Google Nexus 7 2016 leaks, Pixel & Pixel XL launch live stream Australia; Google ‘Assistant’ to play key role in handsets

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Hugo Barra, director of Product Management at Android, holds the new Nexus 7 tablet during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco, California, July 24, 2013. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Google will be unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in a launch event live stream on YouTube at 2PM AEST Sydney, Australia on Oct. 5. The launch event of the former Google Nexus 7 2016 smartphones will be held at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, US. Many Google branded hardware devices are also expected to be unveiled during the event.

One can watch the Google Pixel & Pixel XL launch event here.

Source: YouTube/Google

The launch event of the Google Nexus 7 2016, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, will be held at the abovementioned venue at 8:00 AM PDT, writes The Bitbag.

Apart from the widely-anticipated smartphones, other products that Google will launch at the event are Google 4K Chromecast (Chromecast Ultra), Google WiFi, Google Home, Daydream VR and a 7-inch Pixel tablet powered by Andromeda. The Pixel tablet is an Android and Chrome operating system hybrid.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, British retailer Carphone Warehouse and Canadian carrier Bell have leaked some of the specs before the launch event and the information do back up few things long suspected in the phones.

The leaks conformed that Google has dropped the “Nexus” branding in favour of “Pixel.” They also confirmed that Pixel and Pixel XL will be available in two sizes, 5 and 5.5 inches. The smartphones will come with fast-charging technology enabled. The handsets will get seven hours of battery life in a 15-minute charge.

The AMOLED screens expected in Pixel ad Pixel XL will display colours with amazing vibrance. Deep blacks will look awesome. The handsets may have metal bodies like iPhone 7. Google’s “Assistant” has something that Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana does not have. It has an “extensive suite of services baked into the Android system.”

Google’s key to success in the smartphone segment lies in the seamless integration of “Assistant” with a host of other services such as Maps, G Suite, Gmail, Calendar among others. The Pixel ad Pixel XL smartphones must be able to assure fans that the “Assistant” will become a key part of their lives.

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