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Google Pixel launch occasion: methods to watch and what to anticipate

Google’s Pixel hardware event is almost upon us. The event will take place at 3pm BST, 10am ET, 7am PT today, Thursday 6 October 2022.

At today’s event we’ll see the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro announced as well as the rather exciting Pixel Watch and you can watch it on YouTube – we’ve embedded the video below.

The tagline for the event is “it’s all coming together” and clearly Google is now at the stage where it thinks it can push an all-devices ecosystem with the new watch, headphones as well as ChromeOS.

And with Fitbit devices becoming ever more integrated with Googleness (and with the Pixel Watch set to offer Fitbit-powered fitness smarts) that makes a lot of sense.

Of course, Google already teased all these launches at Google I/O way back in May. Just as with Pixel 6 last year, this was a clear attempt to head off the leaker crowd and it has, by and large, worked. After all, how do you leak something that’s already out there.

Will anything else launch at the event?

As you can see from the image at the top of this article as well as the placeholder on the video above, it’s very likely we’re just going to get the two new phones (Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro) as well as the Pixel Watch launched today. The Pixel 7 phones will run on the newly launched Android 13 and feature the next generation of Google’s self-designed Tensor chip.

However, we might get some new software teases – Google points out in its event blurb that “past Made by Google events have included announcements like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones and new technology enabling camera features like Real Tone, Magic Eraser and Motion Blur, all part of our October 2021 event.”

The teaser image above also shows some earphones, though these very much appear to be the recently-launched Pixel Buds Pro so we don’t expect new earphones at all.

The Google Pixel Tablet won’t launch today – it isn’t shown in the teaser image or video and it sounds like it’s a lot further off. Which begs the question – why? Surely it isn’t that complicated to produce a new tablet, but given Google’s patchy relationship with tablet-style devices perhaps its just making sure it offers a great experience when it appears.

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