Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launch Event: Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi Also Unveiled – Highlights

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launch Event: Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi Also Unveiled – Highlights
Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launch Event: Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi Also Unveiled - Highlights

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL launch event began at 7.30pm IST.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL were unveiled at the New York event
  • Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are Google’s flagship smartphones
  • Nest Mini, Nest Wi-Fi, Pixel Buds, and Pixelbook Go also unveiled

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL price were revealed today. The Google Pixel 4 launch event began at 7.30pm IST on October 15, and if you recall, the two phones have been leaked multiple times with very few features not revealed ahead of the launch. At its Made by Google event, Google has unveiled the Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and the Nest Wi-Fi router. Lastly, the company also detailed the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Here’s how to watch Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL launch live stream.

  • Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Launched With Dual Rear Cameras, 90Hz Displays

Google’s SVP Rick Osterloh kicked off the event, first announcing that Google Stadia will go live on November 19. Next, Osterloh unveiled the Google Pixel Buds – the company’s truly wireless earphones that will take on Apple’s AirPods.

Osterloh says the Pixel Buds are small and light, fitting almost flush with the user’s ears. He also touted the sound quality of the earbuds. They feature a spatial vent on each earbud that let in the “just the right amount” of ambient noise. They are priced at $179 (roughly Rs. 12,800), and will be made available in early 2020.

At the Pixel 4 launch event, Osterloh also announced Google will be investing $150 million in renewable energy projects in key manufacturing regions. The investment is aimed to catalyse $1.5 billion of capital.

  • Google Launches Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Wifi, and Nest Mini

Next, Google’s design team chief, Ivy Ross, detailed some of the company’s recent work in responsible manufacturing and design. She revealed that all Google Nest products launching in 2019 will include recycled plastics. The Nest Mini features fabric is made out of recycled plastic, she added, with a single half litre bottle contributing enough textile to cover two Nest Mini speakers.

Google at its Made by Google event also unveiled the Pixelbook Go, which is priced starting from $649 (roughly Rs. 46,000). The base variant features an Intel Core m3 processor, while the top end variant features a Core i7 processor. It weighs in at just 900 grams, and is said to deliver 12 hours of battery life. It is just 13mm thick, and of course, runs on Chrome OS. Pre-orders will start in the US today, in Just Black, with the Not Pink colour variant going up for orders later.

After unveiling the Pixelbook Go, Google unveiled its new Nest lineup. To recall, Google had rebranded its Google Home lineup to Google Nest, and the first of the new products unveiled was the Google Nest Mini.

Priced at $49 (roughly Rs. 3,500), the Google Nest Mini will be made available in 23 countries – most probably including India – and will be available starting October 22. It has been put up fro pre-orders today. The Nest Mini will feature three microphones for better voice command recognition, and it is said to be faster. Intercom features will also be made available so that users can contact other people in their home or office who also have a Nest Mini.

Google also unveiled the Nest Wifi router, its new mesh Wi-Fi router system – featuring a router and a satellite. The Nest Wifi comes with BLE and Thread support, said to deliver better smart home device connectivity. It also features Google Assistant with a speaker built-in. The company revealed that Nest Wifi 2-pack will go on sale from November 4, and has been priced at $269 (roughly Rs. 19,100). The 3-pack will be priced at $349 (roughly Rs. 25,000).