Google announces Home Mini and Home Max

  • Google announces Home Mini and Home Max

Google announces Home Mini and Home Max

That's the promise of a new feature in Google's home products called "broadcast". Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch tonight at 9.30 pm IST.

On Wednesday, Google unveiled its latest phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. You can catch the event live here.

Google will launch the next iteration of the Google Pixel smartphones tonight 9:30PM IST. Aptly named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, these devices with bumped up specifications come with improved capabilities. He announced that this year the device launched in 5 new countries.

At the event, Google also announced that its Daydream mobile VR platform now has over 250 titles (apps and games) to choose from. We'll see those two go head-to-head later this year, but for now, keep it here at SlashGear for more from Google's Pixel 2 event!

According to leaks, both Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage versions.

Google is counting on the knowledge that it has accumulated through its dominant search engine to make its assistant far more intelligent than either Alexa or Siri, giving it an edge over its rivals over time. The device features 4 LEDs for visual feedback, and users can tap the fabric top to pause their music, similar to the way you interact with the original Google Home. You'll also be able to tap for play/pause and swipe for volume control. The report points out that this Pixelbook Pen will have tilt support and carry a price tag of $99.

In the U.S. the Max will cost $399. The headphones will be available next month at a cost of $159. With taxes, etc the India pricing will likely be higher. This is a significant upgrade over Google's existing free photo-storage service that allows any user to store images and videos at a compressed image quality. The Pixel 2 XL will start at $849. Since its launch, over half of the interactions with Google Home have been done using this Voice Match feature for personalized results. For example, the specs and features of the Google Home Mini have now been revealed, which indicates that it too is on the menu.

The front 8MP camera can also take advantage of this Portrait Mode setting, even though it doesn't leverage the same split-pixel technology.