This week on The Chrome Cast, we discuss the new way that Google teased the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with little warning in a new sizzle video on YouTube. The ad-like, 30-second video doesn’t give too much away that we didn’t already know, but it did give us the first official looks at the new Pixel phones in the hands of actual humans. Sure, the renders were shown off a bit as well, but it was cool to see the phones in real-world settings and in the possession of real people. We also discuss the new Material You treatment Google announced for many of its own in-house apps that will all culminate in the release of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later in October, presumably.
The second half of the podcast is for all of you interested in Chrome OS tablets. With Lenovo’s recently-announced Duet 5, we’re seeing more detachable Chromebooks finally show up and we’re as curious as ever just what users actually do with these devices. From iPads in keyboard cases to mid-range Chromebook tablets to low end models, there’s still a desire for tablets, but what role do they ultimately play in a world with large-screen smartphones and thin/light laptops. If you are into tablets and detachables, this one’s for you!
- Android 12 Beta 5 starts rolling out Material You redesigns for loads of Google apps
- Google continues upending the phone launch playbook with new Pixel 6 teaser
- Some thoughts on Cursive – Google’s new handwriting app for Chromebooks [VIDEO]
- Lenovo launches 13.3″ Snapdragon-powered Chromebook tablet with OLED display
- Even if Google won’t make it, we need a new Chromebook built like the original Pixelbook
- The new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 is official and not really worth getting excited for
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