When is the next Google Android, Pixel or Nexus launch event, what new products will Google launch and how can I watch the event live? Here's all you need to know about the next Google event, coming in 2017.
Google tends to host two main launch events every year, based around its Android operating system and its own-brand 'made by Google' hardware.
The first of these events is Google I/O, which usually happens around May each year. The Google I/O event is where we usually hear some key details about the latest version of Android, as well as any new apps that Google has developed or is in the process of developing.
The second main annual event is its hardware launch, where we first get a glimpse of any new Google phones, tablets, home accessories and so on. Up until 2016 this tended to be new mobiles and tablets with the 'Nexus' branding, such as the Nexus 6P phone and the Nexus 9 tablet. This tends to take place around September or October each year.
Here's all you need to know about Google and Android launch events from 2016 and looking ahead to 2017.
What happened at the Google I/O 2016 launch event?
Google I/O 2016 took place between May 18 and May 20 and gave us our first teasing glimpse of Android N, which was later revealed as Android Nougat. Google also revealed some fresh new Android apps for 2016. This includes Allo, the new context-aware chat app, as well as Duo, a new video chat app that's taking on Skype.
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We also saw Google's new home assistant device, Google Home, which like Amazon Echo can respond to your voice commands and control your connected devices using the Google Assistant AI. Our first glimpse of Google Assistant came with its new Allo messenger app, now available to download, which can predict what you're going to say next to save you time.
And finally Google showed off its latest mobile VR tech, Daydream, which will allow Android fans to play VR games and enjoy special VR content.
Check out our Google I/O 2016 round-up for more info on exactly what Google announced.
Google's last launch was the Pixel phone unveiling
The Pixel mobiles are two seriously premium Android devices, packing the latest version of Google's OS and exclusive access to the Google Assistant AI. You get the very latest Qualcomm mobile processor, for super-smooth performance, plus a seriously fresh 12-megapixel camera.
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Is this the death of Nexus phones?
Yes, it looks that way. Google has been using the Nexus branding for a good few years now, so chances are it wants to move on and try a fresh new moniker. The Pixel name has been used for a tablet and now two phones, while there have been no new Nexus mobiles revealed in 2016. So perhaps it's time to kiss Nexus good night.
When is the next Google launch event and what will be launched?
The next big Google event is likely to be Google I/O 2017. This will kick off in May 2017 and will almost certainly be our first look at Google's new version of Android, dubbed Android O.
We're also expecting to see updates to the Google Assistant AI, making it even smarter and adding even more functionality. And as VR is set to get even bigger in 2017, we'd be surprised if Google didn't reveal some more cool apps and features for its DayDream platform.
Will Google launch a new tablet in 2016 or 2017?
Google already released the Pixel C tablet at the very start of 2016, and we're likely to see a new Pixel tablet (the Pixel D??) revealed in 2017. Like the Pixel phones before it, the next Pixel tablet should come rocking Android Nougat and the Google Assistant.
How can I live stream the next Android event or watch it afterwards?
Google often offers a live stream of its launch events and Google I/O over on its Google Events website. Just browse to that page on any device with web access and you can watch Google's keynotes and launch events as they happen.
The Google Events website also offers video streaming from the likes of Google I/O after it's all over.
We'll be attending the Nexus launch on October 4, so check back at Recombu for all of the news and hands-on reviews with Google's latest devices.
What are the big Google events scheduled for 2017?
So far we don't have dates for Google I/O 2017, but you can expect it to kick off in May 2017. We're likely to see a teaser look of Android O, which will probably end up being called Android Oreo, as well as more VR content and features announced for Daydream.
We're also expecting to see new Pixel devices revealed in 2017, including more Pixel phones and most likely a new Pixel tablet.
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