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Technology Pixel 4 launch in 6 days: All the Google event rumors and what we know so far

20:05  09 october  2019
20:05  09 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Leaked Google Pixel 4 promo video includes gestures, astrophotography mode, and more

Leaked Google Pixel 4 promo video includes gestures, astrophotography mode, and more Another day and another leak

You may remember the Google Wifi router that Google launched in 2016 alongside the first Pixel phone and other hardware. Google ’s Pixel 4 event is currently scheduled for October 15th in New York City, and we ’ll be on the ground to keep you updated as Google makes everything official!

Google 's original Pixel Buds debuted all the way back with the Pixel 2 in 2017. We don't know almost anything about the upcoming product, which isn't a good indicator for the timeliness of a future release; Google has demonstrated that it can't keep secrets, so it must not have any to keep yet.

Launching on Oct. 15, Google's next flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, are crucial for the company. This is especially true given that rivals like Apple launched its iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max with boosted camera features like Night mode, and Samsung is on its way with the relaunch with the Galaxy Fold, in addition to its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones. In short, it's time for Google to step up. True, Google's most recent phones, the midrange Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL, are doing well. Pixel sales doubled and the Pixel 3A continues to impress with its camera, and CNET editor Daniel Van Boom called it the most important phone of 2019.

Pixel 4 launch date leaked while Apple was unveiling the iPhone 11, and we almost missed it

Pixel 4 launch date leaked while Apple was unveiling the iPhone 11, and we almost missed it If you follow tech news closely, then you may have noticed something strange this week. An increasing number of Pixel 4 rumors popped up online just as we were getting closer to Apple’s iPhone 11 announcement. We saw more Pixel 4 units in the wild than ever before, complete with an additional, unexpected color for the series. We even saw the first leaked TV ad for the handset. And on the very same that day Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 series, the Pixel 4’s launch date also leaked.

Google will release the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL on October 15. Here is everything we know so far about the upcoming flagships. On June 14, just days after Google officially confirmed the Pixel 4 design on Twitter, 9to5 Google obtained two leaked photos of the Google Pixel 4 . There’s not much

16, Google sent out invites to its Pixel 4 event , scheduled for Oct. 15. This confirms what we already expected given that ever since the first Pixel launched in 2016 Rumor : Pixel 4 may launch on Sprint. For the past few years, the Pixel phone has launched with US carrier Verizon, even though it

a close up of a device: Last year's Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Angela Lang/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Last year's Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Angela Lang/CNET a yellow and blue surface© Angela Lang/CNET

But last year's Pixel 3 and 3XL didn't sell as well, despite their exceptional cameras and critical acclaim. This could be because the phones are exclusive to Verizon (though they work on other US carriers), plus the fact that people in general aren't buying phones as much as they used to. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL phones are also expensive, unlike the Pixel 3A phones. There have been reported issues with the Pixel 3's performance too (although we at CNET haven't experienced them personally), and the company just settled a class-action lawsuit that will pay out $500 apiece to owners of the first Pixel phone.

Also, here's everything the Pixel 4 needs to compete with Apple and Samsung this year.

The Pixel 4 is set to be announced Oct. 15, as Google sends out event invites

The Pixel 4 is set to be announced Oct. 15, as Google sends out event invites Google has invited the media to see a "few new things Made by Google."

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Pixel 4 rumours : What's happened? This is everything that has been rumoured so far regarding the Pixel There's no further evidence to support the event date but Blass is a prolific leaker and is often right Google revealed in an official blog post via its Twitter handle that the Pixel 4 would be the first

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Google spills the beans on the Pixel 4

More than ever, however, we have a better understanding of what Google's next flagship phones will be capable of. On Aug. 7, the company released the sixth and final beta update for Android Q, now officially known as Android 10. In addition to software, Google unexpectedly "leaked" an official image of the Pixel 4 in June, and then later threw another curveball by releasing a video on YouTube about the phone's face unlock and motion-sensing capabilities.

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will serve as Google's ultimate take on its mobile OS, which is also the most popular OS in the world, and the phones must stand out, not only from the Apple iPhone but other Android rivals, such as those from Samsung . Right now we are about a month away from its release, so in the meantime, read on to see what has been speculated so far and check back as we update this piece with interesting rumors as they arise.

Google stuck a giant coral Pixel 4 ad in Times Square

Google stuck a giant coral Pixel 4 ad in Times Square It looks like Google definitely plans to release a coral-colored variant of the Pixel 4. On Monday, the same day the company invited journalists to its October 15th event in New York City, Google put an ad up on the Marriott Marquis building in Times Square. The ad, first spotted by Reddit user 'LousyTX,' invites onlookers to put October 15th in their calendars. More interestingly, it gives us our first official look at the Pixel 4 in its vibrant new color. The model had leaked in the multiple pre-release hands-on videos that were uploaded throughout last week.

Google 's Pixel 4 and 4 XL are anticipated to be revealed in just a few days , not that there's too The only particulars regarding pricing that have leaked so far are for Canada (courtesy of Evan Blass). We know the Pixel 4 will have two rear cameras. Full specs and earlier leaks have confirmed we 'll

Here's everything we know so far . The Pixel 4 is shaping up to be the most ambitious smartphone Google has ever launched . Exciting new features, ranging from secure facial identification, to the ability to control the device with air gestures, and — if rumors bear out — a 90Hz display, have made us

Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL look familiar, but are more affordable

Confirmed: The Pixel 4 exists, has square camera setup

As mentioned above, the Pixel 4 is a real phone -- none other than Google announced that it's coming. Not only did the company confirm the name, but it included an image, which depicts multiple rear cameras encased in a square housing.

Google Pixel 4: What to expect from its upcoming gesture controls

  Google Pixel 4: What to expect from its upcoming gesture controls With the launch of Google's next flagship smartphone just a few weeks away, rumors and leaks about the upcoming series are published on a near-daily basis, while some days we have been lucky enough to get an official Google update. If the rumors and leaks are true about Google's upcoming Pixel 4 smartphone series supporting a wide range of gesture controls -- and it's likely they are due to the sheer number of corresponding details -- the lineup will support movements like making a pinching gesture or waving a hand.In fact, Google published an official video teasing the latter feature back in July.

Google has already spilled the official word on several details, and others have come out thanks to rumours and reports. It'll still be potentially weeks before Google Wondering whether you should hold out 'til later this year? Here's what we know and have heard so far about the Google Pixel 4 .

Google is following Apple's example, revealing that the Pixel 4 will also use the face unlock tool for Rumors were circulating about the Face ID rival since Google first tweeted a rendering of the back of the Typically, the tech giant waits until its big unveiling event in October to show off its newest tech.

There was another, less official instance when Google confirmed the existence of the phone in April, when a Google employee commented on Google's Android Open Source Project. Buried in a thread about Google's memory error detection tool, and spotted first by 9to5Google, the comment refers to the Pixel 4 twice:

a screenshot of a cell phone: A Google employee confirms the company is developing the Pixel 4. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. A Google employee confirms the company is developing the Pixel 4. Screenshot by Lynn La/CNET

In the comment, the poster writes, "The plan was to first deploy this on Pixel 3 and make sure that everything actually works. Then move on to Pixel 4 and so on. If I had a Pixel 4 device..." Though the thread doesn't go on to reveal anything else about the phone, at least we learned that it's called the Pixel 4 and that it's on its way.

Confirmed: We'll see it Oct. 15

On Sept. 16, Google sent out invites to its Pixel 4 event, scheduled for Oct. 15. This confirms what we already expected given that ever since the first Pixel launched in 2016, Google has released its flagship phones in October. The pattern usually goes like this: Google holds its I/O developer conference in May to go over the latest Android OS and software updates. Then in October it has another presser that highlights Google's hardware developments and introduces a new flagship running the Android version previewed in May. There have been curveballs -- for instance, this year Google unveiled the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL in May. But it looks like this time around we'll see the Pixel 4 (and likely any smart home endeavors) in October.

Pixel Buds 2 are likely to be announced later this month, source says

  Pixel Buds 2 are likely to be announced later this month, source says A new source says Google’s next wireless earbuds will arrive shortly, potentially at the October 15 Made by Google event.That source recently spoke to 9to5Google, and says Google will soon introduce second-generation wireless earbuds, although they didn't mention the Google event by name.

Google 's Pixel event is set for Tuesday, Oct. 9, and we 'll likely see more than just phones. But for smartphone enthusiasts, there is plenty to look forward to.

Another week came and went and with it came the usual stories, rumors and leaks. And none of those are more frequent these days than the Pixel 4 -themed ones. The current lineup of iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are enjoying a great reception in India, bringing back the glory days of the iPhone 6 .

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Confirmed: It will have face unlock and motion sensors

Face unlock and motion sensors were rumored back in June and confirmed by Google on July 29. The company released a video and blog post showing that the Pixel 4 will have a Soli radar chip. This will allow the Pixel 4 to have face unlock, which is similar to Apple's Face ID, and the feature will be secure enough to verify digital payments. The chip can also sense motion, and lets you "skip songs, snooze alarms and silence phone calls" by waving your hand in front of the phone. The technology was developed internally by Google's Advanced Technology and Projects team.

The feature is not unlike the LG G8 ThinQ and offers a glimpse into a touchless phone future. The FCC first granted Google approval to use Project Soli sensors in December 2018 for aircraft.

Confirmed: Pixel 4 in orange

Google confirmed that either the Pixel 4 or 4 XL will come in a new shade of orange, thanks to a huge billboard in Times Square. The advertisement, which is meant to drum up hype for the Oct. 15 event, shows the phone in its new color. This verifies a previous unofficial image posted on Chinese social network Weibo that showed a bright orange Pixel 4. Besides black and white, previous Pixel colors include blue, purple and pink. While I'm not a fan of this particular shade of orange, it definitely stands out from the crowd.

Google's Pixel 4 may invoke Assistant when you raise the phone

  Google's Pixel 4 may invoke Assistant when you raise the phone It's not that difficult to invoke Google Assistant on most Pixel phones, whether it's saying "hey Google," squeezing the sides or making an on-screen gesture. With the Pixel 4, however, it might become downright trivial. A 9to5Googlereport claims the upcoming device will let you start Assistant commands just by raising your device and starting to speak. You'd just have to do what comes instinctively to ask about the weather or turn on some lights.

If Google follows a similar pattern for the Pixel 4 , we should expect the phones to be announced Tuesday, Oct. Either way, receiving an official design confirmation three months before the handset's eventual launch is not very likely, so we 'll need to hold out until closer to the release for further

We already know quite a bit about Google 's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which will be announced during a special event on Oct. 15 in New York City. The Pixel line has always had a two-tone look on the back of the phone, but photos and videos leaked so far show a single color across the entire device.

Confirmed: Pixel 4 'coming soon' to Best Buy

Even though the phone hasn't officially launched yet, sellers are getting ahead of the game. US retailer Best Buy has its own splash page for the Pixel 4, saying that it's "coming soon," and posting an image of the phone's back. Though it's not a photo, the image shows Google doing away with the two-tone glass shade. The back of the phone is now one single solid color. A video leak spotted by Slashleaks and 9to5Google also shows the back of the phone as a solid slab of black.

Likely: Pixel 4 has one front-facing camera

Back in June, supposedly a Pixel 4 was spotted in the wild by a tipster for 9to5Google showing that the phone had two front cameras (like the current Pixel 3) and a large "forehead." But Google's sketch of the Pixel 4, which was used to show where the Soli radar chip was located on the phone's front-facing array, also showed that the phone had a single front-facing camera.

We're unsure why Google would drop the second wide-angle camera from the phone, as it was useful on the Pixel 3 for taking wide selfie shots. Seeing how Google can render portrait photos with just one lens, perhaps the Pixel 4 will be capable of taking standard and wide-angle shots using just software. Google declined a request for comment.

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Google I/O recap, AR for your feet

Likely: Pixel 4 will run Android 10

As with past Pixel phones, the Pixel 4 line will be one of the first phones to run Android's latest OS. We know it won't be the first though, considering that the OnePlus 7T is available now and serves up Android 10 out of the box. Up until this year, Google OS names were alphabetical, and the upcoming update was temporarily known as Android Q. We know now that its official name is Android 10 and it will reportedly have a systemwide dark mode, new permissions features, improved facial recognition and enhanced security.

The Pixel 4 may introduce 'raise to talk' for Google Assistant

  The Pixel 4 may introduce 'raise to talk' for Google Assistant We know that an improved Google Assistant is on the way, and this might be one of the upgrades.According to 9to5Google, a new 'raise to talk' option is in development, where you only need to lift up your phone and start talking to use Google Assistant.

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are slated to be launched at an event in New York on October 15, 2019. The devices have been at the receiving end of However, it seems that Google might just have one final surprise left up its sleeve, which hadn’t been leaked so far . A new report now suggests that

Rumor: It may be able to call for help in a crash

The new Pixel 4 may be able to use the phone's accelerometer and microphone to sense whether or not you were involved in a crash, according to XDA Developers. The feature would be available in the Pixel 4's Emergency Information app and can call 911 automatically, too. After it detects a crash, the phone would play an alert at max volume and vibrate. If you don't mute the phone, the app will then contact emergency services and make your location accessible.

Rumor: Pixel 4 may launch on Sprint

For the past few years, the Pixel phone has launched with US carrier Verizon, even though it worked on other networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. But a leaked photo of the Pixel 4 posted by XDA Developers shows the phone running on Sprint's network. Though Sprint is the country's fourth largest carrier, it is due to merge with T-Mobile soon. Being sold by more carriers instead of just one would also expand the Pixel's availability, which may have previously hurt sales.

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Rumor: Pixel 4 may have a 90Hz display

Perhaps joining the ranks of the OnePlus 7 Pro and the Razer Phone 2, the Pixel 4 may be equipped with a 90Hz display according to 9to5Google. That means that while most phones have a refresh rate of 60 frames per second (put in another way, in 1 second the display refreshes 60 times), the Pixel 4 would refresh at 90fps.

From our time reviewing phones with 90Hz displays, we can attest that actions like scrolling through webpages and apps do feel more fluid, and it'd be an exciting feature to have on the Pixel 4.

Rumor: Pixel 4 XL may have thick bezels

An alleged photo of the PIxel 4 XL shows the phone looking pretty similar to the Pixel 3 XL. It has a large display and thick bezels at the top and bottom, and it shows a homescreen that says, "Welcome to your new Pixel."

Rumor: Pixel 4 XL is a good gaming phone?

A purported video of the Pixel 4 XL, running nearly 6 minutes long, shows the phone performing as a decent gaming phone. Posted by a Vietnamese tech blog called ReLab, the video shows the phone with a white design, matte-black edges and an orange power button. In addition to the aforementioned 90Hz display, other specs include a 6.23-inch, a 1,440p screen and a 3,700-mAh battery.

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Pixel 4 may have been spotted in public

Rumor: Pixel 4 XL could also have two back cameras

While previous Pixel XLs launched with just a single camera on the back, leaked photos posted on (once again) SlashLeaks indicate that the Pixel 4 XL may have two rear cameras. Google has typically relied on its camera software to do things like taking portrait photos that other phones require multiple rear cameras to accomplish, so it's interesting that Google may possibly add another. The same leaked photos also show the phone with the aforementioned hole-punch display.

Rumor: Pixel 4 might have improved dual-SIM capabilities

The Pixel 4 may have a feature that would allow a user to switch between two functioning phone lines. This is an update from the previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 (and their larger counterparts the Pixel 2 XL and 3 XL). Those phones have a standard SIM card slot and an eSIM. While you could have two numbers provisioned for the device, you could only talk, text or use data on one line, while the other remained inactive. In other words, only one SIM could be activated at a time.

But the Pixel 4 would be able to have two active SIMs. If either is being used to make a call or text, however, the other line won't be able to take calls or text for the time being. This is similar to how the new iPhones and other Android phones operate.

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Originally published March 8.

Updates, May 26: Adds info about Pixel class-action lawsuit; June 6: Adds Google employee confirmation and Skinomi renders; June 12: Adds Google first-look info; June 26: Adds additional rumors, including Project Soli; July 30: Adds Soli radar chip and single front-facing camera confirmation; Aug. 11: Adds 90Hz display rumor; Sept. 2: Adds Sprint carrier rumor; Sept. 13: Adds Best Buy confirmation and other rumors; Sept. 18: Adds official launch date and confirmed orange color; Oct. 1: Adds crash assistance rumor.

The Pixel 4 may introduce 'raise to talk' for Google Assistant .
We know that an improved Google Assistant is on the way, and this might be one of the upgrades.According to 9to5Google, a new 'raise to talk' option is in development, where you only need to lift up your phone and start talking to use Google Assistant.

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