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Google event live – we’re on the ground at the Pixel 8 launch

Google event live – we’re on the ground at the Pixel 8 launch

Today is the day Google finally reveals the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2 in full, after months of teasing and leaks. TechRadar’s US Editor in Chief Lance Ulanoff and Phones Editor Philip Berne are at the Made by Google event to give us their live takes on the search giant’s latest products.

For a preview of what to expect, check out our Pixel 8 event hub, and if you want to watch the Made by Google live stream, take a look at our guide on how to watch the Pixel 8 launch

Otherwise, get something nice to drink, maybe a snack and follow this live blog for everything exiting from the Google showcase.

A wild Lance Ulanoff has appeared

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Here’s the big man himself, Mr Lance Ulanoff, TechRadar’s US Editor in Chief, at the Made by Google event. 

But your actual live blog host is me, Roland Moore-Colyer, TechRadar’s Managing Editor for Mobile Computing, and an avid follower of Google devices since the very first Pixel phone. So, let’s get into it. 

So what’s it like to actually be at a big tech launch event? Wel over to Lance: 

“Google is holding this event in its new Pier 57 offices. It’s a space old enough to be a landmark, which means Google couldn’t change certain things like the impossibly long ramp to get to the event space (they’re building a sort of funicular next to it for differently abled people).

“The keynote room, though, is spacious and surrounded by spectacular views (including a view – if you squint – of the Statue of Liberty).Google is teasing the Pixel 8 with an image of someone holding it but it looks so much like the Pixel 7 that you wouldn’t know the difference.” 

a Lance Ulanoff at Google

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An image of NYC snapped on the Pixel 7 Pro

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Such a spot makes for a good place to test phone cameras. And to give you a taste of what that’s like, Phil Berne has snapped a photo of NYC on his Pixel 7 Pro

Oh the (mild) irony…

We’re now only some 5 minutes away for the Made by Google event kick off. Fancy watching it live? Then check out the video below. 

Some rather jaunty music in this holding video. And an image of the Pixel 8 Pro. 

Here’s hoping for some surprises. 

This is the face of a man who’s clearly excited for some Pixel goodness! 

a happy Lance Ulanoff

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