Get ready for an exciting hardware season ahead! With Apple announcing its iPhone 15 event, Google is also joining the fray. The upcoming Pixel iteration is all set to make its grand entrance on October 4 in the vibrant city of New York. This event is expected to showcase the highly anticipated Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro flagships. This follows the introduction of the Pixel 7a during the I/O event and Google’s debut in the foldable phone space with the Pixel Fold.
If history is any indication (and it usually is), the annual Made by Google event in the fall is going to treat us to an array of fresh hardware. Alongside that, we’re likely to meet the newest addition to their lineup, the Pixel Watch 2. Last year’s Pixel Watch brought about mixed reviews, but it was generally well-received as Google’s first true Wear OS device. A lot of its successes can be attributed to Google’s acquisition of Fitbit back in 2019.
Meanwhile, Google’s smartphone range has been undergoing quite the transformation since the game-changing Pixel 6 in 2021. The Pixel 6 introduced a premium redesign, enhanced camera capabilities, and the introduction of Google’s in-house Tensor chip. Leaks have already begun to surface, giving us a sneak peek of the device’s appearance (resembling the Pixel 7) and revealing that the Tensor G3 chip will boast nine cores and be built on the Arm Immortalis architecture.
Speaking of other anticipated unveilings, the Pixel Tablet isn’t slated for an update, although it’s been quite a while since the Nest/Home line received any substantial updates. Google does seem to have shifted its focus away from smart home offerings, so this could be a prime opportunity to address that and bring meaningful updates to the table.
The big event is scheduled to start at 10 AM ET and will be available for livestreaming on YouTube. And, as always, we’ll be right there, soaking up all the excitement in person.