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Google has announced the date for its Pixel-centric “Made by Google” event, joining Microsoft and presumably also Apple with fall product releases.
The live event will be held on October 6 at 10:00 AM ET, and Google is expected to announce its latest Pixel devices. The lineup is most likely the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Google Pixel Watch.
The company also plans to announce additions to the Nest smart home product line. The event will take place in the Williamsburg neighborhood of NYC, as well as an online event on Google’s website.
Google gave a sneak peek of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Google Pixel Watch at Google I/O in May 2022. The Pixel 7 phones will run Android 13 and feature the next generation of Google’s Tensor chip.
Tensor is the company’s custom chip that powers computational features for photos, videos, speech recognition, and security.
The Google Pixel Watch is the company’s first watch designed and built itself. Google acquired the fitness company Fitbit in 2021, and users can expect to see wellness and health features in the operating system.
A rumor suggests that the prices for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will remain the same as the Pixel 6 lineup from 2021. The Pixel 7 will cost $599, while the Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899.
Microsoft & Apple in October
Microsoft announced its event for October 12 starting at 10:00 AM ET. Rumors point to Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 announcements.
Both devices are expected to include 12th-generation Intel chips, an upgrade from the 11th-generation chips inside the Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 4 from 2021. These chips could be an Intel Core i5-1235U and Core i7-1255U.
Apple is also expected to have an October event for the release of macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and new hardware. The iPad and iPad Pro lines are expected to see refreshes, as is some of the Mac line.
A 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip could see an announcement, and also the M1 possibly the Mac mini could see an update nearly two years after launch.