On October 4th, 2023, Google will hold a big event to announce a new Pixel 8. However it is very possible that other devices could be announced at the event, including a new Chromecast and Nest WiFi router. Today we are going to quickly breakdown everything we know about what Google is working on.
Everything we know about the new Chromecast:
Recently, 9to5Google has spotted a new Chromecast with Google TV remote in the Android 14 Beta. This new remote is very similar to the current remote but with a new layout. 9to5Google has a video on their website of what the new remote looks like.
We have already had a new Google TV dongle from Walmart for $19.88 Google TV Onn dongle. This new device will be one of the cheapest 4K Google TV devices on the market. Plus for the price, it will be one of the most powerful devices for the price.
This new device is fairly powerful for the price, with 2GB of RAM and a respectable processor. Though compared to the $50 Chromecast with Google TV 4K, this device is not as powerful, but for less than half the price, it is a good deal.
Walmart is also reportedly working on a new Google TV device. According to an FCC filing spotted by Zatz Not Funny, Walmart is building a new Google TV streaming stick that will offer HD video and could cost around $15, according to Dave Zatz.
Everything we know about the new Nest WiFi router:
Mesh WiFi networks have helped make WiFi even better by offering multiple routers across your home to make sure you never have a dead spot in your house. Google’s Nest WiFi router has been one of the leaders in the mesh network space. Now, according to a leak from the Google Home app, it looks like a new Nest WiFi router is in the works from Google.
Sadly, we don’t know much more about it other than the fact that it is coming. Maybe as soon as next month’s Google event.
Everything we know about the Pixel 8 phone:
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro rumors suggested the new phones would build off of the Pixel 7 series. We still can’t confirm these details, but in July the Pixel 8 Pro’s specs leaked online and said the new phone would sport a 6.7” QHD+ LTPO OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Google Pixel 8 was rumored to have a 6.17” FHD+ OLED display. Data engineer Yogesh Brar, who tweeted the specs, said the new phones will have a Google Tensor G3+ Titan Chip, will run on Android 14, and host 12 GB of RAM. It will offer either 128 or 256 GB of storage. Brar also said the Pixel 8 Pro would have a temperature sensor and ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.