But that hasn’t stopped Google from scheduling a “Made By Google” event in New York City on the morning of October 9th. It’s a safe bet that the company will officially unveil the new phones at the event, along with pricing and availability details. And we may also see a new Chromebook, new Google Home smart speakers (or displays), and other new products.
One thing we’re unlikely to see? A Pixel watch. That seems to be on hold for now.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Breaking: Google announces its next #MadebyGoogle event will be held Oct. 9. (@CNET)
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL should both have Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chips, slim bezels, dual front cameras (and single rear cameras), and rear fingerprint sensors. But only the larger model will have a notch.
- Logitech Crayon for 9.7 inch iPad (Logitech)
Logitech Crayon (the $70 iPad stylus that’s an alternative to the $99 Apple Pencil) will be available for anyone to buy next week, was previously only sold to schools.
- Android One Moto X4 with 4GB/64GB hits Project Fi (Project Fi)
$299 Moto X4 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is now available in the US as a Project Fi exclusive… this model was previously only available internationally, while US customers could get a 3GB/32GB version
- Paint.net 4.1 released (Paint.net blog)
The free image editing app’s latest update brings GPU-accelerated rendering for some effects, support for copying and pasting selections and more.
- Alleged Nokia 9 flagship with five rear cameras (xda-developers)
This 5-camera phone could be the upcoming Nokia 9 (or maybe Nokia 10). It’s unclear what all the extra cameras would do, but zoom, wide angle, bokeh, and other effects are all possibilities.