The Future Of The Pixel
One thing is clear from Google's recent moves: The tech giant wants to be seen as a serious player in the premium smartphone market. In September, Google reached a $1.1 billion deal with HTC to bring more of the team working on its Pixel smartphones in-house. "We’re excited about the 2017 lineup, but even more inspired by what’s in store over the next five, 10, even 20 years," said Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president for hardware, in a blog post.
By all indications, that 2017 Pixel lineup will be unveiled Wednesday, during an event Google said it has scheduled to introduce "a few new things." The event comes one year after the debut of the Pixel, and is expected to see the reveal of Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. Rumors suggest that the Pixelbook laptop, additional Google Home devices and other products may also be on the way.
In the following slides, we've rounded up what you need to know about the announcements expected at Google's Oct. 4 event.