October 4th is officially here! The day many Android fans and smartphone enthusiasts have been waiting for. It's the day that Google announces the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, as well as other Google made devices. Below, you may watch the event live and I will also be holding a live blog below as the event unfolds.
11:10am - Checking in! Good morning! Excited for this upcoming event!
12:00pm - Event is underway!
12:04pm - Discussing Google Maps and Google Translate being discussed
12:06pm - Discussing AI
12:11pm - Showing an example of two people speaking using Google Translate
12:12pm - Rick Osterloh has taken the stage
12:12pm - Looks like Verizon will be exclusive carrier again. Verizon sales reps are in front row.
12:13pm - Rick states Google has brought over 2000 employees from HTC
12:14pm - Google showing off past devices
12:15pm - 55 millions Chromecast devices around the world. Over 100 million new Google Assistant answers
12:17pm - Strong emphasis on AI and hardware.
12:20pm - Rishia Chandra takes the stage. Head of Home team.
12:21pm - Google Home being talked about.
12:22pm - Voice Match being discussed. Home will identify your specific voice. New feature will be rolled out today on all existing Google Homes.
12:23pm - Hands free calling coming today to Google Home.
12:24pm - Isabelle Olsson on stage to continue talking about Home.
12:25pm - Talking about Home design.
12:25pm - Google Home Mini officially announced.
12:26pm - Discussing Google Home Mini in depth. Will have 360 degree sound.
12:28pm - Google Home Mini pre-order starts today and will be only $49. Wow.
12:30pm - Google Home Mini will come in 3 different colors.
12:31pm - Google Home now compatible with over 1000 smart products.
12:31pm - Nest CEO on stage.
12:32pm - Familiar Faces feature being discussed with the Nest doorbell. The doorbell will tell you who it is. Wow.
12:35pm - Broadcast feature being discussed. Will broadcast a message to all the Google Homes in the house.
12:39pm - Google partnered with Disney to bring content to the Google Home. Will be rolled out later this month.
12:41pm - Google Home Max was officially announced
12:42pm - Smart Sound feature being discussed.
12:44pm - Google Home Max will come in 2 colors: Chalk and Charcoal. Will be released in December and retails for $399.
12:46pm - Demoing the Google Home Max
12:47pm - Google Pixelbook just announced.
12:48pm - 10mm thin and 1kg light. 4-in-1 design on the Pixelbook.
12:50pm - 12.3-inch touchscreen. Quad HD screen. 235ppi. i5 and i7 processor. up to 16GB of RAM. 10 hours of battery life. 2 hours of use in just 15 minutes of charging.
12:52pm - Google Assistant built-in on the Pixelbook
12:53pm - Pixelbook Pen is a companion for the Pixelbook.
12:56pm - Can use the apps on your phone on the Pixelbook.
12:57pm - Pixelbook comes in 3 configurations. Starts at $999. Pixelbook Pen will be $99. Pre-order available today.
12:58pm - Looks like it's smartphone time.
1:00pm - Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL officially announced! 5-inch and 6-inch respectively.
1:01pm - The new phones will have front-facing speakers. Confirmed.
1:02pm - No headphone jack. Bad move, Google.
1:02pm - Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Simply White colors for the Pixel 2.
1:03pm - 2 colors for the Pixel 2 XL - Just Black and Simple Black and White (two-toned) colors for the Pixel 2 XL.
1:03pm - Shots fired at Apple. Google keeping same features on BOTH phones.
1:05pm - Now Playing feature will always listen for music and tell you what song is playing without you do anything.
1:06pm - Showing the new Google Pixel Launcher. Google search bar now on the bottom.
1:07pm - Active Edge feature - Squeeze the phone to interact with certain features. Hello HTC.
1:09pm - Google Assistant getting smarter and does more with just a simple command.
1:10pm - Both devices will launch with Android Oreo.
1:11pm - Google Lens preview underway.
1:12pm - Google Lens uses the camera to give you information on what the camera focuses on.
1:15pm - Augmented reality is being shown on the Pixel 2. AR Stickers (exclusive to Pixel) literally, puts digital images into your photos or camera view.
1:19pm - DXOMARK gave Pixel 2 camera a score of 98, the highest ever given to a smartphone. Wow.
1:21pm - Portrait mode via software being discussed. No dual camera configuration.
1:22pm - OIS and EIS on video recording.
1:22pm - Motion Photos records video before and after an image taken.
1:25pm - Pixel 2 users will get free unlimited storage in the highest resolution in Google Photos.
1:26pm - The handsets will have 'Super Fast Charging' and be water resistant.
1:27pm - Pixel 2 starts at $649. Pixel 2 XL starts at $849. No shock there. Both will be available for pre-order today. Google Home Mini will be a free gift with the purchase of the phone. Verizon will be the exclusive US carrier once again.
1:31pm - Google Daydream View 2017 officially announced.
1:32pm - Will start at $99.
1:33pm - Google Pixel Buds officially announced. Wireless headphones.
1:34pm - Google Assistant built-in the Pixel Buds as well as Google Translate. Wow. Game changer.
1:36pm - Supports 40 languages.
1:36pm - Comes in 3 colors. Pre-order begins today and will retail for $159. Releases in November.
1:37pm - Google Clips officially announced.
1:38pm - Google Clips works with Pixel smartphones. It's a hands-free camera.
1:41pm - Retails at $249 and is coming soon.
1:43pm - Visit store.google.com to view all of the products.
1:43pm - Event over.