Pixel phone, Chromecast Ultra, Andromeda: What's next from GoogleGoogle, celebrating its 18th birthday, is soon expected to unveil a slew of new gadgets. We round up the reports of what we might see Oct. 4.
Get ready for Google to unveil a slew of new gadgets next week. Thanks to a number of early leaks and reports we already have an idea of what to expect at Google's October 4th press announcement. For starters, Venture Beat published this photo of Google's upcoming phone, long reported to be called the Pixel. And there will also be a large one called the Pixel XL. We've heard for a while now that Google next flagship phone will ditch the Nexus brand and instead be called the Pixel. Even though Pixel is the name reserved for Chrome books But even that is changing. Several news outlets have reported the Chrome operating system is going to merge together with Android creating this hybrid system that's being referred to as Andromeda. Google reportedly is working on a new tablet and a laptop that will have this new hybrid operating system But to add to all this naming confusion, the tablet may be called a nexus, that's according to Android Police, and 9-5 Google. I guess we shouldn't get mad at Google for being a little confusing and awkward, because this week the company turns 18 years old. so Happy Birthday Google. As the company enters adulthood, it's starting to expand into more mature tech for boring grown-ups, like wi-fi routers. Android Police reports that Google's home wi-fi router, called Google Wifi, will be announced at the event next week and cost one hundred and thirty dollars. Launching alongside the Google Home Smart speaker and a new Chromecast, possibly called the 4K Chromecast Ultra. Venture Beat published this leaked image. Android Police once again has inside sources saying that it's gonna stream 4K resolution video costing about $70. That's double the cost of the old Chromecast. We'll have to see how it compares to Roku's brand new, Streaming devices that are hitting stores this holiday season. The company just unveiled five new TV streaming devices, with the cheapest just $30. That's it for this tech news update. I'm Bridget Carey. You can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]