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Google announce new devices at Made by Google event

With a camera that can capture detail rich detail, an incredibly vivid and smooth 90hz adaptive display, a brand new kind of motion sensor, and a new Google Assistant experience, Pixel 4 packs a ton of new technology into a striking new design.

Best of all, Pixel includes the latest version of Android and all of Google’s best software, which gets better with each update. With Pixel 4, you really have a phone made the Google way.

Get the perfect photo with Pixel 4

Pixel 4 brings Pixel’s largest camera upgrade ever including improvements to HDR+, new capabilities for Night Sight, and our first dual camera system. The new telephoto lens combined with our Super Res Zoom technology gives you exceptional image quality, even from a distance.

Night Sight already helps you take beautiful photos in full darkness, and now, we’re turning to the stars. You can use Night Sight for shots of the night sky—stars and even the Milky Way1 when you find a clear night. We’re working on bringing a version of this capability to Pixel 3 and 3a with the latest camera app update.

Pixel has delivered high dynamic range (HDR) photos ever since we introduced always-on HDR+ in the original Pixel. Pixel 4 now gives you the flexibility to fine-tune the brightness and amount of HDR on demand, helping you balance difficult shots like family sunset portraits. We’re also introducing Live HDR+ in the viewfinder so you know exactly what your photo will look like, even when you’re using the new controls in tricky lighting.

A new Google Assistant coming soon

Thanks to a deeper integration into Pixel 4, the Google Assistant will soon be an even faster way to get more things done. A new lightweight design for the Assistant will make multitasking easier. Pixel 4’s powerful hardware and breakthroughs in speech processing mean that much more can happen instantly, on your phone, without sending your request to the cloud.

Just by asking, you will be able to quickly open apps, search your phone, share what’s on your screen, and a lot more.2 The Assistant will also consider the context of your query to do a better job answering. For example, you can ask the Assistant “show my photos from London” and then say “the ones in Covent Garden.” Then, you can share by saying “send them to Mum.”

A phone that senses what you want it to do

Pixel 4 also features Motion Sense3, which uses a miniature radar sensor to help your phone understand what’s happening around it. For example, it can initiate face unlock when you reach for the phone and can turn your screen off when you’re not around. Motion Sense also powers Quick Gestures3 which help you control your phone without touching it. You can control your music with a swipe no matter what else you’re doing: cooking, while your display is off, or even when you’re in another app. Just wave to snooze alarms, dismiss timers, or silence your phone ringer.

These are just some of the first things Pixel can do with Motion Sense. More features are in the works, and will arrive in future software updates.

New built-in apps

Pixel’s new Recorder app brings the power of search and AI to audio recording. You can record meetings, lectures, music practice — anything you want to save and listen to later — and the app simultaneously transcribes speech and tags sounds like music, applause, and more4. Then, you can search your recordings to quickly find the part you’re looking for. All Recorder functionality happens on-device, so your audio never leaves your phone. We’re starting with English for transcription and search, and we’ll be rolling out to more languages soon.

Built for performance and security

With 6GB RAM, and Pixel Neural Core, Pixel 4 is fast and powerful. Pixel Neural Core is the engine for on device processing, always-on computing, and machine learning, meaning more tasks are done on the device for performance and privacy.

Pixel 4 also includes Google’s custom-built Titan M security chip to protect your most sensitive data and ensure the integrity of the operating system5. Combined with the latest version of Android 10, three years of software and security updates, and access to Google’s advanced security services, Pixel 4 was designed to keep your data secure.

Pricing and availability

Beginning today, you can pre-order a Pixel 4 from £669 and Pixel 4 XL from £829 – phones will ship by 24 October, globally. Pixel 4 comes in three colours, including Clearly White, Just Black, and a limited edition, Oh So Orange.

In the UK, Pixel will be available from Google Store, Carphone Warehouse, EE, Vodafone, Three, John Lewis & Partners, Currys PC World and Argos. Until 28 October, you can order Pixel 4 and get an HP Chromebook 14, on us. Terms apply.6

Nest Mini

Nest Mini brings twice the bass and an upgraded Assistant

It’s only been two years, but already, millions of you have received hands-free help from the Google Assistant in any room in your home, all thanks to Google Home Mini. And now, we’re bringing you the second-generation Nest Mini, which is completely re-engineered to make everything you love about the original even better. Back in May, we brought together the Google Home and Nest teams under the Google Nest brand, and Nest Mini is the next step as we build the helpful home.

A new speaker with powerful sound

We know that people love listening to music on our Google Home and Nest smart speakers and displays. Since launching the original Google Home, people have listened to billions of hours of music on our devices. So with Nest Mini, we upgraded the hardware and software to make it sound even better, and it really brings the bass.

Nest Mini provides bass that’s twice as strong as the original Google Home Mini (measured from 60-100 Hz at max volume). Our expert audio engineers developed proprietary audio tuning software, allowing us to get the most out of the hardware with a full, clear and natural sound at every volume level. We didn’t want to suppress any auditory details, so what you’ll hear when listening to music on Nest Mini is authentic to the artist’s vision.

If you’re listening to music, podcasts and other types of media on Nest Mini, LED lights will light up as your hand gets close to the device, indicating where you can tap to adjust the volume. We’ve also improved Mini’s ability to hear you in noisy environments.

And Nest Mini will dynamically adjust the volume of the Assistant, news and podcasts based on any background noise that may be happening at the time. So when the dishwasher is running and you ask for the weather, you’ll hear the Assistant’s response at a louder volume.

Whole home audio

You can connect Nest Mini to your other Nest speakers to build a sound system for your whole home. If you have more than one Google or Nest smart speaker or display, simply create as many different groups as you’d like in the Google Home app, and enjoy music, podcasts and more throughout your home.

The power of whole home audio goes beyond music, and it can be a helpful way to stay in touch with family members. With new Google Duo functionality on all Google Home and Nest speakers, you can call your devices from the Google Home app, use the intercom feature to talk from device to device or even call someone on the other side of the world* —all you need is a Duo account and/or a Google Home or Nest smart speaker or display.

*The calling feature does not support calls to the emergency services (including 999 and 112) or premium rate numbers.

Making the best Assistant better

You already know that your Google Assistant can help you tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control compatible smart home devices brands like Philips Hue, TP-Link and more.

Nest Mini is smarter and faster than the original Mini. We embedded a dedicated machine learning chip with up to one TeraOPS of processing power, which will let us move some Google Assistant experiences from our data centers directly onto the device in the future.

Sustainably designed for your home

Nest Mini has the same iconic design as the original Mini, with soft rounded edges that blend in with your home. It comes in four colors: Chalk, Charcoal, Coral and a new color, Sky, which was inspired by Lake Como in Italy. We’ve also incorporated wall mounting capabilities into Nest Mini, because you told us that you needed creative ways to incorporate Nest Mini into your decor and save precious counter and shelf space.

Like so many of you, we’re committed to helping the planet, so the fabric covering on Nest Mini is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (meaning plastic bottles that have already been used and recycled). A single half-liter plastic bottle makes enough fabric to cover more than two Nest Mini devices. The external enclosure is also made from 35 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. Now, all Nest products launching in 2019 are built using varying amounts of recycled plastics.

I know you’ll love rocking out with Nest Mini as much as I do. You can buy Nest Mini for £49, and starting today, you can pre-order from the Google Store. You’ll find Google Nest Mini on shelves on October 22 at Currys PC World, John Lewis and Argos.

Once you set up Google Nest Mini, just say, “Hey Google, what can you do?” to get started. And once you do that, say “Hey Google, play bossa nova” and get ready to party.

Nest WiFi

Boost your home’s signal and style with Nest Wifi

Homes weren’t built for Wi-Fi, so when we introduced Google Wifi in 2016, we built it to work for any home. With Nest Wifi, we’re taking everything you love about the original and making it even better, with a powerful router and a Wifi point that includes the Google Assistant, bringing you more help at home.

Whole home coverage

The Nest Wifi system is actually two separate devices: The Nest Wifi router plugs directly into your modem, forming the basis for a strong and powerful home network, and the Nest Wifi point expands your coverage where you need it most.

Nest Wifi is more powerful than Google Wifi, delivering up to two times the speed and up to 25 percent better coverage. A two pack can deliver coverage for a 3,800-square-foot home. The system is scalable, so you can add more points later (or buy a three pack to start with) to make sure you’re covered. And if you’ve already got a Google Wifi network, you can easily add Nest Wifi to it for additional coverage.

Simple setup and control in the Google Home App

Setting up Nest Wifi is easy. Plug it in and download and open the Google Home app, which will guide you through setup in minutes. Once you’re set up, you can manage your network in the app alongside your other supported connected devices.

The app makes it easy to share your Wi-Fi password with guests, prioritize devices (like when you’re on a video call), test the speed of your network, set up a guest network or change your password. Plus, if you have a Nest smart display like the Nest Hub Max, you can share the guest network and password right on the display—and scan the code with your phone to get online.

You can also manage separate homes in the app. I’m the tech expert in my family, so I also manage my parents’ network. This way, when I get a call that the Wi-Fi isn’t working, I can quickly check what’s wrong or let them know if they need to call their internet provider.

My sons are in middle and high school, so while I want them to go offline at certain times during the week, I don’t mind if they stay up later on weekends, playing video games or streaming their favorite shows. With Family Wi-Fi features in the Google Home app, I can easily set my sons’ devices on a Wi-Fi schedule, pause the Wi-Fi to their devices at any time and block adult content on their devices.

Hands-free help with the Google Assistant

The Nest Wifi point also has a speaker with the Google Assistant, which means it can do everything that Nest Mini can do; it’s really two devices in one. We’ve even incorporated the same speaker as Nest Mini, so you can add it to a speaker group and rock out to your favorite playlist throughout the house.

And if you’re like me and sometimes have trouble getting your kids’ attention, just say “Hey Google, pause the Wi-Fi for Daniel.” You can also use the Assistant to get more info about your Wi-Fi network. Just say, “Hey Google, what’s my internet speed?”

Designed for your home

Many routers are ugly, which means they get hidden in a closet or cabinet, where the signal is blocked and can be reduced by up to 50 percent. Nest Wifi has a beautiful design with soft, rounded edges and unobtrusive lighting. It’s meant to be placed out in the open, where it’ll perform at its best. And Nest Wifi points come in three colors, Snow, Sand and Mist, all of which will naturally blend into your home.

Nest Wifi is built using sustainable materials. The router enclosure is made from 45 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, and the point enclosure is made from 40 percent post-consumer recycled plastic.

Smart home support

We also built the Nest Wifi system to provide the foundation for your future smart home devices. It has local home connectivity, which means that some devices can connect directly to the system without needing a hub, so you can easily set up the most popular lights and plugs right from the Home app. We’ll also enable Thread capabilities in the coming months to deliver secure connectivity for smart home devices like door and motion sensors, door locks and more. You’ll start seeing these devices roll out from partners in 2020.

Nest Wifi will be available in eight global markets in 2019. In the U.S., you can preorder today and Nest Wifi will be on sale on November 4. You can get a two pack with one router and one point for $269, or a three pack with one router and two points for $349 at the Google Store, Target, Best Buy and more retailers.

Pixelbook Go

More affordable and portable: let’s Pixelbook Go

Back in 2017 we introduced Pixelbook, a high-performance Chromebook that can adapt to your needs. And now we’re making it available to even more people with Pixelbook Go. At barely two pounds and 13 mm thin, it’s easy to bring Pixelbook Go wherever life takes you. And with its starting price of $649, it still has all the features you love about Pixelbook. You’ll get quiet, backlit keys for easy typing in all lighting and powerful processors to handle any workload, with an even bigger battery and 13.3 inch touchscreen. Oh, and it comes in two colors, Just Black and Not Pink.

Design with purpose

Each design element on Pixelbook Go was built for people who are always on the go. The first thing you’ll notice is the sleek matte finish. That finely painted magnesium casing keeps Pixelbook Go as light as possible while still feeling solid.

And whether you’re running to a class or a meeting, the grippable design of Pixelbook Go makes it easy to carry, and up to 12 hours of battery life keeps the laptop running as long as you are. Even better, you’ll get two hours of battery on just 20 minutes of charging. Made for Google sleeves and these general care suggestions can help keep your Pixelbook Go in tip-top shape.

A huge part of the design of any laptop is its keyboard. Nobody wants to be that loud typer clacking away at their local coffee shop. We took the premium keyboard from Pixelbook and made it more affordable. So rest assured loud typers, we’ve got your back with our quiet Hush Keys.

Under the hood, Pixelbook Go has the same high-performance components you’ve seen in other Made By Google computers. It starts up in seconds and stays fast with automatic updates, so you can count on speedy performance over time. And with built-in security on Chrome OS, Pixelbook Go is both fast and secure. You also have access to all kinds of apps, whether you want to express your creativity, get stuff done or just kick back to watch your favorite show.

Pre-order today

Pixelbook Go pre-orders start today in the U.S. and Canada, and in January in the U.K. Learn more at the Google Store.

Google Pixel Buds

Meet the new Google Pixel Buds

Many of us turn to our phones constantly. On average, people check their smartphones almost 100 times a day, and more than half of those interactions—playing a song, setting a reminder or getting directions—are less than 30 seconds. Google Pixel Buds can help make those quick tasks easier and faster, with instant access to the Google Assistant. Plus, they’re comfortable and secure in your ear, deliver high-quality sound, make clear calls, and have a long battery life.

Comfortable and secure in your ear

Because everyone’s ears are shaped differently, we scanned thousands of ears to create a design that’s comfortable for as many people as possible. Pixel Buds have a low-profile look that sits flush in your ear. The stabilizer arc gently tucks in, and together with the interchangeable eartip, make Pixel Buds fit securely and comfortably, so they stay put even when you’re exercising.

Great sound all around

Pixel Buds have a unique hybrid design that keeps you aware of the world around you, while still delivering powerful sound. The eartips gently seal the ear to isolate the loud outside noises, and to give high quality audio. The spatial vent underneath reduces that plugged-ear feeling, and lets through just the right amount of environmental sound so you can stay aware of the things around you. Pixel Buds also have Adaptive Sound, which dynamically adjusts the volume as you move from a quiet environment to a noisy one, so you don’t have to constantly raise or lower the volume.

Clear calls anywhere

When it’s time to talk instead of listen, Pixel Buds make sure the sound of your voice is at the forefront. Two microphones in each earbud focus on the sound of your voice while suppressing other sounds in the background, which extends to the most challenging environments. Pixel Buds have a voice accelerometer that can detect speech through the vibrations of your jawbone, so that you can be heard even in windy conditions, like when you’re running or biking.

Convenience on the go

Long-range Bluetooth connectivity lets you use Pixel Buds even when your phone isn’t by your side. They’ll stay connected three rooms away indoors or a football field-distance away outdoors. Pixel Buds pair easily with Bluetooth 4.0+ laptops, tablets and iOS devices. And with your Pixel phone and other Android 6.0+ devices, they pair with just a single tap.

Pixel Buds automatically detect when they’re in your ear and each earbud gives you handy touch controls: just tap to play or pause, and swipe to adjust volume. With Pixel Buds, you get 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, with up to 24 hours with the wireless charging case. They are sweat and water resistant, so rainy days and intense workouts are no problem.

Helpful wherever you are

Pixel Buds also give you hands-free access to the Google Assistant, so instead of turning to your phone for quick tasks, just say “Hey Google,” and ask the Assistant for whatever you need—playing a podcast, sending a quick text, or translating a foreign language.

Google Pixel Buds will be available next year in the U.S. at $179, and will come in four colors: Clearly White, Oh So Orange, Quite Mint and Almost Black. In the meantime, head over to the Google Store to learn more and sign up for our waitlist to be notified when they’re available.

Google Stadia

Stadia arrives on November 19

Stadia Founder’s Edition will start arriving on gamers’ doorsteps on November 19, 2019. If you were one of the first gamers who pre-ordered and have received your Founder’s Editions, you’ll be able to buy and play your favorite games beginning at 9AM PST/5PM BST/6PM CET on November 19. You can play Red Dead Redemption 2, Mortal Kombat 11, Kine, and more on your TV, laptop, desktop, and select tablets and phones.

Whether you ordered Stadia Founder’s Edition or Premiere Edition, you’ll have three months of Stadia Pro, with access to Destiny 2: The Collection. Using the included Chromecast Ultra and Stadia Controller, you’ll be gaming in up to 4K HDR with 5.1 surround sound when playing on your TV. For any questions on what devices are supported, broadband internet connection requirements, and the details on Stadia Pro, visit stadia.com.

Stadia Founder’s Editions and Stadia Premiere Editions will begin shipping in the same order that pre-orders were received. You’ll get an email when your package ships, and soon after, will receive a code to activate your Stadia account and Stadia Pro.

If you haven’t already pre-ordered, head to stadia.com and join the new generation of gaming where you can play your favourite games across multiple screens. And if you’ve already placed your order, welcome to Stadia

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