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The Google Pixel 4 hardware event that was held recently, had quite a bit of information that was made available to the general public. The event also gave many of us the first chances to have a look at the Pixelbook Go and also Pixel 4/4XL. Additionally, those who were present in the event also had a chance to have a closer look at the new Nest Mine, Pixel Buds and Nest WiFI.
Further, Google also mentioned a number of new features. These included a better sounding and performing recorder app and also a high-quality ultrasound sensing. This certainly had the crowd delighted and they were quite excited about the things and features that were one display. Hence, it would be interesting to know more about it over the next few lines.
The event was the right place where we had a chance to have a first time look at the much talked about Pixelbook Go. This is often touted as one of the most affordable laptops. Hence, there is quite a bit of expectation surrounding this Google laptop. Though some vital information was supposed to be secret, leaks cannot be avoided.
It is widely believed that the latest laptop from Google will start with a price tag of around $649. This compares extremely well with the original one which was priced at least $350 more. The design features maybe not as distinctive as the original ones, but there are a few changes that cannot be ignored. It is not possible to flip the laptop in tablet mode. Further, it also comes with a unique ridged back. This will help the user to have an easier grip of the device.
How To Buy It
Both Pixe3l 4 and Pixel 4XL should be available through almost all major US Carriers. You can stay away from subscribing to Verizon which the parent company Engadget if you are keen on buying a Pixel phone directly. However, there is still no clear information about the price and availability of devices with various networks.
A Look At Pixel 4/4XL Camera Features
Both these versions of Google Pixel phones have some interesting and worth-mentioning features. They come with 12.2 megapixels f/1.7 main and 16-megapixel camera. The camera also offers quality selfies because of the 8-megapixel lenses.
Further, the Pixel 4 uses a combination of optical zoom and this is done with the help of the second camera. It also has the unique Google software that helps in delivering those extra sharp images. When it comes to video the cameras are in a position to handle 4K of data at a speed of 30 fps and also 1080p at 120 fps. All the above features do help in putting this phone on par with the Huawei’s P30 Pro and iPhone 11.
Not many believed Google when the said that the Pixel 4 would come with special features that could support air gestures and also face unlock facilities. All these have come true today and the event showcased this.
Users can wave their hands at the device and be in a position to control it. Further, it also allows the users to answer calls just flicking the wrist in mid-air. It also will have high-quality radar to hasten the face unlock feature. All this will happen even while you pick up the phone and bring it near your face. The new Motion Sense technology is very much at play. The Google Pixel 4 comes with the latest android 10
It would also be pertinent to mention here that Google has worked hard to give Assistant a fresh look on Pixel 4. It can now allow the user to set a specific time limit for keeping data on your Google Account. The data will get deleted and it will free up valuable space in your devices.
Some Features About Pixel 4 Recorder App
The event also showcased some new features as far as the Pixel 4 Recorder app is concerned. It can help to transcribe and also record audio simultaneously. It could certainly be great for fun parties and students and journalists would simply love it.
It also has other interesting functions such as in-built search functions. All these can easily help you to move forward to important parts of the transcript without rewinding and forwarding.
Google may have tried it before and is willing to give this a try again. It is planning to give headphones with the famous built-in Assistant function. These buds are truly wireless earbuds. The new variant, according to the even presentation, will have an improved it and also extended battery life that will be good enough for five hours. The battery life can go up to 24 hours in case you are moving around with a charging case.
The Bluetooth connection is very strong and stable and is suited for long-range use. The hands-free access to Google Assistant is another feature that gets activated just by saying Hey Google or even OK Google. However, it will take some time before it hits the market and it will cost a whopping $179. Not sure as to how many people would be willing to spend this kind of money on a headphone.
Google Nest Mini
There are some leaked images that talk about a few more made by Google devices. This includes the much talked about Google Nest Mini. Though not many had expected it, the Nest Mini would most probably be available with a wall mount.
The sound quality of the speaker has also improved quite a bit. The bass has become twice as strong. Further, it also comes with three microphones. This helps the users to hear well even when the surrounding environment is quite loud.
Though these are still early days, Google believes that it will come with a faster and more improved processor. The software also will have some noticeable improvements. The footprint is also likely to be greener and this is probably because of the top that is made from reusable plastic bottles.
The body also is made from 35 percent recycled plastic. It will come with a price tag of $49 and is expected to be launched on October 22 and it will come in four colors. The blue shade is the color to watch out for according to many.
Google Nest WiFi
The first WiFi router from Google was launched almost three years ago. Therefore, Google feels that the time is right for an update. Hence, it is planning to launch the improve router and it will be named as Nest WiFi. It is a base router and comes with companion extenders and these are referred to as Points.
Each point has a speaker and a microphone. Therefore it can also double up as Google Homes. The product also has some additional features and it includes the ability to set up various WiFi groups.
It also can blacklist websites and also schedule the device for your kids. The cost of one Point and one router should be around $269. This should be good enough to cover around 3800 feet. Alternately, you could also buy a three-pack for $349 and pick up individual Points each costing $149.
Ultrasound Sensing Feature Explained
In its bid to keep the number of cameras to the hear minimum, Google has come with a new “ultrasound sensing” feature. This is a new technique and it will let you know if anybody is near a device. The feature has some interesting functionalities. It works by making use of the speaker. It sends out high-frequency chirps that are picked up by microphones for feedback. The device then makes use of the feedback to find out if there is anybody close by.
This can come in handy when used with Nest Hub Max. It will allow the user to make use of touch control and other detailed information. These will be available when a user is standing close by. When the user moves away from the four to the five-foot range, the display will increase in size and the font sizes will become large. The onscreen controls will also be removed because the users cannot use them anyway.
Some Interesting Information About Google Stadia
The much talked about Google Stadia was supposed to come earlier, but it is now expected to be launched on November 19, 2019. The launch will allow users to buy the Founder Edition of Stadia for a special price of $129.99.
Changes To Subscription Plans
Google also is planning to make some changes to the Nest Aware subscription. Instead of having separate subscriptions for each and every device, Nest Aware is planning to come with a bundled offer next year.
It will cost a flat fee of around $6 a month for standard options and $12 a month for premium customers. The users can pay this amount through Nest Aware and make use of as many devices as you like.
We are sure that the above information would have given our readers a reasonably clear understanding of the various products and devices that Google has in is an armory. Each one of them is unique in its own way.
While some are updates, most of them are new launches. The Google laptop and the headphones are the ones that are being watched closely by readers and others who are big followers of Google and the various products it comes out with.
The AI technology that is being put to use by Google is also something that could be fascinating and could set the trend for the future and many might follow suit.