And we’re kicking off! Welcome to the Google October event live blog, where we’ll be talking all things Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and everything Google might be hiding up its sleeve.
We may already know exactly how Google’s next set of Pixel devices will look, and even some of their features, but there’s still a lot left to discover. That’s where the latest leaks and rumors fill in the gaps, and we’ll give you the latest details in the lead-up to the big Made by Google event.
In fact, thanks to Google practically leaving the door wide open for its next-gen Pixel devices, I’ve caught the Pixel 7 hype and it’s making me consider ditching my iPhone.
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So, what do we know about the Google Pixel 7? Well, quite a lot!
Google has posted a lot of teasers showcasing the design of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. If you’re a fan of the Pixel 6’s unique design, you’ll be happy to know the Pixel 7 will sport almost the same rear camera array spanning the back panel. This time, however, we won’t be getting a two-tone finish above and below the module.
Instead, we’ll see three distinct color options. So far, colors include Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass on the Pixel 7, and Hazel on the Pixel 7 Pro with a gold visor. Will more colors be available? Likely not, seeing how these colors were shown off in a tasty campaign teasing the Pixel 7’s colors via potato chips.
The most notable change appears to be a slight reduction in the thickness of the bar, the extension of the aluminum finish across the bar, and a slight change to the lens array.
We also know both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be equipped with the Google Tensor G2 processor, Google’s next-gen custom-built chip. It’s expected to improve on this with enhanced processing power and better power efficiency. That last one we’re hoping for, as Pixel 6 battery life claims were wildly varied.
Google also states the Tensor G2 will “bring even more helpful, personalized features to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition.”
As for all the other specs we can expect? The launch event should give us all the details. However, leaks and rumors have given us a good idea about what else it will bring to the table.
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Notable tipster Yogesh Brar has disclosed rumored internal specs for the upcoming Pixel 7, revealing everything from the display to the battery. Some are previously known, including the next-gen Google Tensor G2 chip and Android 13 OS that will be used, while others back up previously leaked details.
According to the tweet, the Pixel 7 will come equipped with a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The post also shows we can expect the same 8GB of RAM, along with 128GB and 256GB storage options. That means no 512GB option, which supports a previous rumor. Interestingly, Brar reveals the Pixel 7 will sport a 4,700mAh battery capacity.
That’s a small gain over the 4,616mAh battery the Pixel 6 comes with, but it’s a boost that’s needed. A bigger battery should (hopefully) deliver more outcomes in the battery department.
The next Pixel flagship will also see the return of 30W fast charging, but we’re hoping Google will include the necessary 30W USB-C charger in the box.
Google Pixel 7(rumoured)- 6.3″ FHD+ OLED, 90Hz- Google Tensor G2 SoC- Titan chip- Rear Cam: 50MP + 12MP (UW)- Front Cam: 11MP- 8GB RAM- 128/256GB storage- Android 13- 4,700mAh battery (~)- 30W fast charging- Wireless charging- Stereo speakers, Bluetooth LESeptember 26, 2022
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As for cameras, we may have an inkling about what the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will come equipped with — and it looks similar to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
Tipster Yogesh Brar stated we will likely see the same optics on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro that were used on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It isn’t clear what “optimizations” it may offer, but Google’s camera upgrades may come in the form of software rather than hardware.
To back this up, a developer dug into Google code to reveal camera specs on the Pixel 7. Discovered by developer Kuba Wojciechowski on Twitter, both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use the same 50MP GN1 main sensor and 12MP IMX381 ultrawide sensor as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
However, the Pixel 7 will apparently be getting one upgrade: an 11MP selfie camera. This is similar to the one found on the Pixel 6 Pro, and will also be used on the 7 Pro, according to the developer.
As for the Pixel 7 Pro, Wojciechowski states the phone will use Samsung’s 48MP GM1 telephoto lens instead of Sony’s 48MP IMX586 sensor. That means we’ll see the same 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer lens, with an f/1.85 aperture and 1.2µm pixel width, and 12MP ultra-wide on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, along with a 4x optical 48MP telephoto lens for the Pro. Yogesh Brar backs this up in the leak, stating the Pixel 7 is expected to offer 50MP main and 12MP ultra-wide lenses, along with an 11MP front-facing camera.
Whatever cameras are expected, we’re only a few hours away from finding out.
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Google’s first attempt at a smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, will be an intriguing announcement. While its price, specs, and battery life are still up in the air, the design of the Pixel Watch has been fully unveiled, along with some features it will boast.
Google is opting for a circular, domed watch face with a rotating crown, and we can expect it to come in an LTE model and Wi-FI model. We can expect the Wi-Fi model to come in a Black case and Obsidian band, a Silver case with a Chalk band, and a Gold case with a Hazel band. As for the LTE model, expect the same Black and Gold options, except with a slightly different Silver case with a Charcoal band.
Feature-wise, there will be a “reimagined” Wear OS experience, which we’ve seen a few sneak peeks of in Google’s teaser video.
It’s clear Google will be pushing its own Apple-like ecosystem, with the Pixel Watch seamlessly connecting to earbuds like the Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel Buds A-Series, along with “all Pixel and Android phones.” It will also have health and fitness tracking capabilities thanks to Fitbit, along with integrated Google apps like Maps, Assistant, and Wallet.
It will also have features like “Fast Pair”, which seamlessly connects the earbuds, watch, and phones with ease; the ability to control what you’re watching and listening to by playing, pausing, rewinding, and adjusting the volume from the watch; “Find My Device” to help locate your Pixel devices; and it will give you access to your smart home devices from anywhere.
There’s a lot to like about the Pixel Watch, but we’ll see more of what it can do once it’s officially revealed at the launch event.
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Turns out some people may have already got their hands on the Pixel Watch. A naughty Reddit user with the moniker “Suckmyn00dle” revealed unboxing photos of the Pixel Watch.
The Reddit user seemingly has the Pixel Watch with a polished silver stainless steel case and a charcoal active band. Suckmyn00dle’s Pixel Watch box comes with, of course, the polished silver stainless steel Pixel Watch, a charcoal active band (small and large wristbands), and a USB-C magnetic charging cable. The box notes that the small band fits wrists between 130mm and 175mm; the large band is compatible with wrist sizes between 165mm and 210mm.
The box also unveils that the upcoming Pixel Watch supports GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. On top of that, it can only be paired with a phone running Android 8.0 or newer. The Pixel Watch itself has a 1.18-inch display, sports about 2GB of RAM, and packs 32GB of storage. It should also come pre-installed with Wear OS 3.5. Finally, the Pixel Watch is outfitted with the Samsung Exynos 9118 chip, a four-year-old wearable processor with a dual-core GPU and Mali-T720 GPU.
Will these be the proper specs for the Pixel Watch? Only a few hours until we find out.
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In another Pixel Watch leak, we get a glimpse at the smartwatch’s bezels, and they’re looking fairly large.
Japanese retailer Joshin discussed a 41mm diameter with a 12.3mm thickness, which largely matches up with what we’ve been seeing in rumors and leaks.
As for the display, check out the fitness menu image, for example, and you can see how cramped the display looks when surrounded by that large bezel. In fact, someone did the math in the replies and found that the surround of the display could measure up to 5mm, which leads to a display size of just 31mm.
The bezels may look large, but we’re hoping it doesn’t affect the overall functionality or look of the Pixel Watch. Just over four hours until we get the full picture.
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Wondering what kind of straps the Pixel Watch will come with? Yet another Pixel Watch leak revealed the strap styles and watch faces we can expect.
Notable tipster OnLeaks on Twitter (via Slashleaks) revealed alleged promo material. If accurate, we can expect four different kinds of straps, including silicone, fabric, and leather straps for customers to choose from, and they come in various colors.
For the silicone straps, expect black, white, light gray, dark gray, and a lemongrass-esque light green — similar to one of the Pixel 7’s color options. As for the leather straps, there are black, white, green, and orange shown. Fabric options shown include different shades of black, red, and green.
We also get a tease of the different watch faces available, which all include a black background with either analog or digital clocks. These aren’t as fancy as what we see on an Apple Watch, but more options could be available considering Google Photo watch faces are expected to be included, too (via Mishaal Rahman on Twitter).
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One question we’ll finally see answered at the Made by Google event is the price of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. That said, rumors and leaks point to identical prices to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
A price leak has revealed Google aims to keep those competitive prices. Artem Russakovskii of Android Police shows the Pixel 7 will be priced at $599 and the Pixel 7 Pro will start at $899 — the same as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This comes from an allegedly trusted source, but it also makes sense for Google to keep the price tags the same.
To back this up, the Pixel 7 showed up on Amazon, revealing the price and shipping date. According to the leak, the Pixel 7 will be priced from $599 for the 128GB model, and will be available on October 13. We also know that all the devices will be available to pre-order after the event.
Google pixel 7 on Amazon US. $599.99.It is still showing up in search cache but the listing gives an error if you click on it. We have the B0 number to keep track of though!#teampixel pic.twitter.com/w5Z09D28YESeptember 27, 2022
By the way, stay up to date with all things Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch (and a few Simpson memes) on our Twitter page!
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We’re excited to see what Google’s upgraded Tensor G2 processor brings to the table, with the tech giant stating it will bring even more helpful, personalized features to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Rumor has it the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro won’t be that much different when compared to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, in terms of hardware. It seems Google will be relying on its next-gen chip to do a lot of the leg work, and seeing how the first Tensor chip brought great software features to the Pixel 6, we’re hoping to see even better processing speeds and better battery efficiency in the Pixel 7.
Just under two hours until the event.
We’re seeing Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro unboxing videos pop up on Twitter, including the Hazel Pixel 7 Pro from @saiyanpride92 on Twitter. It’s looking pretty good in that short clip, and you can even see what comes in the box under the phone.
Is it time to get the popcorn out yet? Just over an hour to go.
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I’ve been looking forward to the Pixel 7, even going so far as to wait for the Pixel 7 over the iPhone 14. However, there’s just one condition for me to consider grabbing the Pixel 7, and that’s the Pixel Watch.
The Pixel smartwatch already has a lot going for it. With the “reimagined” Wear OS experience it will come with, it’s clear Google will be pushing its own Apple-like ecosystem, with the Pixel Watch seamlessly connecting to earbuds like the Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel Buds A-Series, along with “all Pixel and Android phones.” It will also have health and fitness tracking capabilities thanks to Fitbit, along with integrated Google apps like Maps, Assistant, and Wallet.
That said, what more will it bring to the table over the recently launched Apple Watch Series 8? A few leaks point to its price and specs. First, we have an inkling about its price. Rumor has it the Pixel Watch will come in two models: Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and LTE. The former is tipped to set you back $349.99, while the latter is expected to be $399.99. Now those are pricey wearables.
Second, what’s expected to be under the hood isn’t looking very modern. Rumors suggest it’s the Exynos 9110 CPU, a four-year-old chip used in the first Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2018. Needless to say, it can’t match the processing power in today’s smartwatches. That chip is based on a 10-nanometer processor. To put that into perspective, the Apple Watch Series 8’s S8 chip uses a 7nm processor, while the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5’s Exynos W920 is 5nm. Yikes.
We won’t know how it all works until it’s finally unveiled. Would you look at that? Just under an hour to go.
Last year’s Pixel 6 launch event lasted just under an hour, meaning this year’s Pixel 7 launch event is expected to be around the same.
However, with a Pixel Watch now being thrown in, it could last a little longer. Whatever the case, strap yourselves in for an hour-long event.
So, what are you most excited to see at the Made by Google event? Cast your votes on Twitter!
What are you most ecited to see at the #Pixel7 event??🤔October 6, 2022
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Only 30 minutes to go! Those attending the in-person event in New York City are starting to sit down, but you don’t need to be there in person to check out all the latest announcements (that’s why we have this live blog going).
As mentioned above, you can check out the livestream by heading to the Google events page, or by heading to the Made by Google YouTube channel.
Of course, stay right here for all things Google Pixel. Oh, and don’t worry about refreshing this page to get updates; this page will refresh for you.
I’m liking the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro’s updated design, especially the camera visor design and Hazel color option. Would I be drooling over its design like the dogs in this Google Pixel teaser? Probably not, but I’m glad these doggos are excited about it.
Just 15 minutes to go. I think now’s the time to get the popcorn.
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So, with the Pixel 7, we’re getting “more detail, more focus, more magic, and more wow,” according to Google’s teaser trailer, along with it being more connected and bringing more power. I’m liking the sound of the last one.
We’re down to the 10-minute mark. Prepare for some big announcements. Here’s hoping the price really does stay the same for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 pro.
The livestream has kicked off, and we’re seeing some promo pics of people using the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Buds Pro. Pretty relaxing tunes, too.
Clearly, Google is trying to push its new “Google ecosystem” of sorts will its Pixel products. I’m interested to see how it all connects, and how it measures up to Apple’s goliath of an ecosystem.
Anyhow, the show’s about to start in just a couple of minutes.
Here. We. Go.
We’re starting off with a video showcasing all the devices we’re set to see. All very musical, and I’m liking the tune.
Rick Osterloh is kicking off the event live in New York. Oh, and I was right, its an hour-long event.
Every Pixel device is all about the personal experience, thanks to the AI used in Google Tensor and Android.
Apparently, Google is pushing the boundaries in the tech in the new Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch.
Rick talks about the features the Google Tensor in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6a.
Plus, that line is the fastest-selling Pixel generation ever. Hopefully, the next set of Pixel devices keep that success going.
Isabelle Olsson now talks about the Pixel portfolio design. It’s all about a uniform design that fits into daily activities, like working at a desk to going out camping. The pixel devices are all rounded with smooth
The form factor is new to the Pixel devices, this time for a smoother finish and that’s apparently more durable. Plus, the design are set to match what Google did with Material You.
The Pixel Watch will come in stainless steel, with black, silver and gold options. The bands attach internally, meaning the bands can just click into place. There are a lot of strap styles, which I like to see.
Plus, there’s a bunch of Watch Faces, including digital and analogue looks. There are apparently “thousands of combinations” to fit your personalized style.
Hey, we’re talking about the Pixel tablet! That’s a surprise. The tablet comes with a soft-feeling matte finish and rounded edges to make it look and feel, well, smooth. Oh, and its made of 100% recyclable material.
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Here’s a quick look at the (stylish) devices.
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Now on to security. All Google products and secured by default, Google states. In fact, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the most secure Pixel phones yet.
It comes with Titan M2, using the same design banks use. Plus, you can expect five years of security updates. That’s impressive.
Google wants to minimize your data footprint, de-identifying data, and restricting access to unwanted threat actors. Plus, health and wellness data will be protected, too.
We’re also getting a VPN by Google One, with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro being the first to come with a VPN at no extra cost. Lovely stuff.
Getting a little impatient now…#MadeByGoogle #Pixel7 #Pixel7Pro pic.twitter.com/Uj4NMHIPBrOctober 6, 2022
Pixel Feature Drops will give all Pixels updates every three months. Nice touch.
Now, the Pixel 7. We’re getting a 6.3-inch display, 72 hours of battery life, dual-rear camera system, and an upgraded front-facing camera.
The Pixel 7 Pro has an aluminum finish, 6.7-inch display. Triple-rear camera system. Upgraded ultra-wide and telephoto. Plus, the front-facing camera also comes with face unlock. Yay!
The Tensor G2 chip comes with 60% faster processing speed, and can handle better power consumption, which means better battery life.
Google says its the best phone for photography, calling, and voice assistant. Features include the usual voice typing, but this time with suggested emojis. Pixel 7 can also transcribe voice messages, which is incredibly handy.
Recording gets an upgrade too, and for phone calls, we’re getting Pixel Call Assist, which can get rid of any of those pesky spam calls and automated messages.
There’s also Clear Calling that will come later this year, which uses machine learning to enhance the callers voice and gets rid of any background noise.
Now we’re on the Pixel’s computational photography, with the Pixel 7 progressing the feature. The Pixel 7’s improved picture quality will improve Real Tone, which means skin tones will be represented even more accurately, even in low-light environments.
Pixel 7 will also improve the accessibility of the camera. The Pixel 7 introduces Guided Frame, which guides you on how to get the right angle. This will guide those who are blind to take the perfect picture.
Now, blurry photos. Pixel 7, with Tensor G2, will be able to take crisper images, along with better low-light images with more clarity. The Pixel 7 fuses images using the main and ultra-wide camera to lose the blue in photos. Essentially, expect clear images.
Photo Unblur, only available on Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, will remove visual noise and blur from images already taken for Google Photos, no matter how old they are.
Guided Frame – voice-assisted selfie framing for vastly improved accessibility 💯Incredible stuff 👏#Pixel7 #Pixel7Pro pic.twitter.com/23RbOiRzqPOctober 6, 2022
Pixel 7 will also bring “big improvements” to the video. It introduces Cinematic Blur to offer sleek “cinema-like” video. Plus, there’s 10-bit HDR in videos, to make the colors pop.
Google also partnered with Snap, Tik Tok and YouTube to get those videos looking good on the app. There’s also better stabilization. Speech enhancement will also be available in 4K at 60 frames per second. I’m liking these video improvements.
The Pixel 7 will also be getting better zoom. We’re getting Pro-level zoom, which clears up any noise or distortion at “any magnification.” Apparently, it’s like having the power on a DSLR camera. Not bad.
You can even get a full 12.5MP photo even at 2x zoom, leading to a clear image even when zoomed. Plus, the cameras will fuse together photos to get a clear image. Oh, and it even works on 5x and 10x zoom.
There’s also Zoom Stabilization, meaning you can get a stable image even at 15x zoom. The Pixel 7 will can go up to 30x zoom, all while keeping the image crisp and clear.
What’s more, there’s Macro Focus, offering sharp close-up shots with the help of AI.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are priced at $599 and $899, respectively. Pre-orders start today!
#Pixel7: starts at $599#Pixel7Pro: starts at $899Pre-orders start now https://t.co/0mvNaUT4ZM#MadeByGoogle pic.twitter.com/vTmOnQBpPwOctober 6, 2022
We’re on the Pixel Watch! You can expect a scratch-resistant display, by the way.
The Pixel Watch is the “best of Google on your wrist.” You can control other Google products with the watch, there’s Google Maps that will give you directions on your wrist, and more. Plus, there are a number of apps that are compatible.
The Pixel Watch also offers a collaboration with Fitbit. It will give you an accurate heart rate measurement, which is said to be the most accurate heart rate monitor on a Wear OS watch. Oh, and you can expect 24 hours of battery life.
Pixel Watch will also track Active Zone minutes, and the ECG app via the touch on the dial is available. Pixel Watch also comes with 6 months of Fitbit Premium. Plus, fall detection will be coming next year, but there’s also Emergency SOS support.
The Pixel Watch starts at $349, and is available to pre-order today, and will be available next week.
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What a surprise. The Pixel Tablet is being talked about. It comes with premium materials and finishes, and it comes with Android along with Material You, with Google stating its the best way to experience Android on a tablet.
The Google Tensor G2 will power the Pixel tablet as well, meaning many features found on the Pixel 7 will also be coming to the tablet.
The Pixel tablet comes with a charging speaker dock, which charges the device while holding it up and extends the sound space. It can also be easily docked and undocked.
More is coming in 2023, so stay tuned.
Now we’re onto the next Nest products, and how they will come together with the Pixel devices. There’s Fast Pair, which can easily connect to other Pixel devices (or others with Fast Pair support). There’s also Find My Device, along with being able to cast what you’re watching on your phone to your TV (likely with Chromecast).
The Pixel Watch can also show the picture you’re taking on the Pixel phone via the Camera app, and can easily be transferred to other devices.
Plus, you can even say “Hey Google” and state you’re coming home with coffee, only for the Nest speaker to say what you’ve said. It all seems to be about the voice with Google. The Nest doorbell will even share a picture of what’s at the door through your Pixel phone.
There you have it. We’re now closing out the show, with Rick recapping everything that was announced. We’re surprised to see the Pixel tablet get a shout out, but we’re happy to finally know a little more about it.
Excited about what the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch bring to the table? Keep it locked right here for more details on everything that was announced.