Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google’s biggest product launch wrapped up Tuesday, and a slew of new gadgets are coming soon from the search giant launched at its annual event.
Unveiled at this launch event are Pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL revealed with edge to edge screen and no home button, Google’s new Pixel Bud HeadPhones with the capacity to translate foreign languages in real time, A Home Mini and Home Max smart speakers, a high end Pixel Book Laptop with a convertible design and stylus pen and also the first Chrome Book to feature Google’s Assistant, Miniature Clips camera that can capture shareable moment.
Discussing the major specifications and great features of these newest releases from the Google we start with the Pixel Smart Phones: The Pixel 2 and larger Pixel 2 XL were unveiled at the special event in San Francisco. The Pixel 2 is designed to showcase the best of Google’s Android Oreo software, and boasts features such as a squeezable body that can be used to summon Google Assistant, an always-on screen that can detect any song being played within earshot, and Google Lens, a smart camera that allows users to search the real world using image recognition. The Pixel 2 also has an edge-to-edge screen, no headphone jack, a red power button and the Pixel 2 phones are water resistant, feature super-fast charging, and have unlimited online photo storage.
Secondly, the Google Pixel Bud wireless headphones also designed to work with the Pixel 2 phone. They can live translate speech in 40 languages and can provide 24 hours of listening time. They come in the same colours as the Pixel and will cost $159 in the US.
Next are the Home Mini and Home Max smart speakers. A miniature version of Google’s voice-activated smart speaker, the Home Mini is “smaller than a donut” and powered by the Assistant. It comes in three colours including red, chalk and grey. It costs $49 (£37) in the US and will be available from October 19. It will also be coming to the UK, details to follow.
In addition to the Mini, Google has unveiled a voice-activated speaker with an improved sound system called the Home Max. The Home Max has a sound system that is 20 times more powerful than the original Home speaker. It also features software that can adapt to the shape of a room and adjust sound balance for the listener’s preference. Multiple Max speakers can be connected to one another or to additional systems such as a vinyl player. It has a magnetic base so that its orientation can be changed and works in multiple rooms. The speaker will cost $399 and be available in the US from December. It won’t come to other countries until next year.
The Pixelbook is a flexible, high-end Chromebook laptop that has a touch screen and convertible design. The 10mm thick laptop weighs 1kg and can be used as a laptop or tablet. It is the first laptop with the Assistant built in. It has the glass inlay on the lid recognizable from the Pixel phone and up to 16GB RAM. the battery lasts up to 10 hours, while a 15-minute charge can give you 2 hours charge. It charges through a USB-C port, like the Pixel and can be tethered to the phone for instant Wi-Fi.
And finally the Pixel 2 camera a tiny gadget comes with a high-performance lens works with machine learning to improve the quality of photos. It can create portrait shots with depth and prevent highlights from being blown out, Google says. The selfie camera can also take portrait photos. It also has a feature similar to the iPhone’s live photos, which takes three seconds of video alongside pictures. The Pixel 2 camera features new augmented reality technology that can be used to create apps and add information to the real world. It also lets users create AR stickers that can be placed into pictures and videos.