Google’s Hardware-Centric Event to Unveil Pixel Smartphones Along with the Rest

September 2, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is pulling the strings ahead of Apple this time. The tech behemoth has now scheduled its event for September 4, which will be bringing out a number of new hardware from the company along with its much awaited Pixel smartphones, previously said as the Nexus devices.

It was earlier reported that Google will be having its smartphones this year arrive sans the Nexus branding. The devices manufactured by HTC will now be called Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin). Like said before, there won’t be any big differences between the two devices except for that the Pixel XL will be sized at 5.5-inches compared to the 5-inch screen in Pixel. The smartphones will be coming out to the market

Apart from this, the September 4 event will also detail other hardware outputs from the company that include Google’s DayDream VR headset, Google Home, and the 4K Chromecast device. After having upgraded the Chromecast series with a new Chromecast Audio device last year, Google is again refreshing the series, now with an upgrade to 4K compatibility. The device is expected to be named Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra according to reports.


The DayDream View VR is the company’s self-made VR headset built under the revised platform VR platform Google has setup; the DayDream. The last of the bunch, Google Home, will be a speaker device that will work similar to Amazon Echo. The device will be powered by Google Assistant.

There have also been talks of a pair of Google made smartwatches, but it seems unlikely that they will be coming out this Sunday. The release of the smartwatches can be expected to take place at some point during fall this year.

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