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Google announces a slew of new gadgets you have to get now

It was only a few short weeks ago that Apple held its annual event to announce its shiny new gadgets. Of course, the big news from Apple was three new iPhone models, with the iPhone X headlining the show.

This week was Google’s turn. The Google Hardware Event was held in San Francisco on Wednesday and the tech giant didn’t disappoint.

Google announced several new gadgets at its Hardware Event this week. The most impressive new devices include smartphones, smart speakers, and a high-end laptop. Let’s take a look at some of the things that were announced.

Google Pixel 2

The company introduced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones on Wednesday. These are second generation models of Google’s popular line of phones that were launched last year.

The Pixel 2 is manufactured by HTC and the Pixel 2 XL is built by LG. The headphone jack has been eliminated from both models.

Here is a chart comparing some tech specs:

Google Pixel 2Google Pixel 2 XL
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 with Google UIAndroid 8.0 with Google UI
Display5-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED

Gorilla Glass 5 441ppi

6-inch 2880 x 1440 pOLED

Gorilla Glass 5 538ppi

Rear Camera12.2MP f/1.8

1.4µm pixels

12.2MP f/1.8

1.4µm pixels

Front Camera8MP, 1.4µm pixels8MP, 1.4µm pixels
Video Capture4K @30fps, 1080p @120fps

720p @240 fps

4K @30fps, 1080p @120fps

720p @240 fps

Battery2700 mAh non-removable3520 mAh non-removable
Storage64 / 128GB64 / 128GB
Water resistanceYes, IP67Yes, IP67

Watch this demonstration video to get a brief overview of the Pixel 2:

Google Home Mini and Max

The Google Home Mini brings the Assistant to more places throughout your home, with a great design that will fit in anywhere. And Max is Google’s biggest and best-sounding Google Home device, powered by the Assistant.

With AI-based Smart Sound, Max has the ability to adapt your audio experience to you, your environment, context and preferences.

Google Pixelbook

Google’s Pixelbook has re-imagined the laptop as a high-performance Chromebook, with a versatile form factor that works with your style. It’s the first laptop with the Assistant built-in, and the Pixelbook Pen makes the entire experience even smarter.

Note: If you are reading this article using the app, click here to watch the demonstration videos.

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