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2016 Google Hardware Event Recap

2016 Google Hardware Event

Early this morning, Google unveiled a couple of new devices at its Hardware event. There was the new Google Pixel smartphones, a new 4K Chromecast, Google Home – a smart assistant speaker just like the Amazon Echo, Google WiFi – to help with the WiFi connectivity in the home and add special features to it, and a new VR headset named Daydream. Below are some links for you to catch up on today’s event, like what I just did.

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event – TechCrunch

Here’s Everything Google Announced Today – Wired

Unfortunately none of the devices launched at today’s event will ship to NZ immediately. And after looking at the new Pixel smartphones, while I do like the look of them, they do seem to be priced a bit too much for the value they offer – the same as the iPhone/Galaxy range! However, the Google Home product does look like a very appealing product to me, and it would be good to compare this smart assistant to the Amazon Echo. The Google Daydream VR headset also sounds like a fun entertainment gadget to have.

Google also announced that Pixel smartphone owners can store unlimited photos and videos taken by the Pixel phone to Google Photos in its original resolution without having to pay. This is a step up to the already free, unlimited storage of media on Google Photos, although only up to a certain resolution.

Check out https://madeby.google.com/ for more information.