The gloves are off in the battle of the tech titans!
Just one mere day after Apple sent invites to its much-anticipated iPhone event, Google responds (rather cheekily) by announcing the release date of October 4 at 10:00 am EST for its Pixel 8 smartphone series. Both the Pixel 8 and, it’s assumed, the accompanying second-gen Pixel Watch will be unveiled in New York City where all speculation about its features will be laid to rest amidst much media attention.
Rumor has it that Pixel 8 will be smaller than its predecessor with rounded corners and 120Hz screen, while Pixel 8 Pro will come with a built-in thermometer and new camera array.
A potential snafu occurred earlier this week when an image of the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro was accidentally uploaded to the Google Store website, giving interested observers the first chance to see the new phone’s aesthetic design, but alas, no specific details on features were equally forthcoming so the damage was limited.
There’s also been speculation that Google might also unveil an updated version of last year’s Pixel Tablet, but it’s highly unlikely that such a short time will elapse before the tech giant upgrades one of their most recent devices.
Nonetheless, it is fully expected that both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will be both major additions as Android devices to the overall marketplace and will ensure some very stiff competition indeed to rival Apple and their aspirations for smartphone market dominance.
Let battle commence!