Google started out as a search engine and have grown over the years to become one of the largest tech companies. Even though they predominantly dealt with software products they have started diversifying in recent years and have started releasing many hardware products that go along with their software. Not all products have been received with good reviews and some have failed and discontinued. Here’s a list of popular Google hardware products.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL
The Pixel and the Pixel XL are phones released by Google. Before this the Nexus handset existed which was a partnership with other phone manufacturers and usually named after the manufacturer and the sub name Nexus. The biggest difference between the Pixel and the Pixel XL is the screen size, 5 inch and the XL being the 5.5 inch. The phones run on Android Nougat also known as Android 7 and packed with high end specs such as Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB ram and 12 Mega Pixel camera. The devices were hugely popular and Google is expected to release follow ups similar to the iPhone and Galaxy smartphones every year. Further the popularity of these phones has been increasing every year. There are many features that are available and smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung have blood pressure monitors, these are not good as real blood pressure monitors such as omron 10 Hong Kong but good enough.
Daydream is a virtual reality platform. Further Android Nougat is made to work with the platform but not all Android Nougat phones support this. Currently the Pixel phones and few other phones from other manufacturers support it. This was developed after the Google cardboard project due to rising demand in VR devices and content. VR has limitless applications and be very useful in many industries. It could run simulations for drivers, surgeons, pilots and help with training.
The Chromecast is a device that plugged into the TV and you could use your phone, tablet or computer to stream content to the TV or mirror it. The device has enjoyed high sales and currently the efficient Google Chromecast Ultra is available, which can stream 4K content and HDR10 compliant content. Chromecast works through the Google cast technology that allows content to stream the Chromecast device. This too was hugely popular and new updates and generations keep the device fresh with many features.
These were the more popular hardware devices that exist to this day. Google is coming up with many new devices to test and try out. Other hardware products include the Google Glass, Chromebox, Chromebook, Nexus player etc.