What Was Announced at the 2017 Made By Google Event
The annual Made by Google event was one of the most anticipated events in the tech industry this year. It was no surprise then that the event held in San Francisco on October 4 saw many of the industry’s biggest names in attendance.
The event was made even more exciting with several new releases and announcements by Google. Lots of fans and tech professionals were duly impressed.
This particular announcement was one of the most. After all, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the new flagship products by Google. Positioned to compete directly with the new Apple iPhone X.
The new Pixel 2 phones will be available in two sizes. This alone is one breakthrough feature that Google believes will be the key to stand out in the smartphone industry. Google Pixel 2 features a 5-inch OLED display with up to 1080p in picture quality. Meanwhile, the XL version will have a 6-inch OLED display with HD capabilities as well.
According to Google, these new phones will also feature the best quality cameras you will ever find on a smartphone device. The nearly edge-to-edge display is also a notable feature. The Google Assistant is one of the highlighted features of this smartphone, too, and is going to be integral to the reason why buyers would want to own this smartphone. A few software additions and the fast charge feature (get up to 7 hours of use for 15 minutes of charging) will take your smartphone experience to the next level.
Another major announcement at this year’s Made by Google event is the release of the newest addition to the Chrome Book platform. This new laptop will have a touchscreen and can also be folded to make it work like a tablet device. In addition, the laptop will come with its own pen, which is perfect for notetaking and drawing.
Home Mini and Max by Google
These two smart speakers are the newest additions to the Home product range from Google. It is obvious that the Mountain View-based company recognized the popularity of Amazon’s Echo, and they have just released a good contender. These speakers come equipped with a host of innovative features. And, yes, you can communicate with them via voice commands.
The Home Mini is smaller and more affordable, and it is positioned to be a good alternative to the Amazon Echo Dot. Meanwhile, the Home Max is bigger and offers better sound quality. As a result, it has a higher selling price.
Both are straightforward devices with smooth devices. And they both take advantage of Google’s more technically advanced Google Assistant.
Google Clips is a small camera and is one of the shiny, new devices introduced during the annual Made by Google event. This particular device is capable of capturing videos and stills. It is also equipped with a learning technology that enables the device to detect if there is something interesting within its scope. It is, therefore, the perfect product to bring with you if you want to capture the best moments!
This new product is intended to compete with GoPro, which is one of the top portable camera products in the market right now. In fact, the new announcement by Google was significant enough that GoPro’s share in the market dropped by as much as 5%!
Last but definitely not the least, the Pixel Buds is among the major products announced at the annual Made by Google event. It is a set of wireless earbuds that is aimed to compete with Apple’s AirPods. These two devices are largely similar in features but the Pixel Buds from Google is tethered by a wire.
At the event, there were several demonstrations from Google showcasing how the headphones have the ability to translate real-time conversations.
Other Made By Google Event Highlights
On top of the major announcements above, here are a few more highlights from Made by Google Google event on October 4:
Google promised to further develop its AI-philosophy when creating new products. This will be integrated with the hardware and software updates for its devices.
AutoML is also Google’s newest product, which is an automated machine learning program.
Google is also looking to work with more than 2,000 HTC engineers and IP in order to develop more technologically-advanced products in the future.
Google also proudly announced that Google WiFi is the best-selling mesh internet product in the market at the moment. Meanwhile, they unveiled that there are 55 million Google Chromecasts in the world right now. In addition, Google Assistant provided about 100 million answers for various searches.
Which of the newly released products from Google are you most excited about?
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