Date Published: 17th October 2019

Made by Google 2019

Made by Google 2019

Here is all the new gadgets Google announced at their Made by Google 2019 event earlier this week. If you didn’t have time to watch or attend the event, don’t worry here’s everything they announced!

Google Stadia

Launching on November 19th this year will be their new on-demand cloud game streaming service.  It is an experiment to change how we play video games; pushing the rendering in the cloud then to your Chromecast, smartphone, or browser rather than on your local PC.  Here is a list of the games already announced they plan to support on the £8.99 per month service.

Pixel Buds

With Apple releasing its AirPods, Google needed to come up with a brilliant idea to compete. That’s how the Pixel Buds were designed, costing around £140 and will be shipping sometime in “Spring 2020”. The On-board microphone will adapt sound based on your environment, meaning they will help to cancel out that annoying background wind. The battery life should last about 5 hours, with a further 24 hours charger in the floss-style charging case.

Pixelbook Go

Taking another go at bringing out a higher-end Chrome OS laptop after a while since their last. With a 13.3” display, up to 16 GB of Ram, up to 256 GB of storage, with the promise of 12-hour battery life. Weighing rough 2lbs, with the base model costing £629. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to get it here in the UK until early 2020. Here’s a great review; Pixelbook go specs

New Nest Aware

Allows you to add cloud recording to your nest cameras. Now costing a flat fee of $6 (around £5) per month (30-day event history), $12 (around £10) per month (60 day even history & 10 days of 24/7 video history) regardless of how many cameras you have.

The new pricing structure will be applied “early 2020”. You will also be able to put your minis and Hubs into security-centric listening mode. This means that the smart speakers will be listening to things like smoke alarms and dogs barking, sending you notifications accordingly.

Nest Wi-Fi

Google as per rumours has mashed the concept of its Google Wi-Fi mesh router and its Google Home speaker. Creating Nest Wi-Fi – router speaker hybrid. Google has said the Nest Wi-Fi will offer 2X better speed than Google Wi-Fi.

With a two-pack going for around £212, and three-pack going for around £275, which will be shipping on November 4th.

Nest Mini

The Home Mini hasn’t just changed its name to “Nest Mini”. Now mountable with no hassle of adaptors, a speaker that offers double the base according to Google. Having more microphones to work in louder environments. It also got a new machine learning chipboard for faster responses. Shipping October 22nd costing £49.

Pixel 4

Its is now actually official after a series of leaks. The Pixel 4 will be 5.7″ with a 2,800mAh battery, while the Pixel 4 XL will be 6.3″ with a 3,700mAh battery. Both running Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6 GB of RAM. Also, you will be able to switch songs, snooze alarms, or silence calls just by waving over the phone, with the “project Soli” radar chip.

With no surprise the main focus is cameras. Google leaning hard into machine-learning and Al-Centric software to improve photos. Live HDR preview with dual exposure controls, AI-driven “learning” white balance, and an improved Night Sight mode that can handle taking photos of star-lit nights. With both phones have two cameras on the back (12.2-megapixel f/1.7 main camera and a 16-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens) and one on the front (8 megapixels). These will be shipped October 24th, starting at £669.


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