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Biggest Things Google Just Launched At Pixel 2 Event

Is Chrome OS ready to be a tablet OS? Hey, smartphone makers: I still want a headphone jack
Delores Daniels | 05 October, 2017, 00:49

The Pixel 2 also features IP67 water/dust resistance unlike its predecessor, but drops a pretty notable feature in the headphone jack - surely a sore spot for many users. Pre-orders for both the devices open up today.

The Pixel 2 is the smaller of the two devices as was the case past year, measuring 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8mm and weighing 143g, while the Pixel 2 XL measures 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm and weighs 175g. Do you think they stack up well against Apple's Air Pods?

Pixel Buds have a battery that should last five hours on a single charge, which is average for wireless earbuds.

Google Pixel 2 sports Google Lens, which can take pictures from your surroundings and recognizes phone numbers and addresses and asks follow-up questions about what you want to do with the information. This feature for now is only available in HTC U11.

The smartphone's front face is a big improvement over the previous generation, putting all the attention on that display, which is a 6.0-inch diagonal pOLED screen with 2880 x 1440 resolution (538 ppi density), with wide color gamut in an 18:9 aspect ratio.

The much anticipated Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL - a follow-up of last year's Google Pixel - have been launched at a retail price of $649 and $849. It will come with Android 8.0 Oreo but an update to 8.1 should not be far off after launch. The handset is said to be manufactured by LG and may feature minimal bezels on top and bottom at the front, something similar to what we have seen with the LG V30 or the LG G6. To many, Pixel earbuds will look a lot like Apple's AirPods.

Smart Sound partners with Google AI to change the sound balance of the speaker in order to correct with the atmosphere.

At the event, Google also announced that its Daydream mobile VR platform now has over 250 titles (apps and games) to choose from.

The Google Home Mini comes with a sleek and smooth design with no corners or edges. The device aims to compete with the Amazon Echo Dot.

Multiple leaks had given it all away already, but on Wednesday, Google made it official: The company's Google Home smart speaker is getting two new siblings.

CIRP says 55% of Echo owners have an iPhone, while 49% have an iPad.

The smaller size is a key highlight of the Google Home Mini. It is the said to be the first laptop with built-in Google Assistant and support for Pixelbook Pen. The hybrid tablet, as mentioned by Droid Life, could come with a 360-degree hinge and will run Chrome OS. For storage it starts at a whopping 128GB and goes up to 512GB. There maybe a Pixel Pen accessory too priced at $99.

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