Last year, Google celebrated the arrival of the Google Pixel 6 in Japan by giving away 10,000 bags of special-edition chips to buyers of any of the two devices in the family. The promotion was a complete success and left the rest of the world eager to get one of these snacks.

Now Google has done it again, again in Japan, with a new collection of chip bags inspired by the new Google Pixel 7 family that will officially release on October 6 at an event where it will also be the new Google Pixel Watch. .

Only 2000 lucky people will receive the snack

As you can read on the promotion page, Google will be giving some people the chance to get bags of chips inspired by the design of Pixel devices. This year, yes, the bags have been replaced by cardboard boxes, all personalized with the aesthetics of the new family of phones.

Each color finish of the devices has its potato box: Obsidian, Lichen Green, Lime Green and Snow White. In addition, each of the variants has a different flavor, which is somehow inspired by the colors of each device.

Only 2,000 different boxes of potatoes will be given away and the promotion will end on September 23. This time, in addition, anyone can register through the Google Store page, without having previously purchased one of the new smartphones made by Google. If they win, they will be presented with the gift that Google says is meant to be enjoyed with family and friends when the new Pixel 7 is presented on October 6.

A very attractive market for Google

The American giant “has launched a call for tenders with manufacturers in India for the manufacture of 500,000 to 1 million Pixel smartphones, or 10 to 20% of the estimated annual production of the device”. In addition to confirming Google’s commitment to growing its business in the mobile sector, this decision demonstrates its desire to sell more devices in India, its largest market in terms of number of users.

For the past three years, Google has avoided launching flagship versions of its smartphone in India, focusing more on the mid-range, but that should change. By producing its phones locally, the company will indeed be able to avoid the heavy import duties that New Delhi currently levies on its smartphones, which are up to 20%. In addition, the Indian government offers a series of benefits to companies that produce materials locally in India.

In addition to these obvious benefits, this approach is in line with Google’s ambitions. In 2020, the company announced that it would invest $10 billion in India over a period of five to seven years.

A bigger trend

Other major mobile manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo and even Vivo are already producing devices in India; this is also the case with Apple, which entered the country about five years ago. The apple brand, a great rival of Google, recently decided to accelerate its approach by migrating its production of devices from China to India and Vietnam, in particular because of the complications in the supply chain generated by the various confinements put in place in China during the first part of 2022.

In recent months, Foxconn has shifted production of the iPhone increasingly to India, and assembly of the iPhone 14, the company’s latest smartphone, is expected to begin in the country by the end of the year. In addition, Apple wants to produce some of its iPads as well as the Apple Watch and MacBooks in Vietnam.

These decisions on the part of the American giants reflect a real trend: they want to relocate their production from China in order to be less dependent on the Middle Empire, against the backdrop of the trade war with the United States. Also, the various confinements have proven to American companies that it was never good to depend on only one country.

The Pixel Watch was seen on the wrist of a Google employee, and not just any

Along with its new Pixel 7, Google is actively preparing the launch of its first connected watch PixelWatch.

And recently, the latter was seen on the wrist of a certain Sundar Pichai.

The Pixel Watch on Sundar Pichai’s wrist

Last May, Google lifted the veil on its very first connected watch: Pixel Watch. A watch obviously powered by Wear OS, Google’s in-house operating system for smartwatches.

The Pixel Watch will obviously offer a 100% Google experience, with the most popular services in the catalog highlighted and easily accessible with a gesture. To this will be added a deep integration of technologies developed by Fitbit, the company having fallen into the hands of Google in 2018.

A promotion ensured by the CEO in person!

Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, gave an interview to Kara Swisher, during which the latter discussed productivity, the future of Google and the Web market. However, it was his wrist that caught the attention of many observers.

Indeed, the CEO of Google wore the gold version of the Pixel Watch on his wrist, accompanied by a Lemongrass bracelet. An easily recognizable combination since it is precisely the one that is highlighted by Google on its online store. The opportunity to also observe the always-on display mode activated.

Remember that Google will launch its new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones in a few weeks now. As for the Pixel Watch, the formalization should be made on October 6, with marketing in stride.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: release date, price, features, we tell you everything

Like every year, the release of a new Pixel is expected. It is synonymous with renewal. Through the photo, an in-house processor (Tensor) or a facial recognition sensor (Soli), Google has year after year pushed technological innovations on the smartphone market.

They have earned him his letters of nobility in the sector. And although we had a taste of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during the Google I / O of 2022, we are waiting feverishly to find out what the American manufacturer has cooked up for its 2022-2023 range.

But here we are, we still know very little about these Pixel 7. Unlike the Pixel 6, the leaks are more controlled. Nevertheless, a stone’s throw from their presentation, the specifications of the devices should not take long to filter. Here we give you everything we know about it.

What is the release date of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be presented on October 6 at a New York event. A conference which will be an opportunity for Google to “unveil the latest innovations in our family of products”. From then on, we will not be limited to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, but we will finally see the Pixel Watch, Google’s first watch.

Regarding the actual release date, the well-informed Jon Prosser suggests that the Pixel 7 will be available from October 13, after a one-week pre-order period.

What are the prices of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?

The Pixel 6 Pro was launched at €899 in France. A significant sum to which Google had not accustomed us. We imagine that its successor, the Pixel 7 Pro, should be held at the same level. However, after the price spike when the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro were announced, it’s hard to be calm. Google might be tempted to inflate its prices. Ditto for the Pixel 7. Its predecessor, the Pixel 6, was marketed at €649.

The prices of raw materials are soaring and finished products are strongly impacted. Not long ago, Sony announced that it was increasing the price of its PS5 by €50. Google could also increase the bill.

However, with an iPhone 14 at €1019 and an iPhone 14 Pro at €1329, this leaves room for Google, which in the end was far from being the most expensive in its category with the Pixel 6 Pro.

Google: the existence of a Pixel Fold confirmed thanks to Android 13?

Android 13 source code has spoken

It has also been a few weeks since sources have mentioned the launch of several new features that are not yet official. There is talk of a premium tablet to compete with the iPad Pro, a connected watch and above all a folding smartphone. In this regard, blogger Kuba Wojciechowski explains that he discovered in the source code of Android 13, the code name of a mysterious device which would, in fact, be the Pixel Fold.

The blogger explains on Twitter that there is mention of a certain “F10Device” which can be “folded and unfolded” and has “outside and inside” cameras. This description is terribly reminiscent of that of a folding smartphone, so we can deduce that the development of the phone is progressing and that it has even entered its final phase.

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