We’re almost a month away from the subsequent Made By Google occasion, however the firm’s alredady gone forward and revealed the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Professional and Pixel Watch 2. The explanations are easy:
- That’s simply how Google does issues now, and as a advertising technique it truthfully works fairly effectively. We’re all going to be tuned into the occasion regardless.
- Apple’s obtained its personal little occasion arising subsequent week.
Thoughts you, Google isn’t disclosing specs or pricing or any of that good things — that’s for the rumor mill to untangle. As an alternative, it supplied a teaser video with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional giving us the full-body 360 over on YouTube. Oh, and should you head over to Google’s retailer to, say, purchase a Pixel 7, the 2 new handsets are sitting on the prime, with the Pixel Watch 2 out entrance for good measure.
Clearly we knew all of them had been coming, however with the iPhone 15 occasion kicking off in a couple of days, why the hell not? While you’re coping with the form of market share Google is presently combating for within the smartphone area, each little constructed helps.
Not sufficient? How about a whole touchdown web page? Once more, there are nonetheless loads of unanswered questions, however we get a better take a look at the rounder telephones, together with a rehash of some older (however nonetheless superb) options like Magic Eraser for picture modifying and Reside Translate. As for the Pixel Watch 2, Google notes, “Pair it together with your new Pixel cellphone to get much more personalised assist, security options and well being insights.”
Past the extra rounded edges, the Pixel 8 isn’t an enormous departure from its predecessor’s design – comprehensible, given how large a leap the Pixel 7 was. The second iteration of the Pixel Watch additionally seems comparable. Google’s lengthy awaited debut smartwatch was good, however left a whole lot of room for enchancment.
All will probably be revealed on October 4 in NYC. See you there.