New hardware launched at the Made By Google event

The annual ‘Made By Google’ event has concluded and we witnessed a lot of action as Google introduced its latest hardware. The one-hour long event included the launch of the “heavily leaked” Pixel 4 along with some more devices that Google had been teasing.

Here’s everything that Google announced at the Made By Google event in 2019.

Stadia Launch

An update for Google Stadia was the first announcement at Made By Google. The cloud video game streaming service is all set to launch on November 19th.

Pixel Buds

Next in line was a refreshed version of the Pixel Buds, Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods. The new Pixel Buds are completely wireless, and will set you back $179, which is in line with what other premium true wireless earphones cost. The earphones will start shipping sometime in “Spring 2020”. Google says the battery should last about 5 hours per charge, with the charging case packing an additional 24 hours worth of charge. Google also boasted about the range of the new Pixel Buds, which will remain connected for a distance of a football field (100 yards or 91.44 meters).

Newly announced Pixel Buds
Newly announced Pixel Buds

Pixelbook Go

Google announced a new Chrome OS laptop – Pixelbook Go. It’s got a 13.3-inch display, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. Google also boasted about the weight of the laptop at less than 2lbs, which is lighter than the regular Pixelbook. Despite that, the Pixelbook Go packs in more battery than the regular one as Google promises it will last up to 12 hours on a single charge. The base model of the Pixelbook Go will cost $649.

New Chrome OS based Pixelbook Go
New Chrome OS based Pixelbook Go

Nest Aware

Nest Aware used to be on a per-device basis but is now a flat fee of either $6 a month or $12 a month. $6 per month gets you 30 days of “event” history (read: just the bits of video where things are actually happening), while $12 per month gets you 60 days of event history and 10 days of 24/7 video history. The new pricing structure will be adopted in “early 2020”.

Nest Mini

The new Nest Mini is the sequel to the Google Home Mini. Costing the same $49, Nest Mini comes in a new colour called “Sky”. The Nest Mini will have 2x stronger base and Google has also added a wall mount at the back to make it easier for people to mount the device. A third mic has also been added so that the Mini can hear you better in noisier environments.

New Sky colour of the Nest Mini
New Sky colour of the Nest Mini

Nest WiFi

Nest WiFi is a hybrid router/smart speaker. Google has mashed the WiFi router and the smart speaker and created the Nest WiFi. The device will start shipping on November 4th and a two pack will cost $269.

Pixel 4

After what seemed like a never-ending series of leaks, Google has finally revealed the Pixel 4 in its entirety. The next generation of Pixel phones is finally official. The smaller Pixel 4 has a 2,800mAh battery and a 5.7-inch screen whereas the bigger Pixel 4 XL has a 3,700mAh battery and a 6.3-inch display. The biggest improvements on the front of the device include the Project Soli chip as well as a 90Hz display. On the back of the device, the Pixel 4 has a dual-camera module which features a main 12.2 MP camera and a 16 MP telephoto lens.

Both the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL feature the same camera modules, the same Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6 GB of RAM and the same Project Soli radar chips. The phones start shipping on October 24th and the base model of the Pixel 4 starts at $799.

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL launched at Made By Google
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

At Made By Google, the company also announced a new voice recorder which has a text-to-speech conversion. This means that the recorder will capture the audio as well as the dictation, in real time which will also be searchable by text. Moreover, all of this happens on device, which means that internet connectivity is not required for this feature.

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