Google has officially sent out invites for an event on October 9. It's the company's annual hardware event, where we expect to see the Pixel 3, as well as plenty of other hardware from the search giant. The October 9 date had been circling around for a couple of weeks, and it turns out that is the date that Google will unveil its latest smartphones. The company is also doing the unveiling in New York City this time around, instead of San Francisco where it unveiled the latest Pixel smartphones the previous two years.
There are a ton of rumors on what Google is going to be announcing at this event, though we do know for certain that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be there. Those two smartphones have been leaked quite a bit already, and Google could literally walk on stage and say that all the leaks were true, then turn the press loose in the hands-on area. We also know that the Pixel Watch will not be making a debut this year, as the head of WearOS has already stated that the team is not working on such a device right now, and that it is working with partners more than its own smartwatch.
In previous years, Google has unveiled new Google Home hardware, as well as new headphones, new Google WiFi hardware and much more. This event is typically where Google releases all of its hardware that it has been working on all year. With Google I/O being more of a software/sneak-peak event on what Google is working on, this fall event is more about finished products that will be on store shelves before the end of the year. It's possible we could see a new Google Home device, seeing as the Google Home Max and Home Mini were released at last year's event. But we can speculate all we want, we won't know for sure what Google has to announce until October 9, which is just over a month away.