Google sends invites out for Pixel 3 launch event on October 9th

It’s official; Google is holding an event on October 9th in New York where it will almost certainly reveal the brand new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While usually at this time, we would be talking about the various rumors making the rounds such as a unit being left in a taxi, this year we can merely point to full review articles and unboxing videos posted by Russian tech bloggers who somehow got their hands on multiple Pixel 3 units. 

While Google hasn’t explicitly said that it would be announcing the new Pixel 3 handsets at the October 9th event, the invite features the #madebygoogle hashtag which the search giant uses exclusively for its hardware products. Besides the two new handsets, Google is likely to launch a bunch of other devices that may or may not include the following:

  • Pixel Buds 2
  • Pixel branded Chrome OS tablet or convertible
  • Pixel Smart Display
  • Refreshed Chromecast
  • Pixelbook 2
 While we believe we know pretty much everything about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL thanks to the Russian bloggers, it is ever so slightly possible that it was simply a shipment of mislaid prototypes as opposed to the finished products. Something that we won’t see at the launch is the rumored Pixel Watch that Google took the unusual step of confirming its absence from the event. Whether this is because of pressure from its Wear OS partners or just because the smartwatch isn’t quite ready for primetime isn’t known.
With just over a month to go until the October 9th launch event, what are you hoping to see Google unveil?

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).