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Biggest Announcements from Google’s 2019 Pixel Event

Google hosted its 2019 Hardware event on October 15th. The company announced a plethora of products, including the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, new Pixel Buds, Stadia, Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Mini, and Pixelbook Go. Here are the biggest announcements from the event:

  • Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL: Google officially released its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones. The phones have an exciting new feature, Soli radar chip, which enables gestures that you can use to command the phone without touching it. Both phones have a 90Hz refresh rate OLED display and come in several color options, including white, black, and orange. Preorders have begun, and the phones will ship on October 24th.

  • Nest Wi-Fi: Google Nest is introducing its new mesh Wi-Fi router system. It’s called the Nest Wi-Fi, and it stands out with rounded cylindrical design and its various color options. Google Nest is introducing two versions of the Nest Wi-Fi: one that is a router that plugs into your modem, and the other that can double as a smart speaker. It will be available starting on November 4th.

  • Nest Mini: Google Nest’s latest smart speaker is the Nest Mini. It looks like a Google Home Mini, except for a few things. You can mount it to your wall, and it uses a sensor to turn on indicator lights when you move a hand toward it. Google Nest says that it will cost $49.99. It will be available starting on October 22nd.

  • Pixelbook Go: Google has announced a new flagship Chromebook called Pixelbook Go. It isn’t a follow-up to 2017’s Pixelbook and its design is similar to that of a MacBook. Its bottom is covered in a ribbed texture that makes it easier to hold. It’s available for preorder now in just black for $649.