Google Pixel Buds don't have any buttons, but they support gestures for interface and control. With Pixel, we set out to make the smartphone experience better and bring the best of Google to the most important device in your life.
Google also improved the already highly rated camera on the Pixel, boasting that it will take even better photos than the iPhone. Users will be able to add animated AR stickers to videos and pictures. These are Google's first wireless earbuds that are built to be used with Pixel smartphones, but they also give users access to Google Translate so they can have conversations with people who speak a different language. There is no word on if or when the feature would be available natively on Pixel devices. The new phones can leverage 3-way Carrier Aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM. It will allow the owner to pop open the case with the Pixel Buds inside and quickly pair them to an Android phone running Marshmallow or newer. The Pixel Buds cost $159 - the same as Apple AirPods - and will be available in three colors: white, black and blue.
At its Pixel launch event, Google showcased tons of hardware devices which promised to deliver an unmatched performance with a unique combination of software, hardware, and AI. But with a slight swapping of Google jargon, the product is now called the "Google Pixelbook". For security, everything happens in the camera and not via Google cloud, including facial recognition and storage (16GB).
On the inside, it runs Chrome OS, sports an Intel i5 or i7 processor, and offers storage options up to 512GB. There are two USB-C ports for charging or accessories.
Google also announced a new laptop, the "Pixelbook," a slim, light computer with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. There's also a Pixelbook Pen at a pric eof $99. Google has slightly tweaked the home page of the Pixel 2, moving the search bar to the bottom of the display where it's easier to reach and putting an At A Glance widget at the top to show your upcoming appointments and more. Just like Apple's HomePod, the Home Max can tune itself for the room it's placed in using a machine learning feature called Smart Sound.
It supports Chromecast, aux and Bluetooth 5.0. Available for pre-order now, the devices are scheduled to ship and hit stores October 19.