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Google launch event today.
Self-learning machine translation – Billions of queries able to be translated
Text to speech – natural language, analyze the raw underlying soundwaves of spoken word.
Google Allo, assistant continuously learns.
Rick Osterloh, hardware at Google. Hardware has become more complex.
Building hardware and software together allows us to deliver the best of hardware and software. Regardless of form factor. Our devices just work for you.
This is a natural step and we have lots in store today. Let’s get started with phones.
Pixel Phone by Google
We designed everything. Rear glass with polished aluminum case.
Hardware and software work together.
Pixel is first with Google Assistant
Cloud for photos
Mobile Virtual Reality.
Assistant understands context of screen to deliver result.
Assistant completes OpenTable reservation.
DXO Mark Mobile photo rating of 80, highest rating ever for a smartphone.
12.3 MP rear camera.
Software based smartburst photos, camera will self-select best photo.
Google Photos is built in.
Pixel owners will get free unlimited photo/video storage.
Google Duo… knock knock previews the video caller
Pixel battery – quick charge 7 hrs of power with 15 min of charging.
Transfer of messages, calendars, email, etc.
5″ or, 5.5″ size
Available in 3 colors… Quite Black, Really Blue , Very Silver
Daydream VR ready
Verizon exclusive partner and
Google store price $649 or $27/mo
12:40 PM Clay – Google VR
It’s something we believe will be something important. Impact how we work, learn, and explore.
Daydream mobile VR. Apps, phones, controllers.
Daydream View VR Headset
– Comfort – Soft breathable fabrics, using clothing designers. 30% lighter.
– Easy to use
– Room for glasses
Pixel phones are Daydream ready. Others from partners will be, too.
Snow, Crimson, Slate colors available.
12:46 Adrienne VR Partnerships for Daydream
JK Rowling partners with Google for new VR adventure.
GunJack 2 … POV shooter for DayDream VR.
50 partners to deliver apps/games before year end.
Google Streetview… Faroe island sheepview
YouTube 360 and VR demos
November launch $79
Mario, Google Home
OnHub and improvements …
Google Wifi… multiple points work together
Network assist optimizes behind the scenes.
Companion app to pause wifi access.
Ship in Dec
1 pk $129
Chromecast now at 30 million sold.
Chromecast Ultra – 4K, UHD, Dolby Vision with ethernet adaptor
Google Play movies in 4K in November
12:58 PM Google Home
Ask with your voice.
Touch panel on top to control
Far-field microphones with mute.
Dual passive side radiators and front facing driver speakers.
Music demo with voice volume control.
Compatible with Spotify, Pandora, Google Music, TuneIn. Set default music service.
Cast audio support from other Android devices.
Google Home gets answers to your questions.
Demo of Knowledge Graph query retrieval. With featured snippets.
“My Day” will summarize your agenda for the day.
Voice controlled timers
Google Assistant Shopping lists.. .Google Keep?
“Flip a coin”
Phillips, Nest, IFTT, Samsung SmartThings partners
Chromecast will allow control of TV.
No phones needed. YouTube on TV via Chromecast.
Control with voice… pause
Netflix soon to support Google casting via Chromecast.
Google Photos on the TV.. via Chromecast example
Voicecasting control of speaker systems and Google cast speakers and embedded TVs.
Multiroom casting with same content.
$129 with free YouTbe red for 6 months.
Ships Nov 4. Pre-order today. 6 base colors and 6 fabric colors.[Google Home New Commerical]
1:18 Scott Huffman Google Assistant
Open ecosystem. Partners and others will offer snippets from trusted websites.
Actions on Google launch in December.
Direct Actions – like Google Home automation, expands on
Conversation Actions – like booking Uber take more conversation. API.AI
Future work in voice contexts on other devices.
Ask what you want, Google will find it,
Actions on Google
Google Assitant SDK to launch next year
1:24 PM Scott
The Phone and Google Home first to bring Google Assistant