The Galaxy Note 7 is the "hoverboard" of 2016A sneak peek at renders of the ne w Google Pixel phone. Plus, Samsung's exploding phones and recall efforts go from bad, to really bad.
Googlicious, googlicious. What's up? Brian Tong here with your Googlicious for everything inside the world of Google. We've been away for a couple weeks but we're back. So, let's jump into it. Now, we know Apple's iPhone 7 released with pretty much everything we expected but there's still one more phone that we're waiting to see. It's The Nexus phone and here is your first peek of what is believed to look like things with 3D render in Steve Hemmerstoffer and Android authority. Now, this is the smaller 5 inch version of the phone codename Sailfish. ACC is the OEM that was tasked for the design, in partnership with Google. But this phone could be the first that Google touts as their own, after reports of their efforts to be more like Apple, by tying the hardware and software more closely together. But don't call the Nexus phone After a report from Android Police claimed the new Google phones will be called the Pixel and a larger screen phone will be the Pixel XL. It won't be long until the official announcement after Android Police report the next Google event will take place On October the 4th. Now it will be a fully loaded event with the pixel and pixel xl but cost and availability has not been pinned down yet. But again, this could arguably be Google's biggest announcement to date, toting Google's phone as the Android phone to get. Instead of Android, we know multiple phones with many options. It's really a different narrative for them now. Well we can also expect to see a new Chromecast that will support 4K content. It will be called either the Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra, according to the report. We also expect to hear full details for Google's air freshener. Well you know, I mean, Google Home, which I'm genuinely curious about after being an Amazon Echo owner and really, I love that thing. The in-house design for Google's Daydream virtual reality headset which reportedly might be called the Daydream View. Now like I said, this event looks to be jam-packed with Google goodies. Also, people that have decided to give Google's Project Fi phone carrier a spin have also been using its wi-fi assistant feature. But it's now been rolled out to all Nexus devices running Lollipop 5.1 or higher. Now the Wi-Fi assistant lets users automatically connect to public Wi-Fi networks that Google has determined are fast and secure, and on top of that, Google adds another layer of security through a VPN. So just update the Google Connectivity Services app to get it and you can enable the Wi-Fi [UNKNOWN] feature in the app. And no we didn't forget about the Note 7 but this story just keep getting worse and worst for Samsung. Now we know about the exploding Note 7, you know about the official recall. But unfortunately there is still plenty of people that don't know about it. For example An exploding phone that set a jeep on fire. C'mon Sung. Or an exploding phone that set a garage on fire. C'mon Sung. And just recently a six year old boy suffered burns to his hands and body after the The Note suddenly explodes while he was watching videos. Come on Sung. Now this has really gone from bad to really bad to just straight horrible. Carriers haven't received enough replacement units and consumers that try to get them are left without any answers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging customers [MUSIC] To power down their Note 7, not to charge it. And stop using the device entirely. Even the Federal Aviation Administration is strongly advising against using the Note 7 on airplanes. And several airlines have told travelers to power them down and stow them away before their planes take off. Yes, people. The Galaxy Note 7, in 2016. Has officially become the hoverboard of 2015. You know what? It's a damn shame. The timing of this couldn't be worse for Sammy, they had all the momentum, they had the most technically phone of the year, and it's features and specs destroy any other phone on the market including iPhone 7. But Yeah, there's a problem. Node 7s are still legitimately exploding. Now Samsung plans to identify safe Node 7s from the original batch and you'll be able to check your phone's IMEI numbers through an online database September 13th to see if your phone is affected or not, which happens to be the same day all new iPhones Go on sale. [SOUND] Okay, that's gonna do it for this show. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong. Thanks so much for watching we'll catch you all next time for some more of that Googlicious. [MUSIC] Googlicious.