In a bid to keep pace with the recent barrage of tech revelations from its contemporaries, Google has slated October 4th for the grand debut of its latest Pixel phones and the eagerly anticipated Pixel Watch.
In a communiqué dispatched to media representatives today, the corporation revealed that the upcoming Made by Google event, synonymous with its in-house hardware premieres, is scheduled for New York City, with the keynote kickoff pegged at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
The proceedings will be broadcast live on the Google Store’s webpage and YouTube channel. But what’s in the offing?
While nothing can be stated with absolute certainty, if history repeats itself, brace for the introduction of the new iteration of Google Pixel phones—likely christened as the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro—as well as the unveiling of the Pixel Watch 2. Here’s what’s currently known about these devices.
Pixel 8 and 8 Pro: Hopes had arisen that Google might provide a sneak peek of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro during this year’s I/O, similar to how it had teased the 7 series last May. However, that wasn’t the case.
Traditionally, Google launches its flagship slab-style smartphones in the autumn, a tradition seemingly poised to continue in 2023. This year’s anticipation revolves around the imminent release of the Pixel 8 lineup, which is anticipated to boast enhancements in the form of the Tensor processing unit, potentially dubbed “Tensor G3,” novel computational attributes for images, videos, and audio, and a more ergonomically refined design.
Recent visuals of the Pixel 8 Pro, momentarily mislaid on Google’s Subscription & Services webpage, showcased a Porcelain variant, characterized by rounded edges and a solitary housing for its trio of rear cameras.
Emerging reports also suggest an elevation in Google’s software update policy for this year’s Pixel flagships, pledging a minimum of five OS upgrades, surpassing its nearest rival, Samsung.
Pixel Watch 2: The Google Pixel Watch of the previous year marked the company’s inaugural endeavor in producing a mainstream smartwatch in-house, encompassing its hardware inception. Understandably, it encountered teething issues characteristic of first-gen products, including modest battery life, glitch-ridden software, and a relative lack of refinement in comparison to the pinnacles set by Apple and Samsung.
Given the introductory nature of the initial Pixel Watch, the forthcoming Pixel Watch 2 is expected to showcase heightened refinement and finesse, accompanied by a more dynamic assimilation of Fitbit’s fitness and health attributes, enhancing its overall allure.