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Key takeaways from Google’s pixel 2 launch event

Google launched Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th, 2017. In this event, they also launched few other interesting products along with the Pixel phones. Let us see in detail about those products in this blog.

Google Pixel Buds:

Google Pixel buds

Google introduces the first pair of headphones with built-in Assistant. The headphones will be tethered together by a wire but connect to your phone via Bluetooth. The buds are circular and feature an adjustable loop that will help them stay in your ear.

Google assures up to five hours of listening time on a single charge with another 24 hours of battery life waiting in the included charging case’s 620 mAh battery. You can access Google’s Assistant via along press on the touch-sensitive right earbud. You can also tap for play/pause and swipe for volume control.

The Real-Time Translation is also listed in features of Pixel Buds. Using Google Translate and machine learning, the Pixel buds will translate conversations in real time. At the launch, 40 languages will be support for the Real-Time translation but it looks like this will be a Pixel only feature for the time being.

The Google buds will currently work with Android version Marshmallow and above or iOS 10 and above.

Google Clips:

Google clips

Google Clips uses Machine learning technology to automatically sense interesting which needs to capture and will also start recording it as video to save your best moments.

Clips can upload pictures or video footage to Google Photos automatically,  and don’t need internet. From here you can share your favourite moments and even use Google Photos to create memorable movies and albums. You don’t need an internet connection for Clips, either. All it needs is your phone, and you’re ready to roll.

Google Clips can mount to a variety of objects using its built-in hardware, so you’ll be able to get footage of things you normally wouldn’t have access to. Put it in a crib, a jacket, or even a skateboard. The choice is yours. Clips can get about 3 hours of recording in before you have to charge it in again, so you shouldn’t have to worry about it.

If you prefer to grab photos instead of video, just save a frame from one of the clips it snagged. Google is trying to make Clips extremely versatile, and it seems like it should be an extremely interesting product for those who love to share short moments in their life.

Google Pixel 2 grabs DxOMark best smartphone camera crown:

DXOCamera

Samsung had tied for DxOMark’s best camera title, Google has just announced on stage that the Pixel 2 has now taken the crown with a score of 98,.

The Google Pixel 2 trumps both Samsung Galaxy Note8 the and the iPhone 8, which just received a score of 94. With a 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor and a f/1.8 aperture, the Pixel camera is extremely hard to beat.

The new Pixel camera has Google’s electronic image stabilization paired with optical image stabilization technology, so it should be able to stabilize even the shakiest of images and video. And provides unlimited full-size upload to Google Photos, you’ll be able to keep all the photos and videos you shoot without losing any quality.

The main features that gave the Pixel 2 this score were the wide dynamic range in all lighting conditions, strong flash performance, a high level of detail preservation, and pleasing foreground and background blur for portraits.

On the video side, DxO says that the camera had fast and accurate autofocus, good noise reduction and detail preservation, very good stabilization, and decent white balance.

The Google Pixel 2 received a score 99 for photos and 96 for videos, that equated to that overall score – 98.

Pixel 2 to include a preview of Google Lens, along with AR stickers:

In the past, Google officially announced its new project Google Lens. It is a new app that would let users take pictures and get information about the subject of those images via Google Assistant. Today, the company confirmed that its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will be the first to have a preview version of Google Lens. Google showed off how Lens will work on a few demos.

You can be able to add animated AR stickers to pictures and videos. Some of them will be based on properties such as the  Saturday Night Live, NBA, and Netflix’s Stranger Things. In the demo, we saw an AR sticker based on that show’s main monster, the Demogorgon, as if it was on stage.

Google announces new Daydream View (2017):

Google Day dream

Google has revealed its new Daydream View VR headset. To justify, the new headset will have a wider, more “immersive,” field of view than its predecessor, presumably to accommodate the recent trend of bezel-less smartphones, and will also include a dedicated slot to house its controller. It arrives with a removable, over-the-top head strap, which could go some way to making the headset feel more secure (this was sorely missing from the original Daydream View).

As for its dimensions, it measures 6.6 x 4.6 x 3.9 inches and weighs 9.2 ounces.

The current devices that support the headset are given below, but others are likely to be added in the coming months:

  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel
  • Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Axon 7
  • Mate 9 Pro
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z2
  • ZenFone AR

Thus we saw in detail about the products launched by Google. In the next blog, we will see in detail about the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phone and its features.


Pangaj,
Android Team,
Mallow Technologies.

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