To continue on from our recent series of reviewing and previewing the latest smartphones that have just been announced, this week we look at Google and their brand new Pixel and Pixel XL phones. They were both revealed at the ‘Made by Google’ event where Sundar Pichai and gang also showcased some other pieces of hardware – Daydream View VR headset, Chromecast Ultra and Google Home.
We will break each of these devices down, ponder what it all means for Google and us consumers, as well as Google’s general direction in the foreseeable future. This and so much more on episode 75 of The Lazy Couch podcast.
Episode 75. Recorded Wednesday 5 October 2016.
00:00 – Intro
05:42 – Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL phones
- Made by Google event page
- 5 biggest announcements | The Verge
- Australian pricing for Pixel and Pixel XL | lifehacker
- The really blue Pixels are really sold out | cnet
- Inside story of Google’s bold bet on hardware | The Verge
- Google Assistant is ‘unique to the Pixel’ for forseeable future | 9to5 Google
30:56 – Daydream View VR headset
- Daydream VR hands on | Ars Technica
37:32 – Google Wifi
- Introducing a new kind of Wi-Fi system | Google Blog
40:23 – Chromecast Ultra
44:13 – Google Home
- Can Google Home really kill Amazon Echo? | Gizmodo