What company do you think of when it comes to various non-software products? Certainly not Google. Most do not even know that the American giant and monopolist in the search engine market has many different devices that may be of interest not only to fans, but also to ordinary people. In this article, we will consider the most popular Google products, here you will find smart speakers, hubs with a screen, and Wi-Fi routers with a built-in assistant and a backlit speaker – the American giant has a lot of products, let's face it.
How many people know what products Google makes besides smartphones? We have selected for you 10 best solutions that will not leave anyone indifferent
- Google Pixel 4 – the best smartphone on the clean Android
- Google Pixel 3a is the best budget phone on a clean Android
- Is Google Nest Hub Max a tablet?
- Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the smartest thermostat for your home
- Google Pixel Slate on Chrome OS
- Google Chromecast Ultra – 4K Streaming to TV
- Google Nest Mini – an analogue of Yandex.Station for less
- Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor – when safety comes first
- Google Pixelbook Go is a cheap laptop for work and study
- Google Nest Wi-Fi – a beautiful Wi-Fi signal booster
Google Pixel 4 – the best smartphone on the clean Android
This is Google's flagship smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, it is one of the best in terms of photo quality, but it is worth noting that Chinese manufacturers have already learned how to do high-quality image processing based on neural networks, so the Pixel does not seem to be any fantastic in terms of photography. Not so long ago, we compared it to Xiaomi Mi 10
Google unveiled the device last October. It turned out to be quite interesting, it offers consumers flagship hardware and Motion Sense technology, with which you can control the device with gestures. The problem is low sales, according to colleagues from profile.ru. The device did not live up to the expectations of the company's management, meanwhile, there are good sales of the budget Pixel 3a. However, we will talk about him right now.
Google Pixel 3a is the best budget phone on a clean Android
This is the first budget smartphone from Google, which allowed the company to significantly increase the sales of the line. 3a is also distinguished by a nice design and a good screen.
Who would have thought that Google could release a budget phone. The company previously focused only on the flagship market, so this step in 2019 was an absolute discovery. The phone was unveiled in May at the Google I / O 2019 conference (canceled this year due to the coronavirus). Its main selling point is a camera that rivals the Pixel 3, and it only cost $ 400, making the 3a arguably the company's most successful product in recent memory. Earlier, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a two-fold increase in sales of Pixel phones in the second quarter of 2019. And no doubt the budget 3a helped them in this.
Currently, a smartphone can be purchased on eBay for about 15-20 thousand rubles. Considering its photo capabilities, interesting design and high-quality AMOLED display, it can be an ideal option for those who often publish something in Instagram.
Is Google Nest Hub Max a tablet?
When I first saw this miracle, I thought, 'Why is it needed?' And to this day this thought does not leave me. Google Nest Hub Max is a smart display with built-in speakers. In simple words, Yandex.Station, but with a 10-inch display that can display various useful information. There is a camera on the front panel, it can act as a security camera for more security at home. In addition, the Nest Hub Max can act as a photo frame and can be used to easily control all smart appliances in the house, as well as make calls via Google Duo, for example. To my surprise, this is a functional and convenient device that will be an interesting addition to your home. At Amazon the hub can be purchased for $ 300.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the smartest thermostat for your home
This is a smart home thermostat. At first, you will manually adjust the temperature you need, but after a while it recognizes your preferences and starts automatically adapting the temperature, in simple words, it constantly learns based on your actions. Thanks to the Google smart home, it can receive information from a security camera that you have left your home. At this point, the thermostat will automatically turn off, which will save a lot of money on electricity.
It can be controlled using an application on a smartphone, through a website, there is even a widget for MacOS. In addition, since the thermostat is connected to the Internet, it analyzes the weather outside and, depending on this, adjusts the temperature in the house in real time. This is probably the best solution for those with air conditioning in their homes.
Google Pixel Slate on Chrome OS
Chrome OS While not yet a serious operating system, Google is doing its best. And thanks to devices like the Pixel Slate, consumers can still opt for Chrome OS. Where else can you find a tablet and a laptop in one gadget? Yes, there is a Surface from Microsoft, but not everyone likes Windows.
Chrome OS is an operating system from Google that replaced Android in the tablet market. The system supports Android – applications, and it is possible that in the future it will be possible to install Linux – packages on it. Pixel Slate is a great alternative to the Tablet iPad Pro. It is powerful (even a version on the Intel Core i7 processor is available).
For lovers of something simpler, Google offers a version on Intel Core m3, which is also not bad. Many people complain about the operating system being too slow and not very smooth animations. Perhaps the company will fix the situation with updates. It should be understood that Chrome OS is not perfect yet.
Google Chromecast Ultra – 4K Streaming to TV
Want to get smart TV, but don't know how? Why not try the 4K-enabled Chromecast Ultra. The device allows you to stream 4K content from your smartphone directly to your TV.
Many have probably heard of the Chromecast – this is a small device that resembles a flash drive in size, it can be connected to a TV and controlled via a smartphone, transferring various content. The Ultra version features 4K streaming support. In addition, Chromecast Ultra supports Google Stadia gaming streaming service, HDR10, Dolby Vision, as well as improved performance over regular Chromecast.
Google Nest Mini – an analogue of Yandex.Station for less
Which smart speaker should you choose? The Nest Mini is probably the cheapest option with the most popular Assistant in the world. If there was a choice between Yandex.Station and Google Nest Mini, my index finger would be directed towards the latter option.
It's a little smart speaker for $ 49 at Amazon. It will allow using the Google Assistant to control smart appliances in the house with a voice and learn other useful information from the Internet. In Russia, there is an analogue called Yandex.Station Mini for 4490 rubles. In my opinion, Yandex's solution seems unreasonably expensive. Why not sell the speaker for 3,490 rubles, which would correspond to the cost of the Nest Mini?
Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor – when safety comes first
This is a great security camera for your home. She is able to react to any noise and movement in the frame. If the camera notices anything suspicious, it will automatically send a notification to the smartphone and an email with the image from the camera.
Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is capable of shooting video in FHD quality and with a viewing angle of 130 degrees, even in bad weather, as it is protected according to the IP66 standard. On Amazon it can be purchased for 399 dollars, which is not so much for such a useful gadget.
Google Pixelbook Go is a cheap laptop for work and study
Can you find an even cheaper laptop on Chrome OS from Google? I doubt it. PixelBook Go is ideal for unpretentious users who prefer to work with the cloud and the Internet, rather than with Microsoft Word and other software of the '20th century'. Of course, it is too early to say that the cloud is our everything, but we are moving in this direction.
This is the most recent Pixelbook from Google. It has an attractive appearance, good hardware and a fairly low cost. The device can be purchased in the US for a ridiculous $ 649 in a version with a Intel Core m3 processor. Modifications are available on the Core i7 with 16 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of internal memory for $ 1,399.
Google Nest Wi-Fi – a beautiful Wi-Fi signal booster
You've probably often come across a situation where there is bad Wi-Fi in any room at home, so Nest Wi-Fi will fix this problem forever. This is a beautifully designed Wi-Fi router and booster for your home for $ 149. But that's not all. The Nest Wi-Fi router has a built-in backlit speaker and Google Assistant. This is probably the nicest router I've ever seen. A set of two devices is priced at $ 270. Expensive but worth it.
There are a number of lessons to be drawn about Google products. It is obvious to me that the company is moving towards a smart home, and this is very correct and promising. Do not limit yourself to smartphones, laptops and computers, because the future belongs to smart cities. In addition, now you can make your home modern with the products of the American giant.
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