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Google Pixel, Pixel XL Release Date Leaked; Flagship To Feature New 4K Chromecast

By Jomar Teves , Sep 09, 2016 03:20 AM EDT
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Google is on an aggressive stance in entering the smartphone industry as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is expected to be unveiled at an event on October 4. A report that traces its origin from Australia reveals that Google is planning to launch its new armada of Android phones powered by a Nougat OS.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL

According to Ausdroid, Telstra will most likely offer one of the two devices to the market, putting the much larger Google Pixel XL as a much viable option for consumers. In the bright side, the Google Pixel will be available for pre-order starting on October 4 and is rumored to start shipping on October 20.

The United States market is also part of this pre-order feature, simultaneously with the Australian market on October 4. The Pixel and Pixel XL is also most likely to be available at a much sooner date if one was to purchase them directly from Google.

But a possible premise is that pre-orders will start once the new Google phones are unveiled to the public. If this was the case, then it would follow the same strategy with that of previous Nexus devices.

4K Chromecast for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL

Along with the release of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, the company is also speculated to be revealing the all-new 4K Chromecast as well as the official details of the Google Home smart speaker during its hosted event on October 4.

The new Chromecast can be plugged into the back of a TV through an HDMI port. It then eases the mirroring or casting of content from the device that has the 4K Chromecast app. What makes it really interesting is that it just costs $35, less expensive than the other streaming devices of Amazon, Roku and even Apple.

The new 4K Chromecast features a sleeker look to it as now features a disk-shaped plastic device instead of the previous stick design that it had.

It has a longer and more bendable HDMI arm enabling it to hang further away from the TV, refraining users from being distracted. It will be available in three colors, lemon yellow, bright red and black.

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