1. Google launch event: ‘Made by Google’ Pixel available for pre-order in US, Canada, UK, more – Coming soon in India

Google launch event: ‘Made by Google’ Pixel available for pre-order in US, Canada, UK, more – Coming soon in India

Google Pixel, Pixel XL launch: Google Pixel camera is 12 MP rear with 1.5 micron pixel size. It is available for pre-order in Canada, US, UK, Germany and Australia

By: | Updated: October 5, 2016 7:36 AM
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Google Pixel, Pixel XL launch: Google on Tuesday pulled up the curtains on its Pixel, Pixel XL launch in San Francisco. After the much hyped Apple event last month, it was Google’s turn to launch its brand new smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL in what turned out to be an extravagant affair. Google Pixel camera is 12 MP rear with 1.5 micron pixel size. Features like Smartburst where Google intelligence chooses the best pic from a series of shoots. HDR+ mode for better image quality, camera uses it by default. Zero shutter lag, says Google.

Google has an annual ritual of announcing its flagship smartphones, yet this year appears to be distinct. Google in an enigmatic new advertisement had shown a box, devoid of context which metamorphosised into a rectangular shape symbolising a smartphone alongside the Google logo and ‘Oct 4’ written.

Watch Google Pixel event LIVE – #MadeByGoogle

Here are LIVE updates on Google Pixel launch event:

11.02 pm: Google Pixel Launch event concludes. Google urge users to keep checking its website for more updates.

10.58 pm: Google announce ‘Assistant’. Ready to help at home or on the go.

10.57 pm: Home is available for pre-order in the U.S. for $129, and will be in stores Nov 4.

10. 55 pm: You can customize your Google Home with a choice of 6 bases, in fabric or metal.

10. 50 pm: Google Home will be available in six colours: Google

10.43 pm: Google Home will change the way you watch TV: Google

10.38 pm: Just say “Ok Google” to get answers to your questions or help getting things done.

10.29 pm: This is Google Home. It’s designed to fit your home, with hands-free help from the Google Assistant

10.26 pm: Google Wifi is an expandable system that gives you great internet throughout your whole home. And it looks great, too.

10.26 pm: Every home deserves fast Wi-Fi. Meet Google Wifi.

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10.25 pm: Daydream View will be available in November for $79 — both the headset and controller, together

10.24 pm: 50+ apps are coming to Daydream by the end of the year, with hundreds more on the way.

10.22 pm: Google Pixel pre-sale in India on October 13. Will come to Flipkart, Reliance Digital, and Croma in India. Specs: Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, 32 or 128GB storage. Price in US starts at $649.

10.18 pm: Things you wear don’t come in one color. Daydream View has three to choose from: Google

10.17 pm: The Daydream controller lets you point, swing and aim. And when you’re done, it tucks right back into the headset.

10.15 pm: Introducing Daydream View — the first headset made for Daydream. It’s comfortable and easy to use: Google

10.12 pm: Pixel is the first Daydream-ready phone, with sensors and displays all tuned for amazing VR

10.11 pm: Daydream ties together a bunch of things you need for mobile VR — software, hardware, and apps: Google

10.10 pm: We want to make VR simple, friendly and accessible: Google

10.08 pm: Pixel is available for pre-order today in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Germany and the U.K. — India coming soon.

10.06 pm: Dress up your Pixel with a fresh collection of Live Cases with designs from top artists and photographers.

10.05 pm: Pixel can get you up to 7 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging.

10.03 pm: Pixel’s camera is packed with cool features like Smartburst and Lens Blur.

10.01 pm: Google Pixel camera is 12 MP rear with 1.5 micron pixel size. Features like Smartburst where Google intelligence chooses the best pic from a series of shoots. HDR+ mode for better image quality, camera uses it by default. Zero shutter lag, says Google.

10.00 pm: The camera on Pixel is the best smartphone camera… EVER, according to DxOMark.

9.57 pm: Google Assistant will even recognize what’s on your #Pixel screen, so you can get help in context

9.52 pm: Pixel is the first phone in the world with the Google Assistant built in.

9.50 pm: Pixel is all about: Photography, Storage, Communication, virtual reality, google assistant

9.50 pm: Today we’re introducing you to our family of #madebyGoogle devices.

9.47 pm: Google says it is going into hardware for the long run.

9.45 pm: We want to build hardware that helps you get things done in your world, without worrying about the underlying technology.

9.45 pm: Rick Osterloh on stage, he’s heading Google hardware, their new division.

9.43 pm: Google’s Pichai on how DeepMind’s wavenet is getting closer to human sounding speech. One day even capture emotions when speaking to you. Ok Google

9.42 pm: Google photos can now even count the number of objects in a picture, Pichai says the number of bears in a photo.

9.41 pm: Google Knowledge Graph has understanding of 70 billion facts. New systems have a 93.9% accuracy in image captioning, says Pichai

9.40 pm: People will be able to interact naturally and seamlessly with Ai. Google Assistant is at the heart of this effort from the company.

9.36 pm: Web arrived in the 90s, radically changed industries, by mid-2000’s we had the smartphone.

9.35 pm: We are heading from mobile first to AI first world, says Pichai

9.32 pm: Our goal is to build a personal Google for each and every user: Sundar Pichai

9.30 pm: Sundar Pichai begins the launch event

9.08 pm: A day ahead of the Google Pixel launch event, the tech giant decided to stay mum of ‘Made by Google’ smartphones

9.05 pm: The Google live stream will begin shortly. In order to watch the Google event live, viewers will have to follow the action by watching the live stream.

Google might also reveal more details about Google Home, its home speaker similar to Amazon’s Echo which will leverage the company’s search engine to let users perform tasks such as search flight information or seek sports and weather updates. The speaker was revealed during Google’s I/O developers conference in May.

So far we do not know when Google will launch Pixel and Pixel XL in India, but as seen with its Nexus phone, Google does not delay launches in India.

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