A non-premium handset and a smartwatch, says a current report from Nikkei Asian Review. The Japanese enterprise title claims that Google is planning an “aggressive push into hardware” in 2019, hoping to capitalize on Apple’s wobbly growth into growing markets with a non-premium Pixel telephone after which replace its different choices.
As identified in 9to5Google’s write-up of the report, a variety of this isn’t sudden. We’ve already seen relatively just a few pictures and video leaks of the Pixel 3 Lite, which rumors say sports activities a 5.6-inch IPS show, 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, plastic case, and midrange Snapdragon 670 processor. Nikkei’s contribution to the rumor mill is that the machine will supposedly value lower than Apple’s most cost-effective smartphone, the $749 iPhone XR (although that also leaves a broad vary of worth factors). As 9to5Google additionally notes, an earlier report from Android Police mentioned that a Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel three XL Lite would launch on Verizon this spring.
As well as, says Nikkei, Google will launch the new model of the Google Home sensible speaker this year, together with a brand further safety digital camera and a “smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch.” These first two predictions are par for the course. The Nest group was built-in with Google in February last year so that they might crank out a brand new safety cam. And Google has produced some variations of the Google House, together with the Mini, Max, and Home Hub. Due to this fact, another model of the Google Home isn’t too sudden this yr.
However, a brand new smartwatch is the first prospect totally — trickier to tug off and one thing Google followers have been ready on for some time. Evan Blass predicted that Google would launch the Pixel Watch on the firm’s fall hardware occasion last year, just for that rumor to fall by. With shaky Android smartwatch gross sales and delays to its wearable OS, the prospects for the Pixel Watch aren’t utterly sunny. Let’s see if Google pushes on.