Today is the day. Google is hosting their event for the launch of the new Pixel phones and other device upgrades. Today we will see the launch of the new Pixel phones, variations of the Google Home, and possibly more surprises. You can find all information about what is expected at today’s event here.

Below is the YouTube live stream of the event that is being hosted by Google. Below that you can find the live blog we are providing. We will be providing more detailed posts of each new device later today. Enjoy!

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55 minutes to go until the launch starts.

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43 minutes and counting. The live blog will automatically update when something happens, so you don’t need to refresh the page.

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8 minutes to go!

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4 minutes!

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2 minutes to go.

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1 minute

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And the event is officially starting now.

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Sunar Pichai, CEO, is on stage

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Sundar is mentioning the tragic events in the past weeks

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Google is working with relief agencies in affected areas

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Google is increasing Machine Learning

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Google Maps jokes

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Sundar is showing the difficulty of Street View mapping Lagos. Showing that Machine Learning can identify the number with ease. Lagos is fully mapped!

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Sundar is focusing on car parking in San Francisco, showing how much parking is free in areas

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2 billion translations with Google per day

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In an AI first world, it is believed that computers should adapt to people, not the other way round

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Natural and seamless interaction with AI should be allowed.

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Ambient AI is coming

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AI needs to be thoughtfully contextual says Sundar

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Fitness suggestions coming when you go to new cities. Great bonus!

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Computers need to learn and adapt constantly over time

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Sundar does not believe in toggling, automation should be coming

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Automation should come to security and privacy too

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Google wants to progress from automatic leave times.

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Working on hardware and software together

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Introducing AI

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At I/O AutoML was announced, today these are hand crafted by machine learning scientists

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Google has improved AutoML in the past month by 82.3% precision

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Google is trying to improve object detection

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Google Lens is coming. What will it be?

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AutoML has a new 43.2% accuracy from a previous 39.1% accuracy

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Two sports players are communicating via Translate. Sundar wants this to be more automatic- more info coming later

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Introducing Rick Osterloh

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A few surprises apparently coming

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Last year, the Pixel was announced along with Home, Daydream, WiFi

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2000 new HTC engineers coming to Google team

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Showing last year’s products

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Lots of positivity

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Rick is back

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55 million Chromecast devices around world. WiFi is #1 mesh router. 100 million new unique feature snippets from web added to Google Assistant

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Review of specs from last year’s Pixel

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No longer looking for big leaps in the rest of the market.

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Reimagining hardware from inside out. Integrating AI

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Machine Learning is radically helpful

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New Home devices coming from Rishi Chandra

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Normal talking with Google Home

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Launched in 5 new companies, launching in Japan later this week

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Trained at scale with 5 million voice samples from different envronments. Best voice recognition in the world. Voice Match launched last year

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Rolling out Voice Match to all devices. Hands-free calling be rolled out to the UK later this year. Today, you can call with your own number after verification. Voice Match verifies contacts with user

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Isabelle, lead designer on stage

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Google focus on design

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Introducing Google Home Mini, officially

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Sleeker and smoother

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Google’s own materials

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Lights and touch buttons still on the top under the fabric. 360 degree sound

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3 colours: grey, red, and black

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Is an Amazon Echo Dot competitor, retailing at $49

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Online pre-order today. Coming to all 7 countries.

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Smaller than a donut apparently. Full Google Home features

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Rishi is back

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Soon to be expanding routines

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I personally will be switching to the Home Mini from my Echo Dot

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Smart home voice control of over 1000 products

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Home should adjust to you, working with Nest. CTO of Nest coming to stage

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Home should take care of the people inside, and the world around it

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More intelligent integration with Google and Nest products

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Familiar Faces will be used on Nest Doorbell to recognise visitors. It will automatically broadcast name to Google Home devices

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Will also stream doorbell to TV

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With a Chromecast of course

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Applause is well deserved. Rishi is coming back

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Can broadcast a message to all Google Home devices on a network

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Family linked accounts, parents can monitor under-13s Google accounts

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Google Home will read stories. Partnership with Google to bring stories with Disney characters voices

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Introducing a speaker with Google Assistant built-in

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A music speaker, not a new addition to the existing Home. Called Google Home Max.

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Dual 4.5″ woofers for maximum bass. 20x Louder than Google Home

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Introducing Smart Sound to automatically change the sound for optimum sound. Can be done in seconds after moving location

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Support for all music streaming services. Supports Cast and Bluetooth

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Can play music specific for user with Voice Match. Base is magnetic. For any position. Seamless with multi-room. Available in December for $399. In black and grey. US only in December. Free 12 month YouTube Music in box

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Coming to other countries next year

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Approved by a Beta user

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Can recognise tune and lyrics if you don’t know song name and will play the song

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Matt Vokoun is on the stage

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Talking about laptops now

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Introducing Pixelbook- rumours were true!

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Looks good, better performance. Built-in Assistant

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Thinnest and lightest laptop made. 10mm thin. 1kg light

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4 in 1: Laptop, Tablet, Stand for Screen, Tent Mode to Share Screen. Feels more natural than competitors. Glass inlay on lid like Pixel. 12.3″ touchscreen display. 235 ppi. Quad HD LCD. Soft touch keys and backlight.

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Palm rejection on the touchpad. Intel i5 and i7 processor. Up to 16GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD

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Auto WiFi connection via Pixel phone

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Start up in seconds- as per usual

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Usual auto updates

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First laptop with Assistant built-in

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Play Store features on the device

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“OK Google” detection

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Assistant key between Ctrl and Alt keys

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Pixel Pen- press button for assistant. Smart features, such as circling of images- works like on-screen detection. Circle words for more info. Touch stylus. Works in touchscreen mode.

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10ms of latency brings quickest and most reliable stylus

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Already mentioned Play Store features on the device

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Snapchat working with Google to develop app specific for Pixelbook.

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Showing the trailer

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Dual colours in glass

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Quality ad as usual

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“Radically helpful”

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3 configurations: Starts at $999, pen is $99

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Pre-order opens today in US, Canada and UK

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Mario coming to the stage for the Pixel phones

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Another high quality ad

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Google believes in questioning the status quo

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What if smartphone got smarter and simpler?

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Introducing Google Pixel 2

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Larger 6″ model with standard sized small model

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Looks different. All aluminium body with hybrid body. Refined visor made of sturdy colour glass. Fingerprint sensor in usual position. Faster than on any other phone. Colour on power button. Front facing stereo speakers.

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Blue, black and white. With stupid names. Again

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Better POLED display. No headphone jack- USB-C adaptor included. Larger Pixel does not have the blue colour. Both have the same features. IP67 water and dust resistant. 7 hours of charge in 15 mins. All day battery. Daydream ready

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New Always-On Display

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Now Playing shows a song playing currently on phone. Automatic, no info sent to Google. Shown on Always-On Display

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Tap on song title takes you to Assistant showing info about the song. Without unlocking device

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Live demo- hopefully better than Craig at Apple!

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New live wallpaper collection. Subtle movements. Looks great! At a glance space at the top showing updates on the day- will show calendar, traffic, and flight status. Wallpaper moves with the home screen. Better and faster performance. Pixel Ultra announcement soon. Active Edge: Squeeze on phone side (natural hold) brings up Google Assistant

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Can identify intentional squeeze from an accidental one. Works with a case

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Broadcast through phone to Google Home device at a home

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Pixel includes Assistant routines

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Pixel 2 will launch with pure Android Oreo

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Same first updates OTA

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Google Lens (like Bixby Vision).

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Tap lens icon, get quick info of key details in an image

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Identifies art, movies, books, albums, places

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Identifies small parts in each photo. Knowledge Graph is extending. Search in an instant

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Over 95% accuracy rating. As good as humans!

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Preview of Lens to Pixel users first

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Improved AR with new Pixel

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AR stickers built-in to camera. Exclusive for Pixel 2 devices

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3rd-Party stickers

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Sticker moves and acts with surroundings

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Use multiple live stickers at once. They interact with one another

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Pixel 2 camera optimized for AR

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Takes better photos, Mario is coming back

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teampixel Last year DXOMark 89 score.

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This year the DXOMark has issued a 98 mark on the Pixel 2. Never matched or beaten by any smartphone. EVER!

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In every shot a small burst is taken, they are all combined for an improved photo with optimum features. No shutter lag. Happens instantly. Optical and automatic image stabilisation. Brings portrait mode

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Pixel 2 has only one camera. Uses AI for portrait mode

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Trained on millions of photos

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Portrait mode photos in front camera too.

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Less motion blur even in low light. Supports motion photos (like iOS Live Photos). 3 seconds

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Beta tester examples coming now

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Images look incredible teampixel

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Pixel 2 users will get free unlimited storage for images and videos. In the highest resolution. Pixel users take 2x as many photos as iOS users.

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Automatic sorting in Google Photos is improving.

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Wireless charging assumed but not mentioned

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10 mins or less transfer from old phone. All photos, apps, and messages. Includes iMessages

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Standard size 64GB is $649

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XL is $849 for 64GB

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Available in the usual 7 countries. Support with the Live Pixel cases

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Google Home Mini included with each Pixel 2 purchase (small and large) for limited time. In most (not all) countries

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Looks like a killer device. Review will be coming ASAP! 🙂

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Gorilla glass and 24/7 support also included

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Juston Payne on stage

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New Daydream View headsets. Updated. New lineup of colours- match the new Pixel and Google Home colours. Widest field of view. Updated fabric

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More than 250 high quality VR apps for Daydream. High quality video content coming. IMAX films coming on Play Store. Free for Pixel 2 purchasers

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Amazing bonuses with the Pixel 2

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Updated Daydream for $99

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Pixel Buds- Google’s headphones. Bluetooth. Touch controls. Instant access to Assistant when paired. Look great.

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Notification alerts and text message reads. New real-time translation built-in

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Demo on the stage now

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Demo is working great

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Uses built-in microphone

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Support of 40 languages

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Pocket sized charging case. 5 hours with each charge. Case holds 24 hours of charge. $159. Shipping in November. Pre-orders today. Same colours as Pixel 2 phones

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One more device. It’s photography based

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New camera type. Works with Pixel. Introducing Google Clips

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High performance lens. Shutter button

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Applies AI. Takes photos for you.

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Clips onto anything

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Free-standing too

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Clips captures the moment. AI develops over time. It knows what to take a photo of. Hands-free and pocket sized

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Privacy and control is key. Has an indicator light. Looks for stable and clear shots. Identifies known people via Google Photos people albums. Nothing leaves Clips until user decides to save or share photo from phone

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Clips looks great- so does the app. Takes motion photos. You can choose any frame to save as a high-res frame

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Google Photos in app. Saves to the service

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Coming soon (no date) for $249

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“More easily” Hmmm?

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Google Assistant is the base of all the new products. Great range!

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All the products look great, sound incredible and will be really useful. The 2017 madebygoogle Family will be absolutely amazing. It is a next step in the technology game. Looking forward to the reviews coming soon. All products live on the store.google.com as of now. Trailers uploading to their YouTube.

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More coverage of products coming soon.

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I’m placing my pre-orders

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End of the event.

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Thank for tuning in! Hopefully you’re as excited as I am for the new products! Keep an eye out for our coverage later today

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