Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones today as part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples’ lives. The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event in New
Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, Samsung and others. That includes many that rely on free software and apps such as the Android operating system, which powers most of the world’s
mobile devices, as well as Google’s search engine, Google Maps and YouTube.
Media leaks suggest Google is also likely to roll out several other gadgets, including new version of its “smart” Home speaker,
a rumoured tablet with a detachable keyboard and an update to its Chromecast streaming device.