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"Discover Tomorrow, Today"-Highlights from the Made by Google 2023 Event

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

New products launched by Google, the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro Smartphones, Google Pixel Watch 2 and Google Ear Buds
Credit Image: Google

Google's Made by Google October event was more than just a phone launch. It was a peek into the future.

The Made by Google live event has ended, and it was more than just a product launch. Google showcased unparalleled innovation and opened the gateway to a future shaped by technology. In the world of technology, brands compete for attention by trying to outdo each other in innovation, design, and appeal. The Made by Google 2023 event was a testament to Google's expertise in these areas and an invitation to the future.

A Symphony of Technology and Art

The event showcased a seamless integration of technology and art, portraying a futuristic vision of our digital experiences. It was not just about devices but also about how they could be a part of our lifestyles. The gadgets' glossy glass and metal frames were merely a backdrop to the display of innovation and creativity.

More than Pixels: A Holistic Tech Ecosystem

Diving deeper into the event's offerings, it’s clear that Google doesn’t envision its products as standalone. The Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2, and Android 14, among others, are orchestrated to operate harmoniously, displaying innovation and creativity for a unified and enhanced user experience. Each product is a puzzle piece in the grand mosaic of Google's tech ecosystem. From the Pixel 8 series to the Pixel Watch 2 and the intuitive Android 14, explore an ecosystem where every device is more than the sum of its parts.



AI: The Heartbeat of Google's Innovations

Upon delving deeper into the event's offerings, it becomes clear that Google does not view its products as standalone items. The Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2, and Android 14, among others, are all designed to work harmoniously, resulting in a unified and enhanced user experience. Each product is essential in the grand mosaic of Google's tech ecosystem. From the Pixel 8 series to the Pixel Watch 2 and the user-friendly Android 14, explore an ecosystem where every device is more than just the sum of its parts.

Crafting Visual Stories: The Pixel 8's Camera Evolution

Tech enthusiasts know that numbers can only tell half of the story. The "Zoom Enhance" feature on the Pixel 8 Pro may sound like something from a futuristic movie, but it's a practical tool available today. In an era where we capture and share moments instantly, Google ensures that users do so with unparalleled detail and quality. The Pixel 8 Pro is not just a smartphone - it's a storyteller. Explore the features that guarantee every click is a masterpiece.

The Assurance of Longevity

Google's seven-year support for OS and security updates is a standout promise. In a world where smartphones have a fleeting shelf life, Google guarantees its users are future-proofed. This promise not only provides value but also establishes trust. In a constantly evolving tech world, the promise of Google's seven-year OS and security update is a beacon of reliability that users can count on.


Seizing the Future: Your Next Steps

It can be overwhelming for users to keep up with the constant new technology offerings. The trick is to determine which ones best match your lifestyle and requirements. Google has something for everyone, whether you're a photography enthusiast excited to try out the Pixel 8 Pro's camera or someone who wants improved digital support through the Bard-enhanced Assistant.

At its event, Google unveiled a range of new products, including the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch, an upgrade to Pixel Buds Pro, and several new artificial intelligence features. Catch up by watching the video at if you missed the event.

Taking the Leap: Engage with the Future

Immerse yourself deeper into these products and discover how these offerings can amplify your digital life.

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are Google's new flagship smartphones. They feature a new design, a Google Tensor chip, and improved cameras. They will be available in black, white, and green. They will be available for pre-order on October 5, 2023, and will start shipping on October 19, 2023.

Google Pixel 8 and Google Pixel 8 Pro
Credit Image: Google

Unveiling the Future: Google Pixel 8 and Beyond!

In the ever-evolving world of smartphones, one brand consistently rises to the occasion, challenging the status quo and pushing the boundaries of technology. Enter the Google Pixel 8 and its arsenal of innovative features.

Why the Hype Around Pixel 8?

Apple's iPhone 15 has set new benchmarks, and in response, Google has launched its latest smartphone, the Pixel 8, a masterclass in design and innovation. With a starting price of £699 (€799/$699), the Pixel 8 is the epitome of advanced technology packed into a sleek design. Its 6.2-inch 120Hz OLED screen offers an immersive viewing experience, and despite being slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor, it boasts significant camera advancements.

Once again, Google created a unique niche with the Pixel 8, which is not just another smartphone but a tech marvel. Let's dive deep into what makes the Pixel 8 stand out as a symphony of advanced technology and elegant design.

Stunning Features at a Glance:

  • Remarkable Design: The Pixel 8 maintains the classic look while offering a more refined version. It's lighter, more compact, and has a polished metal frame, making it comfortable to hold. With dimensions of 150.5mm x 70.8mm x 8.9mm and weighing just 187g, it's a perfect choice for those who are always on the go. The camera bar, IP68-rated body, and Gorilla Glass Victus all prove its durability.

  • Display Brilliance: The Pixel 8 boasts a stunning 6.2-inch OLED display that is a visual treat. Its peak brightness of 2,000 nits and a refresh rate that switches between 60Hz and 120Hz promise an immersive multimedia experience. The under-screen fingerprint reader also provides secure access with a touch of your fingertips.

  • Camera Prowess: The Pixel 8 isn't just a camera; it's a memory-crafting tool. Its dual-camera system, featuring a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens, might seem similar to the Pixel 7. Still, you can expect unparalleled photography with the Tensor G3 CPU and advanced AI. The Magic Editor and Best Take features redefine photo editing, making it fun and creative. The latest dual-camera setup captures 21% more light, translating into excellent low-light performance. This ensures that your memories are always perfectly captured. Additionally, you can expect unparalleled photography with the Tensor G3 CPU, and advanced macro photography mode is also included for those with an artistic inclination.

  • Performance & Software: The Pixel 8 is powered by the Tensor G3 chipset, supported by 8GB of RAM. Google promises to ship the phone with Android 14 and provide seven years of OS and security updates, surpassing its competitors like Apple and Samsung in terms of longevity. The new Tensor G3 chip is a significant improvement over the G2 chip in the Pixel 7, offering fast performance and seamless multitasking.

  • Power-Packed Battery: The Pixel 8 has a 4485mAh battery that is perfect for its frame size, ensuring you stay powered throughout the day. Additionally, it features Qi-based fast wireless charging and Battery Share, which means you don't have to worry about running out of power. It can last over 31 hours with varied usage, making it ideal for extended use.

  • Unparalleled AI Features: The Pixel 8 boasts impressive AI capabilities such as on-board large language models and enhanced Call Screening for an intuitive and futuristic user experience.

  • Software Support: Get the latest Android 14 with a promise of 7 years of upgrades.

Why the Pixel 8 Stands Out:

Google's Pixel 8 isn’t just about specs. It’s about offering top-tier features at a price that won't break the bank. With prices starting at $699 / £699 / AU$1,199 and pre-orders already live, the Pixel 8 is poised to be a game-changer.

If you're seeking the zenith of smartphone experience but desire it in a compact and affordable package, the Pixel 8 beckons. And remember, the journey doesn’t end here; keep an eye out for our comprehensive reviews on the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2!



Experience the Pinnacle: The Google Pixel 8 Pro

Step into the future with Google's latest innovation, the Pixel 8 Pro. With its ground-breaking features and luxurious design, this smartphone redefines the mobile experience.

Pixel 8 Pro vs The Rest: The Leap Forward

Curious about the upgrade? The Pixel 8 Pro doesn't just improve upon its predecessors; it revolutionizes them. From its evolved aesthetic to its state-of-the-art temperature sensor, this is Google's most ambitious.

Stunning Features at a Glance:

  • A Seamless Design Evolution: The Pixel 8 Pro has maintained its iconic aesthetic while offering a more refined look. The camera housing is unmistakably Pixel, made of metal and stands out. The edges are softened, providing an ergonomic comfort similar to that of market leaders like Apple and Samsung. Regarding design and aesthetics, the Pixel 8 Pro retains the iconic camera bar with rounded corners and comes in refreshing hues, including a light blue option. It also has a flat display, which marks a noticeable design change from the previous models.

  • Innovations in Display: Are you ready to experience content like never before? Introducing the 6.7-inch LPTO OLED display, designed to deliver breathtaking visuals at a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. The adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz ensures that the display is always in sync with the content you're viewing, making it a treat for your eyes whether you're capturing new memories or reminiscing about old ones.

  • Camera: Where Art Meets Technology: Google's latest smartphone is set to revolutionize photography. With a 50MP main camera and 48MP ultrawide and telephoto, it promises to deliver stunning shots every time. AI-driven tools such as Magic Editor and Best Take guarantee that every photo is frame-worthy. The Tensor G3 chipset allows for smart HDR and other advanced camera features, making photography an effortless and enjoyable experience. Video Boost ensures that your videos are as good as reality while the camera captures photos that narrate stories.

  • Introducing the Temperature Sensor: The Pixel 8 Pro is the first smartphone in the industry to come with a temperature sensor. This feature adds a blend of novelty and utility, allowing you to check your coffee's warmth or assess the ambient temperature. Furthermore, this innovation introduces us to the potential of a temperature sensor, which is yet to be fully harnessed.

  • Performance Boost with Tensor G3: With AI capabilities, robust security, and powered by the new Tensor G3 chip, the Pixel 8 Pro offers an unmatched user experience.

  • Prolonged Support & Updates: Google promises seven years of OS and security updates for Pixel 8 Pro.

  • Power That Lasts: With a 5,050mAh battery, one of the most robust flagship phones, your device will last all day and more.

  • Audio Magic Eraser & Magic Editor: Features like Audio Magic Eraser and Magic Editor promise to revolutionize audio-visual editing, enhancing the content creation experience.

  • Storage: Need space? The Pro 8 offers up to 1TB, making it a versatile multimedia device.

Price & Availability:

Join the exclusive Pixel community today by purchasing the Pixel 8 Pro, available at a starting price of $999 / £999 / AU$1,699.

Unparalleled Software Support

Google's commitment to software support has taken the spotlight. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro promise to receive OS and security updates for seven years. This commitment challenges Apple's dominance and cements Google's position as a leader in smartphone longevity.

In the world of flagship smartphones, the Google Pixel 8 Pro is a trendsetter rather than just another contender. Despite facing off against giants like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, the Pixel 8 Pro stands tall with its innovative features and unparalleled AI capabilities.



Google Pixel Watch 2

The Pixel Watch 2 is the successor to the original Pixel Watch. It has a new design, processor, and a longer battery life. The Pixel Watch 2 has a circular design with a stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal lens. It is powered by the new Google Wear OS 3 processor, designed to be faster and more efficient than the previous version of Wear OS.

Google Pixel Watch 2
Credit Image: Google

The Pixel Watch 2 has several new health and fitness features, including a built-in heart rate sensor, ECG sensor, and GPS. It also has some new software features, such as making and receiving calls and sending and receiving text messages without a smartphone. The Pixel Watch 2 is available in black, white, and silver.


Android 14

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is Android 14. It includes several new features, such as improved privacy and security, new productivity tools, and a redesigned lock screen.

One of the most significant improvements in Android 14 is a new permission system that gives users more control over how their apps access their data. Now, users can grant apps permission to access their location only while the app is in use.

Google Smartphones have Android 14
Credit Image: Google

Moreover, Android 14 offers new productivity tools, including the split-screen mode, which enables users to run two apps simultaneously. Additionally, the new lock screen design makes accessing vital information, such as notifications and weather updates, easier.

Android 14 will be downloadable on most Android devices in the upcoming months.

Day and Night Testing Cover for ViserMark Battery Life Testing Process

At ViserMark, we perform a variety of testing to ensure that the battery is functioning correctly and to determine how long it can last under different usage scenarios.

Thanks to the test automation capabilities of viSer, we can test battery life using the smartphone under normal usage conditions, monitoring how long the battery lasts. This is done by setting up the phone to simulate typical usage (Day of Use), such as web browsing, video playback, voice calls, and other activities.


Written By:

Debbie Bouffler is the Marketing and Communications Manager for SmartViser

Debbie Bouffler holds the Marketing and Communications Manager role at SmartViser, playing a pivotal role in crafting communication and marketing plans for the company. Debbie gained expertise in strategic business development and marketing across multiple enterprises before joining SmartViser.

Recognised for her boundless creativity, unparalleled drive, and inspiring leadership, Debbie is fueled by challenges—especially those that amplify SmartViser's footprint in the Telecommunications sector. With a passion for continuous evolution, she relentlessly pursues avenues for growth and excellence.

For further insights into her professional journey or to connect, visit Debbie on LinkedIn.


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