Apparently Google Has a Bunch of New Stuff to Sell You This Year, Including a Cheaper Pixel

By Tom Pritchard on at

We're a month and a half into a new year, and new years inevitably mean that big companies have a new reason to try and sell you more stuff. Google is one such big company, and a new report has detailed some of the new devices it'll apparently have ready to try and sell people. Included amongst them is the cheaper Pixel we've been hearing so much about.

According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review Google is planning on launching a low-cost Pixel phone, a new version of Google Home, the long-awaited Pixel Watch, and security cameras. Of course there will also be the usual premium Pixel device, which we're guessing will include the usual standard and XL variants.

None of those devices are really any surprise, especially since we already heard plenty about the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel Watch over the course of last year. A new Google Home is the least-talked about device in the list, but it makes sense that an upgrade is on the way considering it's been nearly two and a half years since the launch of the original.

According to the report the 'budget' Pixel phone will cost less than the iPhone XR's £749. That's not really what anyone will call cheap, though, so if this is to be believed we're unlikely to return to the days when a Nexus 5 offered great specs for basically nothing. Details on the other products are vague, but apparently the security cameras will sell under the Nest brand - as if there was ever a chance that they wouldn't.

There's no word on when these devices are likely to land, though the earliest possible moment would be Google I/O in May. It seems more likely that they'll all be unveiled around October, during the standard Pixel release window, but we're just going to have to wait and see to find out for sure. [Nikkei Asian Review]