Google has announced that it will be holding an event on October 4th in San Francisco, where it will likely unveil its latest smartphones. On Monday, the company launched a teaser website and released a video via its YouTube channel. Both of them invite people to an event on Oct. 4 and feature a Google search bar that slowly morphs into a smartphone-shaped outline.
A report from Android Police says we’ll be seeing two new smartphones built by HTC — a 5-inch and 5.5-inch model rumored to be called the Pixel X and Pixel XL — and they may even feature an all-metal design. Last year the Nexus 6P was metal, but the 5.2-inch LG 5X was plastic. A report from Android Central corroborates the dropping of the Nexus branding, and says that Google will ship the devices with a special version of Android Nougat, instead of going with a stock version of the operating system like usual
In addition, the Oct. 4 event is also likely to feature the release of Google Home — a voice-controlled “smart home” hub that would allow the company to compete with Amazon Echo; Daydream VR — Google’s answer to the Samsung Gear VR; and a Chromecast capable of 4K playback, which, according to a source cited by Android Police, will be called either Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra.