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This article was published on September 20, 2016


Google is hosting an event on October 4 and will almost certainly launch new hardware

Google is hosting an event on October 4 and will almost certainly launch new hardware


Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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We’ve been hearing rumors about an upcoming Google event for some time now, and the company has finally confirmed that it’s hosting one on October 4 in San Francisco.

The company sent out invites to the event and also tweeted from its @googlenexus account about it, embedding a teaser clip from YouTube; there’s also a new Google page with the aforementioned date (adjusted for your time zone) and what looks like an outline of a smartphone. All signs point to new hardware, but the company isn’t explicitly saying so just yet.

Google is expected to launch two new ‘Pixel’ branded smartphones designed by HTC – adopting the label it uses for its line of Chromebooks and ditching the ‘Nexus’ name – as well as a 4K-capable Chromecast, a Daydream VR viewer and a 7-inch tablet.

Images of the phones also leaked earlier today, showing a new launcher that leaves off the Nexus name.

The anticipation is palpable; thankfully, we only have to wait another two weeks to see what Google really has in store.

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