Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

New report details Google's 2019 product roadmap, including the Pixel 4

New report details Google's 2019 product roadmap, including the Pixel 4

Google is reportedly planning to expand its Made by Google line of products with a couple of new devices later this year. To that end, Google plans to launch a brand new version of its popular Google Home speaker this year as well as a new Nest-branded security camera. The Google Pixel family has grown in terms of market share over the past year by approximately 0.13-percent, the source says, citing IDC.

The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it. The source also confirmed the existence of the Pixel 3 Lite - a cheaper variant of Google's current Pixel range that we've talked about before.

Pixel 3 comes in two models; the standard Pixel 3 that has a 5.5-inch P-OLED display and the larger Pixel 3 XL that has a 6.3-inch P-OLED panel.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are surely partly responsible for the achievement.

Since the flagship version of the vanilla Google Pixel 3 came in third place - but at 25 percent of the vote, which is not far at all from the second place victor - we can also assume that those of you who want a smaller phone aren't ready to give up flagship features to get it. It's also been a while since the original Google Home was released, and Nikkei pegs it as getting an improved refresh - though I'd still love to see a water-resistant unit for the bathroom.

The company is also expected to launch the new Pixel 4 line later this year.

Google Pixel 3 was announced back in October and presented Android fans with a number of notable improvements from its predecessor. It's possible this could be accompanied with a rebranding effort making it more overtly Googly (i.e., "Nest by Google", etc.) but that wouldn't have to be the case for the report to be correct.

Nikkei doesn't specify the pricing of the new device, just that it will come it at under $749 where the iPhone XR is. The company is also expected to introduce new web cameras. It's unclear when the Pixel Watch will be ready to launch, but a Google I/O seems like the next major hardware event.

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