Google is holding an event on October 4 in San Fransisco where it is expected to launch the much-awaited Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Alongside these smartphones, the company is expected to launch a slew of new devices including the new high-end Pixelbook, Daydream View VR 2, Home Mini Speaker, and much more. The Pixel 2 smartphones are expected to be made by HTC’s mobile division which Google has recently acquired.
How to watch the Live Stream
The event is scheduled to start at 9 AM Pacific Time which translates to 9:30 PM India Standard Time. The company will be live-streaming the event through its official YouTube channel. There aren’t any restrictions as to who can watch the livestream like Apple, anybody with access to YouTube can watch the event live. You can also watch the livestream below in the embedded video box when it starts.
The alleged Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are said to be launching in two colour variants and will have looks similar to the original Pixel devices. According to previous reports, it is believed that the new devices will just be a minor upgrade over the previous generation. Interestingly, the Pixel 2 will also feature the Active Edge Sense feature similar to the one seen in the HTC U11. The recently leaked renders of the device also show that it will feature thick bezels along with a single camera setup on the back.
It is also being said that both these devices will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, which is interesting as it recently launched Android 8.0 Oreo.