Just when you thought the wave of flagship smartphone launches had settled after Apple’s iPhone 15 event, Google is set to make a resounding entrance before the year concludes. The much-anticipated Made by Google event is slated for Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, and it’s poised to be the grand unveiling of the highly awaited Pixel 8 phones. This timing aligns with Google’s tradition of showcasing their latest phones around this period annually, adding to the anticipation surrounding this event. Even if attending in person isn’t an option, you won’t miss a beat; tune in to the live stream on Google’s YouTube channel for a front-row seat to all the exciting revelations and in-store advancements.
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What to Expect from Pixel 8?
While we don’t know everything about the Pixel 8 yet, there’s plenty of info out there via leaks and rumors to digest before the show. Google published an official video a few weeks ago showing off the new phones, so we already know what they look like. Big surprise, they look a lot like the Pixel 7. Potential upgrades include a better refresh rate for the base Pixel 8 and a mysterious rumored temperature sensor.
A Glimpse of the Future: Pixel Watch 2
Don’t be surprised if Google also shows off a successor to the Pixel Watch. Rumor has it that the Pixel Watch 2 will get some nifty features from Fitbit devices, but we’ll have to wait to find out more.
Watch Google Pixel 8 Launch Event Details
Google’s next big phone and watch are set to be unveiled this week, or at least, Google will either confirm or deny the tsunami of leaks detailing what’s coming with the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2.
Google’s giant “Made by Google” hardware showcase will occur in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. ET, or 7 a.m. PT. So far, the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 are effectively confirmed by teaser videos Google released back in August.
Where to Tune In?
Users can tune in on Google’s official YouTube channel. The keynote livestream is already available, with the conference expected to start at 10 a.m. sharp (unless they begin late like Meta did last week with its Quest 3 announcement).
As with all past events, we expect the stream to start with the usual promo video before the big company heads dig into the fine details behind the new hardware live in front of the gathered press. Last year, Google started with the Pixel Watch before revealing the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, so anybody only looking to see what the tech giant has in store for its latest smartphone may have to wait a bit. Unless Google has some hardware surprise, the company will likely focus on the software feature set we’ll get with the Pixel 8.
What Else to Expect?
Should We Expect Anything That’s Not a Phone or Watch? We already have the full breakdown of what we expect with the Pixel 8 and Watch 2, but will Google give us any surprises? Last year, Google also revealed its Pixel Tablet, and even though Google’s first screen-only device was pretty solid for its price, it won’t have the same yearly release schedule as the company’s phone and watch products.
Perhaps we’ll learn something about a rumored AirTags-type tracker from Google. Earlier this year, Google joined Apple on a GPS tracker standard, pointing to the former looking to get into the GPS locater game to some extent.
Can I attend the Pixel 8 launch event in person?
Unfortunately, attending in person may not be an option for most. However, you can watch the event live on Google’s YouTube channel.
What are the rumored upgrades for the Pixel 8?
Rumors suggest a better refresh rate for the base Pixel 8 and a mysterious temperature sensor.
Is there a possibility of a Pixel Tablet announcement?
While it’s not confirmed, there might be surprises in store. Last year, Google unveiled its Pixel Tablet, so we can’t rule out similar announcements.
Will there be any announcements besides the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2?
There might be. Google has surprised us before, so watch for any additional announcements.
What’s the significance of the Pixel Watch 2 potentially integrating Fitbit features?
This integration could bring enhanced health and fitness tracking capabilities to the Pixel Watch 2, making it a more comprehensive wearable device.
The excitement is palpable as the date for Google’s Pixel 8 launch event draws near. Global tech enthusiasts eagerly await Google’s latest innovations, breathless with anticipation for the grand unveiling. The Pixel 8 upgrades and the anticipated Pixel Watch 2 make this event a pivotal moment in the tech world.
It’s a date that shouldn’t be missed – Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Set alarms, mark calendars, and tune into Google’s official YouTube channel for the live-action and excitement. From groundbreaking features to sleek designs, this event promises to redefine our expectations of what cutting-edge technology can achieve. Don’t miss out on being a part of this historic moment!
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