This week we talk about the big Google Home Hub leak, the Nocturne Pixel tablet leak (probably Google’s?), and the first look at the long-rumored Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3.
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- ‘Google Home Hub’ is Google’s first-party Smart Display, leaks in new renders
- Google Home Hub may be priced aggressively at $149, a reported retail listing says
- Comment: A few places Google Home Hub can one up the Smart Display competition
- Brydge accidentally reveals its new Chrome OS keyboards, possible Pixelbook hardware
- Google Pixel 3 ‘pink’ variant hinted at in Japanese teaser site source code
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leak again in first purported official press renders
- Google Pixel 3 teaser page for Japan gets a new URL, minor updates
- Latest Pixel 3 XL leak focusses on dual front-facing cameras, new Google Assistant UI
- Possible first look at Google’s ‘Pixel Stand’ charging accessory for Pixel 3/XL [Update]
More stories this week:
- Google Daydream testing AR, 6DoF controllers w/ ML, and mobile Android apps in VR
- Here’s every new Android phone being announced in October — it’s going to be a busy month
- Hands-on: Fuchsia OS, meet Chrome — or at least a rudimentary Chromium build [Video]
- Google, carriers begin enabling ELS on Android for more accurate location when calling 911
- Google Play Points rewards program goes official, only works in Japan for now
- Google Photos 4.1 preps new ‘live albums’ that auto-add people, pets [APK Insight]
- Gboard 7.6 briefly enables floating keyboard, preps Smart Reply, more [APK Insight]
- Gmail’s Smart Reply prototype thought ‘Sent from my iPhone’ was a good response
- Gmail will soon let you disable Smart Reply on the desktop