Google’s new ‘Mobile World Congress’ announcement video: Google’s next big thing, says CEO Larry Page
Google’s latest video to showcase the company’s next generation of devices, smartphones and cloud computing services comes as the search giant faces increasing competition from Amazon, Facebook and others.
The Google I/O event kicks off Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
PT (1:30 p.m., ET) in Mountain View, Calif., where Google is expected to unveil a slew of new devices, including a pair of Google Nexus devices.
The company also plans to unveil the Pixel smartphone and the Pixel 2 tablet, both of which will be available in October.
Google also plans a series of new hardware devices that will be unveiled later in the week, including an Android-powered tablet called the Pixel C, and the Google Pixelbook, which will have an 8.7-inch screen.
The Pixelbook will be the first Google-branded tablet to come out of China.
Google is also expected to launch the first Nexus smartphone, called the Google PlayBook, later this month.
“This is the moment to make Google,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin in a video that will feature Google’s Larry Page.
“It’s time for us to move beyond our smartphone and tablet roots.
It’s time to build something more.
We have to be a world leader in computing, mobile and the cloud.
It is time for this Google to become something else.”
The first two new devices announced by Google in the video will be priced between $500 and $1,000.
Both devices will feature a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 64-bit version of Android, a fingerprint scanner and a microphone.
Google also plans on launching an Android phone that runs on the Pixelbook.
“Google is building a new computing platform that will make the world a better place,” said Page.
The Google I/”Google Pixel” logo is seen in this illustration taken in Berlin, Germany, May 27, 2021.
Google will announce a new smartphone and cloud services this week.
Google’s new devices will be powered by a new Android operating system called “Google Chrome,” which will include a number of new features including a browser for search and apps, new photo and video sharing features, and new voice and image recognition.
Google says it is working on new “Google Pixelbooks” that will come in October that will offer “the same incredible user experience as our existing Pixel devices.”
The new Pixel devices will also have Google’s signature “Glass” logo on the back, which is expected next month.
Google is also reportedly working on a “Google Glass” device with a smaller display, but Google declined to give any details on that device.
Google has previously said that it would not launch a smartphone in 2018, but it has said it plans to roll out “a handful” of new products in 2018.