Google's making its own headphones for the Pixel 2The Pixel 2 is taking away the headphone jack, so it better bring legit wireless headphones. It's the remix of the Mi Mix with Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2.The Essential Phones gets drop tested, and the Google Assistant gets a whole lot smarter.
[MUSIC] Googlicious. What's up? Brian Tong here and welcome to Googlicious for everything all around the world of Google. We didn't forget about you this week, and it's prime time for new phone season. It's all about the almost [UNKNOWN] phones before that other fruit phone comes out. Now the [UNKNOWN] My Mix is really the first [UNKNOWN] phone from a major company back in November of last year and they're back at it again with the sequel, it's the new me mix 2. This time it's a more compact 5.99 end screen versus last year 6.4 Its dimensions have also been set at 18 by 9, similar to the Note 8 and LG V30. Now it rocks a Snapdragon 835 with 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. The high end version will have 8 gigs of RAM with 128 gigs of storage space. And that comes with a ceramic body, and you know what? Ceramic is Kind of a thing with phones right now. All right, the Essential Phone, from the brains of Andy Rubin and company has been put to the test with your standard, let's drop this and see if it breaks test. The findings, a very, very strong ceramic Are my back and could take a damn good beating, and a screen that wont' break depending on how it drops and depending ont he angle and height like pretty much almost every other phone. The Ascentro phone is a great Android one with great hardware that really feels like a premium phone and it should be because that's what it's competing against. You'll get over it's camera knots at the top pretty quickly, but the biggest hit is a camera that gets you digital noise in pictures you really won't ever wanna use. In mediocre lighting, and it doesn't get better as lighting gets darker. Phones are our primary cameras, and anything below average just doesn't cut it any more. And guess what, we have to talk about the Galaxy Note 8. We haven't that much because we've been on our break. It's received glowing reviews across the board and has really established itself as the best Android phone on the market to date with its amazing screen and stylus functionality that is unmatched Unless you just hate touch whiz, well you know what, that's not gonna change. And the next Android phone we're waiting for, the Pixel 2, there's really still no official announcement date from the Googs, but all signs point to October the fifth as being the big day. Now we've shown you leaked images of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL in the wild and past episodes. Reports are pegging 64 gigs as a possible base stores option and 128 gig models with the removal of the headphone jacks for the pixel lines. So guess what, what will the answer to the removal be? How about wireless headphones of their own referenced as B- Store that also run the Google Assistant. Sounds familiar because everybody copies everybody, you have to accept this by now. References in the latest Google app refer to bisto as a class of headphones so it could mean more than one kinda model with references with at least two different models with physical buttons existing. We'll find out how all this comes together in October. Okay Google's Developer Days took place in Europe over this past week. And show it off improvements in the Google Assistant with a translator feature. So you can say things like, okay Google, be my Spanish translator. And anything you say after that, will be translated into Spanish or other supported languages. Now other improvements including even faster assistant with better voice recognition that can understand you in noisier environments and understand context as well. So really cool stuff, I just love how this is probably the least sexy stuff to present But it gets the biggest reactions and is really the stuff we take for granted because it's already so good and still getting better. All right, that's it for this week. Just a quick show with a few updates. You can 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.