Google is all set to bring back its regime to the Android market with the Pixel smartphone lineup. While the new development is yet to be proclaimed, the search giant has sent out invites for an event to suggest the upcoming hardware.
The formal invite confirms the schedule of the Google event for October 4 where some new announcements would take place. In addition to inviting the media, Google has launched a webpage and uploaded a teaser video on YouTube. The video transforms a search bar into a rectangular shape that points to a new smartphone.
A recent tweet by the official Google account on Twitter additionally hints the all new Google-made hardware. “October is coming. #madebygoogle,” the tweet reads.
If we believe some past rumours, the October 4 event will showcase not just the first Pixel smartphone but two new handsets with the latest Android Nougat experience. The Sundar Pichai-led company is also expected to launch its Daydream VR headset as well as an improved Chromecast with 4K playback support.
The new Pixel smartphones are likely to be manufactured by HTC. The Taiwanese company is reportedly developing handsets for Google for the next three years. The new offerings would abandon Google’s previous “Nexus” branding to make a unified marketing space for the “Pixel” range.
The word “Pixel” debuted in the world of Android with the Pixel C convertible Android tablet that was unveiled last year to take on Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro 4. While the tablet is yet to hit markets like India and China, the Pixel smartphones are presumed to be available around the globe to give Google an edge against Android OEMs like Samsung, LG and Sony.
The Pixel phones are rumoured to have 5-inch and 5.5-inch versions initially. Both would have octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and features like USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE and metal build. The handsets are also speculated to have some exclusive features to distinguish user experience.
Specs and price details of the new Google smartphones would surface in the coming days. Meanwhile, you just need to wait for a couple of weeks to get the entire picture of what’s new cooking up at Google.