Google unveils Pixel phones, Daydream View headsets, Google Wifi, Chromecast Ultra and Google Home

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai began today’s event noting a shift from a mobile-first to AI-first focus, highlighting Google Assistant, software the company intends to be universally available, natural and in context with daily life.

Pixel: Detailed with Google Assistant built in, DxOMark’s highest-ever rated smartphone camera, the ability to generate seven hours of battery life after fifteen minutes of charging, free and unlimited storage of full-resolution photos and videos, Android Nougat operating system, 24/7 customer care, “Daydream-ready” functionality and “Switching” tools to migrate from other smartphones and ecosystems.

Pre-orders begin today in the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and Germany with 5 and 5.5-inch models available starting at a $649 price point. Verizon to originally be exclusive U.S. carrier. N.B. Apple (AAPL +0.3%) iPhone, Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) Galaxy.

Daydream View: Flexible, microfiber-structured VR headset. Controller detailed. Available in November for $79.

Google Wifi: Designed for strong, reliable, fast connections across multiple devices. Available for pre-order in November with single and three-pack options priced at $129 and $299, respectively.

Chromecast Ultra: 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision capabilities noted. Available in November for $69.Google Home (video) Voice-controlled, integrated with Google Assistant. Pre-orders begin today at $129. N.B. Amazon Alexa/Echo.

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