We knew the leaks and rumors would surely begin to swirl pretty soon, and tonight it looks like the hype train is ready to kick into full gear.
According to Evan Blass, the internet’s foremost tech leak expert, Google plans to unveil the Pixel and Pixel XL at an event on October 5th 2017.
Check out the tweet from Evan himself:
Google’s second-generation Pixel handsets, powered by Snapdragon 836 SoC’s, will be unveiled on October 5th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 24, 2017
We Have To Imply Chromebook At This Point
Based on a recent post here and pretty much everywhere online, we know from reliable sources that Google intends to release a Pixel-branded Chromebook at this same event.
Though Evan’s tweet didn’t expressly mention the other hardware being released, we can piece together what we’ve learned to know that a Google-made Chromebook (likely with Pixel branding) is going to make the stage and that Chromebook will very likely be ‘Eve’.
If you’ve missed anything on this flagship beast, you can get caught up right here.
Don’t Expect Official News Yet
If we follow the events leading up to last year, we saw leaks surrounding Google’s hardware event begin near the end of August and beginning of September.
We’re a bit ahead of that timeline, but only by about a week at this point. Likely we’ll continue seeing info leak here and there leading up to an official announcement of the event about two weeks out.
If we’re counting backward, that puts an official announcement around September 21st.
Who knows? With this year’s event holding quite a bit more hype and excitement, maybe we’ll see some official notice from Google a bit more in advance
Until then, I’d say you can confidently mark your calendars for October 5th. Evan Blass doesn’t miss very often.