement for the current one. It will be an extra option for people who prefer 4K. In any case though, if you don’t own a 4K tv, you will be able to get the current $35 Chromecast
Router is yet another type of hardware that Google wants to make its own. In the past, we have seen OnHub routers which were made by other companies like Asus. This year, we will really see a router made by Google.
Google Wifi will have smart features coming from OnHub routers, but additionally, it will allow you to connect few routers to each other to extend the range.
Even though the event will be dedicated for hardwares, Google will announce a new operating system named “Andromeda”.
In a short description, it will be a heavily customized Android with features coming from ChromeOS. Unlike the Android though, it is expected Andromeda to run on laptops.
In this case, the first computer to run Andromeda will be Pixel 3. Unlike the Pixel chrome books, it will be an ultrabook thinner than Apple MacBook. And yet, it will be 2-in-1 which will, probably, allow you to detach the display from the keyboard. Under the hood, there will be other Core M3 or i5 alongside with 8GB of RAM and 32 or 128GB main storage.