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Google held one of the most anticipated tech events of 2016 on the 4th of October. Here is a breakdown of everything that was launched:

Pixel, Phone by Googlegigatech2

After a lengthy series of announcements regarding AI, Google introduced the Pixel and Pixel XL Phones. These phones, which only differ in screen size and resolution, come with flagship level internals. It is the first phone on sale with the latest Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm. These are premium smartphones that come with a premium price tag.

Google Wi-Fi

This is a wireless networking product that provides Wi-Fi throughout the home. It can be setup with as many devices as you need to provide coverage. It is sold as a single device or in packs of three. Only one of the devices needs connectivity to the router for internet access. After that, any additional device will use a mesh network to connect to the others. This allows convenient placement of the other units.

Chromecast 4K

This Chromecast has been launched in addition to the standard Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. It mainly exists for people who have 4K TV’s and need to stream directly. At the moment most 4K content is on YouTube and Netflix. Google Play Movies will be rolling out 4K content shortly.

Google Home

This is Google’s entrant into the home assistant space and is powered by Google Assistant. There is support for some home automation platforms, music playback, reminders, questions and more. It is a voice-activated speaker that has interchangeable bases to match its surroundings.


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Google surprised everyone at their hardware event by introducing a product called Google Wi-Fi. It is a product that is used to give better wireless connectivity within a house or small office.

The device itself looks like a tall and white hockey puck. Each unit comes with an Ethgigatech1ernet (network) and power port. The Ethernet port needs to be connected to the router for internet access. The benefit here is that the additional units do not need to be connected to the network. They connect to each other using a mesh network to provide wireless Ethernet access throughout the home.

This mesh network allows the Google Wi-Fi devices to be placed in the most convenient places. Traditional wireless access points could do a similar extension of a network. However, that came with severe tradeoffs in performance. This has no tradeoff and there is better network coverage as the units can be placed anywhere.

Google Wi-Fi comes with other benefits. The devices are configured and controlled from an App. At this point, it is unclear if it is the OnHub or Google Home app. From the app, devices on the network can be given names to identify users. Internet access to these devices can be monitored and controlled using the app. The introductory video shows a mother switching of internet access when it was dinner time so the kids would stop and come downstairs.

The pricing was $99 for a single unit and $299 for three units. For the average two-story home, a three pack will suffice. While for an apartment, a single unit should do.