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Google Rumored to be Working on Its Own Smart Display Device

By James A.

The Google Smart Display devices are coming in, with companies like Lenovo making moves in this area. For those who don’t know, Google Smart Display is both a platform and a type of device inaugurated earlier this year: a smart speaker with a large screen. Lenovo, LG, Sony and JBL got on board and released their versions and now Google is said to be prepping its very own hardware.

It’s just been two years since Google Home was introduced and Google can’t seem to be enough of its own hardware products. It wants to push Google Assistant more and more and thus, here comes a new machine. They have yet to debut a display totting smart speaker, so that’s the main novelty. The new gadget will be powered by Google Assistant, of course, it’ll play YouTube videos and it’ll be helpful in the kitchen for recipes and the likes.

It’s basically Google’s own version of the Lenovo Smart Display. Nikkei Asian writes that sources from inside Google claim that the big G wants to ship around 3 million units for the first batch of the new model or smart speaker, that comes with a display. That’s a rather large number, in a segment that not even Apple could crack. Amazon meanwhile shipped just 315,000 units of the Echo Show last year.

Lenovo Smart Display has already been appreciated by people in the biz, but we can’t see any future evolution of the device. Yes, I know it’s also useful for videocalls, but… is it?! Google has to make its own unit extra cheap and also offer some incentive for buying it. Maybe throw in a subscription or a cool TV show from YouTube.

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Second Generation Google PixelBook Coming This Fall With Narrower Bezels

By Radu Iorga

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have managed to be kept under a heavy lid so far, without registering major leaks somehow. However they aren’t the only thing that Google is preparing for a Fall release. The Big G is also going to showcase a new Google PixelBook, with narrower bezels.

The Pixel 3 event will also include second gen Pixel Buds, according to leakster extraordinaire Evan Blass. His sources also tell him about a Pixel Watch and a second gen PixelBook with smaller bezels, supposed to be shipped before the year end. The PixelBook went on preorder right after it was announced in the first days of October. It had Core i5 models with 128 GB or 256 GB of storage shipping within weeks.

The Core i7 model was harder to come by, arriving in January this year. The PixelBook was recently gone from all major retailers, or discounted on those that kept it. It’s still priced at around $800 and it comes with the promise of “All day battery”, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and a fast charge system. The first model ran on Chrome OS and a 12.3 inch LCD display. It also brought dual speakers and 3 mics, while its CPUs were 7th gen Intel Core models.

The PixelBook 2 may go to a Core i 8th gen CPU and also a bigger screen, fitting in the same body, on account of the small bezels. Expect a versatile format, with keyboard and stylus also part of the experience. Perhaps a beefier battery wouldn’t hurt.

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Another Video Worth Sharing: Ever Wondered What a Google Datacenter Must be Like? Watch This!

By Tim

So while poking about our YouTube channel here I went to the home button and this came up as a recommended video. So I watched it.

It is a few years old, but still, it is simply amazing the tech Google has! They also have some serious security and some innovative ways of not wasting energy.

So go right ahead and watch, you might find this very interesting!

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Next Gen Chromebooks May Sport eSIM, Project Fi Support

By Radu Iorga

You may be wondering what’s next for Chromebooks, now that the Windows on ARM devices are getting hype and talk about their integration of Snapdragon 850 and Snapdragon 1000 CPUs. Well, Chromebooks are about to get better connected.

The latest rumors are saying that the future Chrome OS laptops will come with eSIM and Project Fi support. Traditionally Chromebooks stay glued to WiFi and don’t get any love for 4G LTE, unlike the Windows on ARM machines, which are all about LTE and Always Connected stuff. The eSIM packing models of the future will support both Google’s own network and other carriers’ networks.

The first signs were found by XDA in a code review for open source Chromium, the code on which Chrome and Chrome OS are based. It details a certain “Project Hermes”, with the above mentioned functions. Hermes is all about implementing eSIM support for Chrome OS. It will deliver messages between devices with eSIM chips and carrier servers via profile downloads and service discovery for new carriers.

eSIM tech hasn’t been very available on tablets and laptops and only a few high profile devices have used it. Google Pixel 2 and iPads come to mind. 4G and even 5G capable Chromebooks will make for some pretty solid Windows on ARM competition in the future. It remains to be seen if they can also break the 20 hours of battery life barrier.

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Google Pixel 3 XL prototype shows an all-glass back, giant display notch

By Ron Amadeo

XDA Developers

It looks like we’re quickly learning more about Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone. After a description of the phone and a leak of a screen protector, we’ve now moved on to apparent prototypes of the Pixel 3 XL.

XDA Developers is showing off pictures of a device that lines up exactly with previous reports. The prototype has a very large display notch housing an earpiece and two front-facing cameras. There’s a chin at the bottom, and between the chin and the notch there are two front facing speakers. The notch looks much taller than what’s on the iPhone X, OnePlus 6, or LG G7. For an idea of just how long it is, OnLeaks shared a set of measurements for the Pixel 3 XL, which shows an 8.1mm-tall notch. A typical Android status bar is about 4mm high, so the notch on this phone is would stretch out the status bar to make it double-height, just like on the Essential Phone.

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