We’re just a few short minutes away from Google’s Pixel 2 event. While we expect the flagship phone and its big brother, the Pixel 2 XL, to be the main stars of the show, there’s been word that we’ll get plenty of other reveals, too. You can watch the whole thing go down by watching the live stream embedded in this post.
The festivities haven’t kicked off just yet (depending on when you’re reading this, of course), but it won’t be much longer before the live stream springs to life. Google is set to take the stage at 9 AM Pacific time, which is just about 20 minutes from this article’s time of publication. Though the stream is already live, there isn’t much to see at the moment.
Google will likely devote a lot of time to the Pixel 2, but we’re also expecting it reveal the Google Home Mini. This long-rumored device takes a page out of the Echo Dot’s book, shrinking the smart home speaker into a smaller and more affordable package than the standard Google Home. The Google Home Mini is all but confirmed at this point, thanks to an eager Walmart employee who posted the retailer’s listing online yesterday.
Rumors have also suggested that Google will use the event to launch a new Pixelbook. So far, we’ve heard that this will be a high-end notebook running Chrome OS, complete with stylus functionality. We’ve also heard that it will have quite the hefty price tag to go along with that high-end status, so we’ll see if those claims hold true.
Other than those items, we can probably expect talk of Google Assistant and some updates on how Google services like Gmail and Google Photos are doing. We’re attending the event in-person, and of course we’ll have coverage of all of Google’s big announcements here at SlashGear, so stay tuned for more.