Hardware season is in full force, and now is Google’s time to shine. The company got in the habit of showing its hand months in advance, and we’ve already gotten a reasonably good look at the two headliners. First up is the latest addition to the Pixel smartwatch line. Look for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to continue the advancements made by last year’s Pixel 6.
But the real story is almost certainly the Pixel Watch, Google’s long-awaited entry into the smartwatch space. The company’s certainly got a solid foundation for the first gen device, including years of Wear OS updates and, of course, it’s big Fossil IP and Fitbit acquisitions. But the device will truly need to make a space after years of tenuous wearable involvement.
We already got some Nest news this week, as the company announced a new Doorbell, WiFi router and updates to the Home app. Given the big Matter news that arrived alongside it, however, it seems like a fairly safe bet we’ll be catching more smart home stuff today, as well, along with a better look at next year’s Pixel Tablet. Some additional software news seems likely, as well, because Google.
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