We’ve had some chatter across different threads about the upcoming Pixel phones, a rumoured Google smart display etc, and what else they might announce. The event is just over a month away and so far all we really know about (thanks to numerous leaks) is the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
This is all quite exciting if Google plan to maintain the pace of last year’s event where they introduced quite a lot of stuff.
Sadly, although there were numerous rumours, it seems the Pixel Watch won’t be one of them. If you’re in the market for a new Wear OS watch, I’d wait until the new Snapdragon wearable processors come out and pick something up with one of those in.
Google Home Max just became available here in the UK as well as in Germany and France, so it seems unlike we’ll see a refresh of that next month.
Just for reference, at last year’s event, the following were all announced.
Pixel 2 XL
Google Home Max
Google Home Mini
Google Daydream View
It’ll be interesting to see what else Google have up their sleeve for this one. Google Home Smart Display seems like the most obvious one, potentially a Buds refresh too, but I’ve no idea what else!
Still, I think Google is in an interesting place. They have a great hardware division now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to build everything themselves right away. It’s possible they might co-sign a product made by another company that they’ve worked closely on, and this could also be revealed at the event.
The LG Watch Style, that I have, was similar in this regard. The packaging even says “Designed with our friends at Google”.
I wonder if it’s possible that this is the case with the rumors, because evleaks mentioned that Google would announce a watch and he’s not usually wrong.
Might not be a Pixel Watch completely designed and built by Google, but a new flagship device in collaboration with someone else.
That might not have a place at a “Made By Google” event though. Guess we will find out soon!
I think that watch looks great, but my LG Watch Style has the same processor, so I don’t think it’s worth me personally upgrading until something is out with the new chip. Love the look of the Skagens though for sure.
A bunch of Pixel 3 XL’s were stolen and sold on the black market. Not sure how many but there’s probably a few hundred or maybe even a thousand out there being used on a day-to-day basis between the stolen ones, the ones being tested by Google employees, and the ones being tested by carrier network testing employees all over the world, so I’m not surprised this happened!