Last week— now it’s Google’s turn. The company’s stream Wednesday follows its in August, and the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G, both 5G phones, along with a new Chromecast and Google TV and a , the Nest Audio. But no surprises, other than the Hold for Me phone feature which puts those awful you’re-on-hold-forever calls in Google Assistant’s hands.
The Pixel 5 announcement, as CNET’s Lynn La suspects, the “leaks” are part of Google’s marketing strategy)., has been leakier than ancient plumbing (or perhaps,
Google’s latest flagship adds 5G support to Google’s rota, and it went live on Google’s store before the announcement. It starts at $699 (£599, AU$999). That fits in with its Stadia cloud-gaming service strategy. The camera adds Portrait LIght and Night Sight in portrait to the camera. And with a new phone, Google’s added a big bundle of services a la Apple One.
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The $50 (£60, AU$99) updated Chromecast has a new remote with an Assistant button, plus dedicated buttons for high-profile streaming services. “A more helpful TV” is Google’s tagline for Google TV, which seems to be Android TV: The Next Generation. It updates the recommendation engine and delivers better search results, plus aggregates your streaming subscriptions.