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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:41 am

New phone is going to be announced. Google is dropping the Nexus line; their new phones will be under the Pixel name. (rumored).

Google Home gets a price. $129 is the rumor.

The $200 Onhub router is getting dropped and a $129 mesh network router is being added (rumored).

What does everyone hope for? I haven't heard much about VR and this event.
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:08 pm

Hoping the pricing on phones are way less than rumors. I won't spend $650 on a phone.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:36 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Hoping the pricing on phones are way less than rumors. I won't spend $650 on a phone.

At least with Chromebooks "Pixel" is their high end line. I think most Chromebooks are $250-$300, but the Pixel Chromebook is $1,000+
I also hope that Pixel doesn't indicate a premium price. I also heard (as did you on the same podcast) that the Pixel phones will have a supercharged version of Nougat

Yeah Im not sure what supercharged version means. I don't want too much extra bloat in the software.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:53 pm

Google's new Pixel smartphone shows up in leaked image
The smaller of the two devices (picture) may start at $649

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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:19 pm

I just don't see it selling well for that price. Unless there is some crazy feature we don't know. But right now it doesn't seem worth over the nexus 6p even
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Postby simo » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:53 pm

I agree with bmyoungs. Although I'll probably still get the Pixel (5") because I've grown bored of my 5X.
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Postby CrckrJack » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:56 pm

Maybe it has a headphone jack!!!!!!
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Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:44 pm

simo wrote:Source of the post I agree with bmyoungs. Although I'll probably still get the Pixel (5") because I've grown board of my 5X.

But you have man hands, 5" is small by today's standards, even 5.5" isn't considered huge anymore. Wasn't the last Nexus phone 5.9"?
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:09 pm

Tyler wrote:
simo wrote:Source of the post I agree with bmyoungs. Although I'll probably still get the Pixel (5") because I've grown board of my 5X.

But you have man hands, 5" is small by today's standards, even 5.5" isn't considered huge anymore. Wasn't the last Nexus phone 5.9"?

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Postby Tyler » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:13 pm

Nexus 6 proper was 5.95"
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:50 pm

Tyler wrote:Nexus 6 proper was 5.95"

Last one was 6p though
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Postby itscsalvo » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:45 am

I'm very eager to see what comes out of this Oct. 4 event, especially regarding pricing of the Pixel and Pixel XL. If the rumored $650 starting point for the Pixel is true, I don't know if I'd get either of them.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:03 am

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There was a video about the HBO show Silicon Valley and how they are watching the keynote. I want to see that.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:50 am

I'm not paying close attention, but I saw they have a VR headset. Not sure if it is just a fancier Cardboard or if it has more sensors.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:16 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Google Home gets a price. $129 is the rumor.

This is true. Plus 6 months of Youtube Red....so no benefit?
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:45 pm

Google Wi-Fi is a $129 router that Google thinks will solve all your problems with home internet. Each router is designed to be used as part of a kit, with a number of routers spread across your home to provide one mesh network. There’s even an app to help manage the network without needing to dive into a settings page. It’s broadly similar to kits from Luma or Eero, but reasonably inexpensive, and with the power of Google’s brand.

The router will be available for pre-order in November, shipping in early December. The single router costs $129, and a three-pack is $299.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:26 pm

Its all very cool but I can't justify the price on any of it.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:57 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Its all very cool but I can't justify the price on any of it.

I might cancel my $50 Dot for Google Home....
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:15 pm

Why? Genuinely curious what the $70 difference is
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Postby Tyler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:20 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Why? Genuinely curious what the $70 difference is

Three big things for me.
1) This wouldn't require an additional speaker. The Dot has a built in speak, but it is really weak and needs to be paired with something nicer
2) Google Home will utilize Google apps better. Echo can go Google Calenda, but Google Keep is an app I use all the time. Along with Google reminders
3) Google's knowledge graph is going to be bigger than Echos.

I think with home automation one doesn't beat the other.
Echo does have daily Jeopardy! though...I hope Google has a gimmick like that.

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