Google just revealed the Pixel 4, new Pixel Buds, and more at its biggest event of the year

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  • Google revealed the Pixel 4 during its annual hardware event in New York City on Tuesday.
  • The Pixel 4 is Google’s latest flagship phone, and lots of details about the device had leaked online in the past few months.
  • Google also offered updates for its Nest smart-home products and unveiled a new Pixelbook laptop.
  • This year’s “Made by Google” event was streamed on YouTube, and you can follow the announcements in the feed below.
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Google unveiled its latest flagship phone, the Pixel 4, and several new products during its annual “Made by Google” event in New York City on Tuesday.

Google’s smartphones incorporate the latest improvements to the Android software, making the Pixel products a popular choice for Android enthusiasts. The Pixel 4 will compete with Apple’s newly released iPhone 11 and Samsung’s Galaxy S10 released earlier this year.

Google also introduced new smart-home devices under the Nest brand, as well as updates to its Pixelbook laptop, Pixel Buds, and WiFi products.

The event was streamed on YouTube, and you can check out our live blog below for all the announcements.


11:07 a.m. — The keynote presentation has ended, but we’ll get some hands-on time with the Pixel 4 and some of Google’s other devices. Stay tuned for more updates!

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11 a.m. — The portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz used the Pixel 3 and 4 cameras for a yearlong project. She discusses the ease of using the Pixel’s camera as a professional device.

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10:55 a.m. — Google says the Pixel 4’s Night Sight mode has been improved as well, capable of taking astrophotography shots at night.

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10:50 a.m. — Google says the Pixel 4 will have a dual-lens camera that makes use of a hybrid zoom system and enhanced controls for exposure. The Pixel 4 camera can take HDR 10 Plus photos, and the viewfinder will more closely reflect the HDR effects.

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10:48 a.m. — Marc Levoy will discuss the improvements to the Pixel 4’s camera software.

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10:45 a.m. — The Pixel 4 will start at $US799 and launch on October 24 with all major mobile phone carriers. It will come in three colours: black, white, and bright orange.

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10:41 a.m. — The Pixel 4 has greatly improved integration with Google Assistant, implementing many of the features Google showed off at its developer conference in May, the company says.

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10:36 a.m. — Sabrina Ellis, Google’s senior vice president of product management, introduces the Pixel 4, Google’s new flagship phone.

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10:34 a.m. — Nest WiFi will be available on November 4, starting at $US269 for the router and one access point that will also function as a smart speaker with Google Assistant built in.

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10:32 a.m. — Google announces the Nest WiFi system, an update to its popular Google Home WiFi router and access point released in 2016.

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10:30 a.m. — Google says that in early 2020, it will launch a new Nest Aware subscription package to store video footage from Nest security cameras.

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10:27 a.m. — Google announces the $US49 Nest Mini smart speaker, an update to the Google Home Mini.

GoogleThe Nest Mini comes in four colours: charcoal, chalk, coral, and sky (seen above). It also has a built-in wall mount on the bottom.

10:24 a.m. — Rishi Chandra, a Google vice president, discusses Google’s Nest smart-home devices.

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10:23 a.m. — Google announces the $US649 Pixelbook Go, a new notebook using Chrome OS. Google says it will have 12 hours of battery life, weighs just 2 pounds, and is 13 millimetres thick.

GoogleThe Pixelbook Go in black is available to preorder. Google said a pink colour would be released later.

10:15 a.m. — Ivy Ross, Google’s vice president of hardware design, takes the stage to discuss Google’s design philosophy.

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10:12 a.m. — The new Pixel Buds will be available in the spring for $US179, with the wireless charging case included.

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10:10 a.m. — Google says the new Pixel Buds will have five hours of battery life, and 24 hours with its wireless charging case.

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10:07 a.m. — Google shows off its new Pixel Buds with a design narrative starring the activist Baratunde Thurston and the Google engineering team.

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10:06 a.m. – Stadia, Google’s cloud gaming platform, is confirmed for a November 19 launch date.

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10:02 a.m. — Rick Osterloh, Google’s senior vice president of product, takes the stage to kick off the keynote presentation.

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9:52 a.m. — We’re seated front and centre, waiting for the Google team to take the stage.

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9:25 a.m. — We’re a little over 30 minutes out from the start of the event. Here’s the scene inside the lobby.

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Good morning from The Shed, a “cultural centre” in New York City’s Hudson Yards development that’s the site of this year’s “Made by Google” event.

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