In this week's top reports: We collect all our latest Pixel coverage in a handy Google event round, Xiaomi launches a new Android TV box, Razer reveals a new smartphone and more.
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Our biggest stories this week were about Google's Big Pixel Event. The company presented its new Pixel 3 smartphones, the Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more this past Tuesday. Before we get there, our top story from the week came from our own Stephen Hall, pointing out that the word "Android" was not mentioned once in Google's event.
"Android" was not said once during Made by Google 2018 keynote. It's the first time ever that Google has had a public hardware event like this – since its operating system was introduced in 2008 – without mentioning it at least.
With regard to the event itself, it took a whole lot of great reveals. We've collected all of Google's ads below.
- Google announces Google Pixel Slate, its first Chrome OS display w / powerful specifications, optional keyboard
- Google announces Google Home Hub, its 7-inch Assistant Smart Display
- Google Home View is a home-based home-based home theater home theater home software
- Google Pixel Slate Keyboard is a premium multifunctional device
- Google Pixel Stand brings wireless charging and assistant features to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL for $ 79
- Google updates clear Chromecast w / enhanced Wi-Fi, still 1080p, new "Chalk" color  Google's new USB-C earplugs for $ 30 provide Pixel Buds features, Assistant, Real Time Translation
In addition to Pixel coverage, we've started with each of Google's new products.
Another top story this week that quietly launched you call the Google event was a brand new Android streaming box. Xiaomi Mi Box S is following up on a previous version released in 2016. It delivers 4K HDR and the latest version of Android TV, while it costs only $ 59.
… Mi Box S packs the redesigned interface that Google first showed off last year. It is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and will probably get an update to Pie. The included remote control now includes a Netflix shortcut, Assistant button, App shortcut, and same volume and directional controls as before. Pre-orders for Xiaomi Mi Box S are now open exclusively through Walmart. Pricing landing at only $ 59, which is actually $ 10 lower than the original.
Google's arrangement provided lots of information for its big event this week, so it would be quite easy to miss some important details. In our ongoing "tidbits" series, we'll explore some of the interesting details about Google's new phones, as well as their cameras in particular.
Just one day after Google's event, Razer took on stage to unveil his latest smartphone with Razer Phone 2. This new hardware updates the specifications, provides improved design with water resistance and speakers, and much more. Plus, it costs $ 799 and has RGB backlighting. Take a look at our full coverage for more information.
During Razer's presentation, the focus of the company was to bring a flagship and a gaming phone together … With Razer Phone 2, the company tries to make the device better for anyone who still wants to use the device as a daily driver smartphone.
One of the more exciting details that came to Google's major event was the revival that Google shows this year, Strongly has been improved. DisplayMate has actually awarded these OLED panels a "Best Smartphone Display" award and awarded an A rating.
Apparently, Pixel 3 XL has received an "A + rating" for viewing and also the "Best Smartphone Display" award. For context, they have also been given to Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS Max in the past year.
Our own Fuchsia expert, Kyle Bradshaw, also came to the revelation that Google's new home theater is also a well-known testing device for Google's upcoming and upcoming operating system.
During the announcements from yesterday's Made by Google Event, we received a lot of hardware details for each of Google's upcoming products. One of them, the Google Home Hub, may have experienced itself as the latest Fuchsia OS device.
Early this week, Google also revealed that its social network, Google+, would be "sunset" in the next year after a data violation. In other words, the consumer version of the platform is dead. RIP G +.
Google closes the consumer aspect of the social network. It will remain available to corporate customers who need an internal social network, but the regular app will not be available in August after a 10 month rainy season.
The rest of this week's top stories follow:
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