Rick Osterloh says Google is ‘firmly committed to building hardware’ and that Soli gestures will return

Google’s senior vice president of Devices & Services opened and closed Launch Night In. Rick Osterloh also posted written remarks where he affirmed Google’s commitment to “building hardware for the long term,” while also noting in an interview that Soli is coming back in the future.

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Everything you need to know about Google’s new Chromecast and where to buy it

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Over 7 years after it introduced that first successful streamer, Google today launched a brand new Chromecast. The Chromecast with Google TV has arrived with a remote, affordable price, native apps, and more. Here’s just about everything you could possibly want to know about the new Chromecast and where to buy it.

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Pixel 5 & 4a 5G camera samples show off Night Sight improvements, ultrawide, more [Gallery]

Earlier today, Google made the Pixel 4a 5G and its flagship Pixel 5 phones official, making them both the first Pixel phones equipped with an ultrawide lens. Google has shared some camera samples from the two phones that show off the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G’s new capabilities, including Night Sight portraits and the ultrawide lens.

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Verizon’s ‘Pixel 4a 5G UW’ costs $599 and has exclusive white color

Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 debuted today, both delivering 5G connectivity but with some big differences on the spec sheet. That’s fine considering the Pixel 4a 5G sheds off some pricing, but Verizon just made that a tough call with the “Pixel 4a 5G UW” which costs $599, just $100 less than the Pixel 5.

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You can use a USB-C hub with the new Chromecast for Ethernet and more, but it’s not easy

Google’s latest Chromecast isn’t as basic as its predecessors. This time around, it’s running on an Android operating system that opens up just how far you can push the streamer. To do that, you’ll need more ports, though. The good news? Chromecast works with USB hubs. The bad news? It’s complicated.

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‘Google TV’ app integrates your streaming services and a watchlist, will replace Play Movies

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Today, Google announced a new Chromecast and a new platform for the TV, the Android-based Google TV. Along with that, however, Google is also announcing a big change to how it handles your movies and TV shows. The new “Google TV” app starts rolling out today, replacing Google Play Movies and adding new features.

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Android TV as you know it today will be replaced by Google TV over the next two years

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The Android TV platform has been growing pretty rapidly over the past few years, but a lack of the company’s own hardware made many wonder what its future had in store. Today, that question has been answered. The new Chromecast has arrived with a new platform, Google TV, and it’s going to replace Android TV over the next two years.

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Watch Google unveil the Pixel 5, Chromecast with Google TV, & more at Launch Night In [Livestream]

For the past four years, Made by Google has hosted press conferences in San Francisco and later New York to announce its annual hardware lineup. Like many of its technology peers, the company is going virtual for 2020. Here’s how to watch Google’s Launch Night In on Wednesday, September 30th at 11 a.m. PT.

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