TWiT News 396 Transcript

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0:00:11 - Jason Howell
This is TWIT News Episode 396, recorded Wednesday, october 4, 2023. Made by Google 2023. TWiT News is brought to you by our friends at ITProTV, now called ACI Learning. Visit your team the IT training they want while future-proofing your business. Visit goacilarningcom slash TWIT. TWiT listeners can receive up to 65% off an ITPro Enterprise solution plan. The discount is based on the size of your team when you fill out their form.

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0:01:13 - Jason Howell
Hello and good morning, and welcome to TWIT's live coverage of Google's Made by Google event on this bright Wednesday, october 4, 2023. I'm Jason Howell and you know it's 7 am here at the TWIT studio, so it's bright and early. The thing is, I usually wake up at 5, so this is nothing. I'm wide awake, I'm coffeeed, I'm ready to go. Hopefully, so is my partner for the next hour, hour and a half, however long this event is my good friend Wynn TWiTtow. How are you doing, wynn? It's great to see you. Hey, jason.

0:01:48 - Huyen Tue Dao
Wow, you are so much more awake and ready. I was thinking, oh, I've got it easy. I'm on Mountain Time so I have one extra hour of sleep, but I cannot compete with your morning awareness and readiness. Let's go, let's go. Google, make it happen Now. We're ready. Now, start early. Come on, let's go.

0:02:06 - Jason Howell
My eyes. They wake up at 5 am these days. It's just the way it goes. I guess that means I'm getting older.

0:02:12 - Huyen Tue Dao
Or you just have kids.

0:02:13 - Jason Howell
You have to look forward to somewhere down the line when the eye is waking up at 5 o'clock in the morning. It's great to have you here. Wynn, of course, is one of the hosts of Android Faithful, which is really the kind of the spiritual successor of the show that we did here at TWiTt all about Android. So folks can go to androidfaithfulcom and should to subscribe, Please. Did you all talk about? A little bit about what to expect on last night's show.

0:02:45 - Huyen Tue Dao
We've been doing it so much because every year now they just leak everything before the actual announcement that we've been talking about. It seems like forever, so we seem to know everything about what's going to be announced. But we did, we gave it a little bit of a nod and let everyone know that I will be here with you. I am here with you, jason, this morning. Yeah, good, good, good, we did.

0:03:09 - Jason Howell
Yeah, we have the.

0:03:09 - Huyen Tue Dao
We know everything now.

0:03:11 - Jason Howell
Yeah, I mean Google. Really, this is their strategy, right? It's like they've been burned so many times by leaky photos on a subway or some people would argue, oh, that's Google working behind the scenes. But I think this gives them an opportunity to really control the message, to try their best to build up hype with actual official announcements to get people excited versus the, I think. I think instead, we really know so much about these devices going into this event, as we do every year for the past handful of years.

0:03:50 - Huyen Tue Dao
We talked about this last night too. It's just like, well, it definitely seems like part of the game, the game plan and the whole ecosystem of everyone. That is just part of the intentional leaks, or unintentional but welcome, or planned leaks, and then it becomes a well, what's going to surprise, going to be? What is the actual announcement other than hey, we're confirming everything that that you all been saying?

0:04:17 - Jason Howell
You knew everything, and now we had our announcement to confirm that you knew everything. All right, are you excited? Yeah, it's like you always want for these events, like there's got to be at least some bit of surprise to get you know. Otherwise, the outlets that are reporting on it are just kind of talking about the same stuff they've been talking about. So where is the extra added excitement around this? At the same time, who really watches these events? The people who are really passionate about this are actually tuning in. Obviously, twitter fans are excited for these events that's why you're here and watching but the masses you know are not like tuning in to this. So the excitement built around this is going to happen organically over time. Anyways, when somebody walks into a carrier store and sees it and goes, oh, I guess Google has a new phone, you know that sort of thing.

0:05:11 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, for sure. We were talking about this last night, where I think all of us are increasingly getting pixel sightings in the wild or even comments, and that's you know not. I mean, I presume that most people I walk into on the street are not big Android slash, google nerds like me, and so that that is part of the messaging, isn't? It Is like the general public and letting them know, hey, google has stuff, and creating hype and interest in it.

0:05:36 - Jason Howell
So yeah, it's probably worth noting that this is finally getting underway a smooth three minutes late, which I feel like doesn't usually happen, so we're going to start with some sort of Google promo video.

I think what we expect and know that we're going to see today, though, the Pixel 8, the Pixel 8 Pro, pixel Watch 2, the Pixel Buds Pro like a very minor refresh there, I think, and then beyond that it's kind of like what is the you know? Is there going to be a one more thing or a super secret surprise? Could be a new Chromecast. There's been lots of leaks on that. Could be maybe a preview of the Pixel Flip. I really doubt that's going to happen. You know Pixel 8a preview, but that comes out middle and next year. So I doubt that's going to happen. But you never know, maybe Google have some surprise, some tricks up their sleeves.

0:06:35 - Made By Google Video
The universe is telling me that it will help with my stress levels.

0:06:42 - Made By Google Video
And it can even erase the annoying sounds. Really yeah, oh guys, nope.

0:06:47 - Jason Howell
But do you?

0:06:50 - Made By Google Video
really think all those rumors are true.

0:06:53 - Huyen Tue Dao
Well, let's see.

0:06:58 - Made By Google Video
Are you talking to the people?

0:07:03 - Jason Howell
The people at the event. So this is going to be a fully pre-recorded? No, it's not. It's going to be a live event.

0:07:09 - Huyen Tue Dao
There we go. Hey, Mr Rick Oswell.

0:07:12 - Jason Howell
I did get an invite for this event, but sorry.

0:07:15 - Made By Google Video
Thanks for joining us, whether you're streaming the show from around the world or live with us here in Pure 57 in New York City. Extra special welcome to our friends in Japan and across Asia who are staying up late with us today. 2023 is a big year for Google. If you've been following the company, you know we celebrated our 25th birthday last month and it's a year of massive innovation. We're sharing AI breakthroughs and new research on a weekly basis Now. I've worked in the tech industry for a long time and I've never seen anything like the speed of innovation at Google right now. In the five months since Google IO, we've rolled out new capabilities across so many Google products, including search workspace, android and Bard. As always, our focus is on making AI more helpful for everyone, right off the top.

In a way that's both bold and responsible. Now, today, we're going to talk about what that means for Pixel, the only phone engineered by Google. We have so much to share with you. Now, looking around the room here, I see a few people who were here at our first Pixel launch seven years ago and, if you can remember, we shared our vision for mobile computing, that the world was evolving from mobile first to AI first, and we explained that Pixel is designed to bring hardware and software together with AI at the center, to deliver simple, fast and smart experiences.

0:08:56 - Jason Howell
Yeah, it's easy to think that this whole AI thing is a now thing, but we've been talking about AI and its integrations into Android, just as one example for years.

0:09:06 - Made By Google Video
Like Rich just said, the assistance Google.

0:09:10 - Jason Howell
now these things, compared to what we're seeing in developments in AI now, might seem a little not pedestrian, but a little simple by comparison. But that's where Google's mind was at and they've consistently built upon that.

0:09:27 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, most of AI has been undercover. Not even undercover, but just the kind of technology you don't notice. And that's kind of the point of it more or less. It just brings things to you and you don't think about it too much, but it's become sort of buzzword.

0:09:41 - Made By Google Video
My husband, I, talk about this all the time.

0:09:44 - Jason Howell
Yeah, huge buzzword. Now I mean almost to the point of these. The companies are like falling over themselves, to say it a million times in events like this just to be sure that you know that they're focused on innovating everything, but you have to.

0:10:01 - Huyen Tue Dao
And I mean, yeah, DeepMind's been around forever. I almost feel bad for them having to catch up on the messaging when they've been around.

0:10:08 - Jason Howell
It's like, oh, wait a minute, wait a minute, don't forget we were here. Don't you remember DeepMind? Don't you remember that Pixel camera?

0:10:16 - Made By Google Video
Which uses Google AI models to go way beyond taking a good photo. Pixel camera makes it easy to get beautiful shots in nearly impossible lighting conditions, track moving subjects and get colors and skin tones just right. The computational photography in pixel camera is one of the biggest mobile computing breakthroughs of the last decade, and it's moved the entire industry forward. The idea of AI-centric mobile computing was a radical concept when Pixel first launched, but Pixel's demonstrated again and again that it's the clearest path to helpful, simple, personal smartphone experiences. Over the past few years, we've applied our experience with AI in phones to a growing pixel portfolio of devices like watches, tablets, foldables and buds. And as Google AI gets better, those devices keep getting better too.

For instance, this week we're rolling out our biggest update ever to Pixel Buds Pro, with a number of AI-enabled features and improvements. We're improving our clear calling technology, which automatically reduces background noise and enhances the voices on any phone call you receive. It doesn't matter if the person is calling you from a busy sidewalk or in a noisy restaurant. You'll hear them even more clearly and it works on every call. No need to press a button and turn it on each time. Pixel Buds Pro are also among the first earbuds to use Bluetooth super-wide band speech. It doubles the bandwidth to make voices sound more natural, and when it's combined with clear calling, your phone calls sound so much better. Just listen to the before and after.

0:12:17 - Huyen Tue Dao
Grab a coffee next to the office, and I've got a few more meetings to get through. In a quick errand I'm going to be ready to come out and join everybody for dinner. So are you still thinking of trying that place on 63rd? I've heard really great things about it.

0:12:32 - Made By Google Video
You can, really Sounds good.

0:12:37 - Jason Howell
You can really hear the difference.

0:12:39 - Made By Google Video
Now, ai can make Pixel Buds Pro more convenient to use as well. When you're listening to music and need to have a quick chat with a coworker, or tell the barista your coffee order, you can just start talking. Pixel Buds Pro will automatically pause your audio and turn on transparency mode.

0:12:59 - Jason Howell
No, I've tried that mode on other earbuds and it does not work for me. Too many false starts.

0:13:07 - Made By Google Video
Which is great news for the gamers out there, and there are a few more updates today that you can read about over on the Google Store.

0:13:16 - Jason Howell
Pixel Buds Pro are the only new ones that's getting released today. I wonder how much of an improvement 50% actually feels like.

0:13:24 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, that's the thing, though I'm still very skeptical. I've tried recently. You and whoever you're talking to, I just don't feel like 50% is enough.

0:13:30 - Made By Google Video
You now have your own personal translator across more than 45 languages, and, along with device updates, we're also tapping Google's AI research to create richer user experiences in our apps and services. For instance, we see so many opportunities to bring AI into Google Home to make your smart home more intuitive and helpful. It can be hard to keep track of what's going on at home If you're on vacation or just having a busy week. Catching up can involve a lot of scrolling, so generative AI can help with that by synthesizing all that info into a more simple view In the Google Home app, you'll soon get a streamlined view of what happened recently with a quick and easy summary. If you're wondering about your packages, you'll be able to ask about your home in natural language and quickly find the clip you're looking for from your Nest doorbell video history. I like that.

It's easy to take action on those insights too. Just type a follow-up query and the Home app will be able to generate a suggested automation for your devices, and we'll be rolling out these experimental features to subscribers next year. And we've got a whole lot more where that came from. That is always the interesting part the integrations that they can put together.

0:14:58 - Huyen Tue Dao
I damaged that as someone who scrolls through their camera footage constantly looking for packages or looking who arrived.

0:15:04 - Made By Google Video
Yeah, indeed Stay to their art AI research. It's an action-packed show, so let's get into it. Here's James to show you the next generation of Pixel wearables.

0:15:19 - Jason Howell
All right, Pixel wearables coming up, but we're going to take a super quick break and thank the sponsor of this live event.

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0:16:30 - Made By Google Video
I believe the health and fitness expertise of Fitbit. And that was only the beginning. I'd like to introduce you to Google Pixel Watch 2. Some really interesting features coming up on this, even though the design looks very similar to, if not identical to, the first one. You're getting Google and Fitbit experiences.

0:16:52 - Jason Howell
Something about the crown, though.

0:16:53 - Made By Google Video
Any other smartwatch With the fast efficient health and fitness. There was something about the current Upgraded design materials, as well, people love the Seekwater droplet look of the first Pixel Watch. We're upgrading our low profile design for Pixel Watch 2 with more durable cover glass and 100% recycled aluminum housing that's lighter and more comfortable to wear when you're at play and at rest. And we took the same care with our new bands and watch faces.

Elegant metals are designed to that is pretty cool, our new sport design is more breathable and Pixel Watch 2 uses the same simple band mechanism, so last year's Pixel Watch bands still work great, and you'll see big upgrades across the entire Pixel Watch 2 experience. The new quad-core CPU gives you smooth, snappy performance, and battery life has improved as well. Even with the display in always on mode, you'll get 24 hours of use on a single charge, and it charges faster too, with a 12 hour charge in just 30 minutes. We're also getting the full Wear OS 4 experience, with new apps like Gmail and calendar, improvements to YouTube, music, maps and Google Assistant and more of the third-party apps you know and love. With helpful apps and an all-day battery, pixel Watch 2 is a great companion on any adventure, and if you get into a bind, you now have Pixel safety features like medical information and emergency sharing right on your watch.

Yeah, they pulled that from the phone for the first time in a lifetime, we're also bringing safety check over from our Pixel phones to make sure you don't feel low, which makes a lot of sense to have that on your wrist On the trail or on your watch.

0:18:58 - Huyen Tue Dao
I love that feature yeah.

0:19:00 - Made By Google Video
Just set a timer for when you expect to arrive back home. If you can't check in after it expires, safety Check will share your location with your emergency contacts and, by the way, with Fitbit Premium, you can use safety features like safety check and emergency location sharing even if you haven't connected your LT enabled Pixel Watch 2 to a network.

0:19:28 - Jason Howell

0:19:28 - Made By Google Video
I started Fitbit 16 years ago on the idea that a new generation of wearable sensors could help people live healthier lives, and it's a mission we're still on as a combined Fitbit and Google team. With Pixel Watch 2, we're bringing together new AI algorithms, upgraded software and three new sensors to give you the most complete picture of your everyday health. Pixel Watch's heart rate sensor has been upgraded from a single path sensor to a brand new, fully redesigned multi-path sensor. We've 10x the number of optical channels that can measure heart rate compared to the first gen Pixel Watch. So now your heart rate can be measured in multiple locations on your wrist for a more accurate reading, and combined with an improved ML algorithm, pixel Watch 2 produces up to 40% more accurate heart rate tracking during vigorous activities like hit, spinning and rowing. And to further enhance your workout, new coaching features keep you on-case and in your target heart rate zone, while the more glanceable UI helps you nail your intervals.

0:20:50 - Jason Howell
And that pace feature is a good one to have for health training, for fitness training.

0:20:55 - Made By Google Video
And overall wellness, and the actual accuracy is super important. That is the thing that is an issue with Fitbit's body response. It detects moments when you're physically showing signs of stress, offers interventions to de-stress and then afterwards prompts reflection over your day and week to help you better manage your stress in the future.

0:21:23 - Jason Howell
So you can be stressed about how often you were stressed.

0:21:26 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, you're stressed. You're stressed from levels rising and go even higher.

0:21:31 - Jason Howell
Yeah, that's the electrodermal activity sensor that he's talking about there.

0:21:36 - Huyen Tue Dao
The stress monitoring is totally table stakes these days for like health and fitness tracking. I know our whoop does it, like I assume the other watch does it.

0:21:47 - Jason Howell
Well, the idea of mindfulness and health is such a hot topic right now. It's very I hate to say trendy, because that implies, maybe, that it's not useful. It totally is. I do my best to practice it, but I think it makes a lot of sense for wearables like this to monitor that sort of thing, because we live in a very stressful day and age and largely because of technology that keeps us too connected. So it's like they're attempting to undo something on the path of part.

0:22:22 - Huyen Tue Dao
We're going to fix it. We'll fix it.

0:22:25 - Jason Howell
We broke you. Now let's fix you.

0:22:28 - Huyen Tue Dao
I will say it's a little disappointing to hear them tout the Well. I mean, we'll see how durable it is. I think a lot of people have covered recently that there is no repair policy for pixel watches. Yeah right, that's right. That's all I can think about is yeah, I really hope it's more durable, because people are noticing that there's no, there's only a replace option, which is fine enough but not very sustainable.

0:22:51 - Jason Howell
For sure, at the very least, For sure, especially for a company that is constantly trying or at least signaling that is trying to be better with environmental issues and everything you got to With products. You got to think about that stuff. Otherwise, replacement is not an option that just ends up in a landfill. Figure out how to make these things more repairable, For sure.

0:23:20 - Huyen Tue Dao
I will say I am for, not that anyone asked, but I'm a kettlebeller, so I have noticed that the wrist is not an ideal place, depending on your sport of choice.

0:23:32 - Jason Howell
Kettlebells end up on my wrist. A lot End up there, yeah, absolutely yeah, and they're heavy. So, and they're heavy, hard and often very kind of very rough.

0:23:42 - Huyen Tue Dao
And with no replace, with no repair. Yeah, totally, if I could wear the pixel watch somewhere other than my wrist and have it still be accurate. That would be important.

0:23:52 - Made By Google Video
Which launched last month. The new app gives you a holistic view of your health and wellness, with a focus on the metrics that matter most to you. You'll see a new structure with three tabs in the streamlined UI. The Today tab keeps you on track with your stats and goals. The Coach tab offers an easy way to browse and filter workouts and mindfulness sessions. The you tab helps you manage your personal details, goals, achievements and connections with friends and family. And, looking ahead, we see so many possibilities to use AI to bring you personalized coaching, dynamic workout recommendations and even more context and insight. For example, the Fitbit app can use generative AI, the surface connections and correlations in your Fitbit data.

There's times when I think, hey, today's run felt harder than usual. How does it compare with my previous runs? Is there something in my overall data that could explain it? Fitbit answers my question by analyzing the most relevant data. In this case, my latest run was a 5K, so Fitbit surfaces and compares it to all my recent runs with similar distance. Fitbit confirms my pace was a bit slower and offers up insights into why today's run felt harder than usual. It turns out the route I took was a bit hiliarer than normal.

0:25:29 - Huyen Tue Dao
It's emphasizing the LLMs with the health information Correct.

0:25:33 - Made By Google Video
In my sleep scores, it's how, combined with hills, that might have had an impact on my perceived exertion. Then, on the spot, fitbit generates a chart specifically for my question with my latest pace compared with similar runs, providing a dynamic view of my fitness data that previously wasn't available. With generative AI on your side, you'll have so many creative ways to dig into your health and fitness data.

0:26:03 - Jason Howell
So it's not just about showing the data points. It's about offering the LLMs open up this door, of offering some sort of analysis of that data. So it's not just points on a map. These are the points on the map. This is how they compare to other times. This is why that's important. That's interesting.

0:26:27 - Huyen Tue Dao
I do love this, I think with data we have so much data these days. Historically, the issue with data has been trying to analyze it, especially for people that are laypeople, presenting it in a very glanceable, easily groggable way, and that's always been a challenge for data viz. I studied it a little bit in school, so I think this is a good approach to do it for Google is to how to access that data easier.

0:26:54 - Jason Howell
Get some understanding around it.

0:26:55 - Made By Google Video
Pixel Watch 2 comes in a Wi-Fi 3.49 is the price.

0:26:59 - Jason Howell
Wi-Fi LTE versions.

0:27:02 - Made By Google Video
And they'll ship next week.

0:27:04 - Jason Howell
Starting at 3.49,.

0:27:07 - Made By Google Video
Pixel Watch 2 also comes with 6 months of Fitbit Premium, which unlocks a whole new level of insights and content to help inform your wellness journey. And for the fitness tracker fans out there, check out the just released Fitbit Charge 6. It delivers the most accurate heart rate we've ever released on a tracker and it's the first tracker to include Google essentials like Maps, Wallet and YouTube music controls. Next up, here's Rick, again to introduce the next evolution of Pixel smartphones.

0:27:48 - Jason Howell
All right, so we're going to get into the smartphone announcement that's coming up, but before we listen to Rick there, let's take a super quick break and thank the sponsor of this live event. TWiT news brought to you by our friends at ITProTV. Now called ACI Learning. With an astounding 30% of ITPro learners being MSPs, it's no wonder why ITPro continues to be the preferred choice for training teams Practice Labs. They're the perfect place for MSPs to test and to do those experiments before deploying new apps or new updates, all without compromising your live system.

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Julie C in the dark, the first phone to answer the phone for you.

0:29:15 - Made By Google Video
The first phone to unblur your photos, the first phone with car crash detection, the first phone to protect your browsing with a built-in VPN at no extra cost, and we have a whole new set of firsts to show you. Today, I'm excited to introduce you to the next evolution of AI in your hand Google Pixel 8 Pro and Google Pixel 8.

0:29:47 - Huyen Tue Dao
That's something framing. Ai in your hand.

0:29:52 - Jason Howell
Similar design looks a little round-ditter.

0:29:58 - Made By Google Video
They're the first phones to use our latest Google Tensor chip. They include the very best Android experience, first-of-the-kind camera experiences and the latest AI advancements from Google. From the inside out, pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are built to deliver the help you need in a way that only Google can, and, as you can see, they're absolutely stunning. Here's Claude, to take you through all the gorgeous design details.

0:30:31 - Jason Howell
Claude, the AI, the LLM, that you can send queries.

0:30:37 - Huyen Tue Dao
Oh, no, no this is a real person.

0:30:39 - Made By Google Video
Pixel 8 Pro are the most beautiful phones we've ever made. They're the centerpiece of Google's growing Pixel portfolio, and you can see how well they're complemented by the rest of the family. Every Pixel device, from the phone in your hands to the watch on your wrist, to the buds in your ear and to the tablet in your home, is designed to fit into your life seamlessly, to provide a helpful, fluid experience and to reflect the human, optimistic and daring design that Pixel is known for. Instead of angular corners and edges, pixel devices replicate that calming feeling of picking up a smooth piece of seaglass. Pixel 8 is an evolution of the iconic Pixel design, with more fluid contours and a smaller size that feels so natural to hold. Pixel 8 Pro introduces new, considerate design elements into the portfolio. We're using a soft, silky, matte glass finish to contrast with the high-polished camera bar and highlight our powerful new camera system. We bring that same thoughtfulness to Pixel's color palette, which continues to evolve with natural and inviting hues. Our porcelain shade on Pixel 8 Pro is accented by a soft gold trim for a luxurious ceramic look, and our new bay blue color is both energetic and hopeful. We're even updating Pixel Buds Pro today with new colors to go with our new phones, including bay, blue and porcelain.

As a company, we know that device manufacturing carries heavy responsibility, and we take that responsibility seriously. Sustainability we continue to design all of our products with sustainability in mind from the very beginning. We're working towards Google's commitment of net zero emissions by 2030 by reimagining the materials that go into our products, how we manufacture them and how we distribute them, and that's why we're now on our fourth generation of Pixel phones that use recycled aluminum. In fact, every device you see today uses repurposed materials, from the 100% recycled aluminum enclosures on Pixel phones to our fabric, watch bands and Pixel 8 packaging is completely free of plastic. Another aspect of sustainability is longevity. Accidents happen and we're working to make Pixel phones easier to repair.

We've partnered with iFixit to offer parts, tools and repair guides directly to the iWires, so that it's easier than ever to repair your own display, your battery or your camera. Yeah, that's good. One of the most important design elements on Pixel 8 design Wasn't where I thought he was going, but yeah, I thought he was going to maybe talk about software updates or both. Your phone should show you the world in the way that it actually appears in real life. But, they really do work hand in hand right.

0:34:04 - Jason Howell
The real thing is that software updates are going to be the longest for Android. They're like seven years or something like that, and you've got to have the ability to also keep the device in good physical condition over the course of that time. Absolutely, If your battery is exploding it doesn't matter if you need to remodel it Exactly.

0:34:22 - Made By Google Video
Your games, your photos and everything else that you do on your phone, and Pixel 8 Pro takes our real world display technology To the next level.

0:34:33 - Huyen Tue Dao
I thought I was having a brain fog from. Covid Actua, okay, actua.

0:34:38 - Made By Google Video
The 6.7-inch display is even more immersive and it's our brightest display yet, with a stunning peak brightness of 2400 nits and a variable refresh rate that intelligently adjusts from 1 to 120 Hz, Even in direct sunlight. You'll love how true-to-life your ultra HDR images look.

0:35:01 - Jason Howell
Actua, actua, on the back of the fixulate, throw you can see that we've added a new temperature sensor.

0:35:08 - Made By Google Video
It's a convenient and a quick way to check the temp on a pan to make sure that the milk in your baby's bottle is just the right temperature, I would not put my phone. Yeah, don't do that what.

0:35:24 - Jason Howell
I don't know how close you need to be to take that down.

0:35:26 - Made By Google Video
Yeah, oh God.

0:35:30 - Huyen Tue Dao
I think you need to explain that more.

0:35:32 - Jason Howell
Yeah, I feel like I need a little more context around the temperature sensor Fixulate throw. Are getting some radar vibes.

0:35:44 - Huyen Tue Dao
No, that's fair.

0:35:47 - Made By Google Video
Like okay, it's there.

0:35:48 - Jason Howell
I guess that's neat, but what is the why? What is the why for it? I'm still a little confused.

0:35:57 - Made By Google Video
Fixulate's helpful AI experiences start right in the silicon. Let me introduce you to the new Google Tensor G3. It's our latest mobile SOC designed specifically to bring Google's AI breakthroughs directly to pixel users and show the world what's possible. In our new Tensor G3 chip, every major subsystem has been upgraded. It includes the latest generation of ARM CPUs, an upgraded GPU, new ISP and imaging DSP and, of course, the TPU, our on-device AI engine that we've custom designed to run Google's AI models efficiently. I want to show you what those models look like at an on-device level and how Tensor continues to push the boundaries when it comes to AI innovation in mobile computing.

Let's start with the growth of machine learning models in Pixel. Compared to the first generation of Tensor on Pixel 6, the new Pixel 8 runs more than twice as many machine learning models on device. That's a massive jump in a short time, and it means Pixel's machine learning isn't just for speech and photos anymore. Ml models now enhance just about every aspect of Pixel's user experience, and the models themselves are getting more sophisticated too. The heaviest model in Pixel 8 is 10 times more complex compared to Pixel 6. Tensor G3 is so efficient. Not only does it run more ML models, more complex models, but in many cases it runs them concurrently, which is why Pixel can deliver so many unbelievably helpful experiences that no other phone can Like. Amazing new Pixel camera capabilities, which you'll see in just a bit. But first let's talk about Pixel 8's new speech enhancements. Pixel's speech and natural language understanding continue to lead the industry with on-device accuracy that rivals the machine learning in our data centers. You can already use Pixel to type, edit and send messages with your voice.

Now Pixel 8 even knows what language you're speaking and can switch back and forth with you as you talk in multiple languages. No other phone lets you do that. Pixel 8 is also our first phone to use the same Texas speech model that Google uses in our data centers, so I can just long press on the power button and Pixel 8 will read web pages out loud. For me, this is super useful when I want to listen to articles while walking my dog Berkeley. Let's take a listen.

0:38:32 - Made By Google Video
Six must try tips for taking incredible pet photos with your Pixel Ultra-wide macro portrait. Here's how to use your Pixel's camera and photo tools to get the best pet photos.

0:38:44 - Made By Google Video
The voice sounds more natural and I can fast forward Again making progress.

0:38:49 - Jason Howell
Am I going to want to listen to like five minute article like that, Like no? I mean, sometimes I might do that, but yeah, it's just not the same.

0:38:59 - Made By Google Video
We just make sure that. Just make your phone calls and life easier, like helping you navigate a phone tree and automatically removing background noise from your calls, with clear calling and saving you from calls you don't want with call screen. Now, with improved AI, the next generation of call screen is helping Pixel users receive 50% fewer spam calls on average. It silently answers calls from unknown numbers with a new, more natural speaking voice and it's smart enough to separate the calls you really want from the calls you really don't.

0:39:32 - Jason Howell
I do love that. Yeah, I love picking up my phone and realizing, oh, it's doing that in the background, Like I didn't even know that it was happening.

0:39:40 - Made By Google Video
Hi, you've won an all expense paid trip to the Caribbean.

0:39:44 - Made By Google Video
Press A to claim your prize now.

0:39:46 - Made By Google Video
Unfortunately, the person you're calling cannot take your call right now. Have a nice day.

0:39:51 - Huyen Tue Dao
That actually.

0:39:56 - Made By Google Video
You can see why Pixel users love this.

0:39:58 - Jason Howell
I wish we had like a snarkometer on that, though that would be like the really polite decline.

0:40:04 - Made By Google Video
Hi, this is Kristen from Anywhere Airlines.

0:40:07 - Made By Google Video
Before I try to connect you, could you please give me a quick description of why you're calling?

0:40:11 - Made By Google Video
We need to make some changes to your flight reservation. I'm calling to discuss ticketing options.

0:40:17 - Jason Howell
Okay, let me try to get the person you're trying to reach on the line. That's neat, like that. I do like that a lot.

0:40:26 - Huyen Tue Dao
It kind of was the interstellar, the bot's interstellar, where you could like, as you were saying, ask for sarcasm percentage.

0:40:32 - Jason Howell
Yes, I'd love to crank that up. If it's a spam call, I'd love to crank up the snarkometer and play with them a little bit.

0:40:42 - Made By Google Video
This next generation of Auto Call screen will even work on Pixel Watch when connected to a Tensor-enabled Pixel phone. It'll come to Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 in a feature drop later this year. Those are just a few improvements coming to Pixel 8 with Tensor G3. And with each new generation of Tensor we're pushing the boundaries of on-device AI and redefining state-of-the-art for mobile computing. You'll see big jumps across practically every major user experience on Pixel 8, including the camera. And here's Shanaaz to take us through all the firsts coming to the fully upgraded Pixel 8 camera.

0:41:20 - Jason Howell
Alright, the camera is a huge feature for Pixel. Shanaaz, sorry, is going to give information on that, but let's take a super quick break. Thank the sponsor of this live event.

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0:42:41 - Made By Google Video
New camera magic to share the future.

0:42:43 - Jason Howell
Alright, let's get into the camera. I think most people, if they don't have a pixel, but they've heard of the pixel, they probably heard about the camera or the AI features, but this is always just such a big part of what makes a pixel special, in my opinion.

0:42:57 - Made By Google Video
Combines powerful AI and Tensor G3 with a fully upgraded ultra-wide and a new wide camera that's capable of producing 2x optical quality images with even better low-light performance. And the biggest leap forward in pixel camera this year is video. The video capabilities in pixel 8 represent years of R&D across Tensor, ai and software. Combine that work with the upgraded main sensor and you'll see vast improvements in low-light video performance, dynamic range and shadow noise. And we're continuing to expand our image equity efforts with real-time so your videos and photos accurately portray the wide range of human skin tones, along with pixels best ever skin tone accuracy. In your videos, you'll see improved mixed lighting performance and much faster autofocus in low-light. So no matter what you're creating with pixel camera, everyone will look more like their beautiful selves.

Now, as every creator knows, visuals are only half of the equation when it comes to great video clips. So we have pioneering new computational audio capabilities with the first of its kind feature called Audio Magic Evaser. It lets you reduce distracting sounds in your videos using Tensor G3 and advanced machine learning models, and it's easy enough that anybody can do it. Audio Magic Eraser identifies different sounds in your video and sorts them into distinct layers that you can control. It's almost like a multi-track.

0:45:05 - Made By Google Video

0:45:06 - Huyen Tue Dao
That was cool, I was going to say Jason, you're an audio person. How hard would this be to do on your own with video?

0:45:16 - Jason Howell
On my own. It would require some software and knowledge on how to use it in order to isolate those background noises that would come at the expense of the foreground noise. That's pretty impressive. Ai is doing a lot of this stuff already, so it makes sense that Google would integrate this. This is a great example of taking modern AI tools that you go somewhere for and integrating them into a product that you're using and are really useful.

0:45:39 - Made By Google Video
You can always blink or rolling their eyes.

0:45:48 - Jason Howell
I'm not convinced on this one.

0:45:50 - Made By Google Video
Best take feature in Google Photos. Best take use the series of photos taken closer together to help you create the shot you want, so you can choose what you think is the best expression.

0:46:08 - Jason Howell
I'm sure when you don't see the process of it it's not as weird as when I see the process of it. It gives me the creeps a little bit.

0:46:16 - Huyen Tue Dao
I probably wouldn't notice if I just saw the end product. Exactly.

0:46:24 - Made By Google Video
I have endured a lifetime of other people ruining my group shots. Hey, how would you two like a picture with a hot Hollywood celebrity?

0:46:35 - Huyen Tue Dao
Let's do one. Do you want to check this out? It's called best take, and what you can do is grab different expressions and combine them into one so that everyone looks good.

0:46:44 - Jason Howell
The UI is compelling on how to do this. I'm really curious to know how the final result is.

0:46:50 - Made By Google Video
Not you, because you're lactose intolerant. No way Ice cream. But the ice cream tastes like dirty socks. Who is the designated photo-ruiner in the group? Oh, that was quick. Hard to find a bad photo of you, but we did it. He switched your whole face out. Now you guys look like the cast of a good 90s sitcom.

0:47:18 - Jason Howell
Kids, I need you to look. This is really neat, but it goes into that weird realm of blurring the lines between what is real and what isn't.

0:47:32 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, I saw headlines today about what is a photo actually? It's kind of like a philosophical take on. What are we actually doing now when we take photos with all of this manipulation? Is it a moment or?

0:47:45 - Jason Howell
is it creating an art piece? It's not quite capturing a moment, as much as it is, yes, as John just said, an interpretation of what that moment could have been.

0:48:00 - Huyen Tue Dao
It's almost like going back to old school Renaissance paintings, where you create an idealized representation of a moment. Is it to figure out? If that's okay.

0:48:14 - Jason Howell
For me. I would value higher in my camera reel, in my camera roll, an actual photo that was done without manipulation. I feel like if I was manipulating and moving the tent, like we just saw in the video, over. I would just know too much about that picture to want to frame it. Put it on a canvas on the wall Maybe I wouldn't, though.

0:48:39 - Made By Google Video
And it recognizes more than just faces, like your dog or your dinner, and even documents. Pixelate reimagines what you can do with a smartphone camera Pixelate. Oh that's so great, that's huge.

0:48:55 - Huyen Tue Dao
Generic. To see you in Magic Editor Normally a bad thing. Google's taking this term back.

0:48:59 - Jason Howell
I don't know why I didn't make that connection before. That's so great. I love it.

0:49:03 - Made By Google Video
And new ways to get creative with your video Pixelated.

0:49:06 - Jason Howell
that can be the title of today's show Ah gala.

RodeCode in the Discord points out that we went past the line of photo manipulation and what's real and what's not a long time ago, mentioning red-eye removal. At the end of the day, it's all tools. It's all tools to improve the photo, I suppose. So yeah, I'm really mixed on my opinion on it. Red-eye removal is like okay, well, there's a technical limitation that the flash gave that redness that shouldn't be there, so remove it. Swapping in faces, I don't know. I just see it as kind of different. It's kind of like you're constructing a new photo out of many other photos and it's more Photoshoppy. I don't know what is the difference.

0:49:58 - Huyen Tue Dao
I don't even know anymore. I'm so confused by it. I mean, I think Jeff is spot on with the red-eye is not actually there. It's a side effect of the technology. As you said, your eyes aren't actually red, so you're kind of, in a sense, correcting two-match reality.

0:50:10 - Jason Howell
Yeah, good point, Jeff Jarvis.

0:50:12 - Huyen Tue Dao
This reality did not exist before and you're creating an ideal one. So it's subtle and I totally get you. It really just depends on the person and their perspective.

0:50:20 - Made By Google Video
It's not specified with anything but our absolute best camera in a smartphone, and you'll get it with Pixel 8 Pro, which has everything you just saw in Pixel 8, and much more. For people who want the most powerful camera system, every camera in Pixel 8 Pro is upgraded. The triple rear pro camera system gets a new main sensor with better low-light performance, a bigger ultra-wide lens with even better macro focus, an upgraded telephoto that can capture 56% more light and take photos with 10x optical quality.

0:51:01 - Jason Howell
I love me a telephoto.

0:51:02 - Made By Google Video
And you've added this on the front-facing camera, so you can take the best Pixel 8 selfies ever. So often it's the camera that's like thrown in there just to have it on a spec sheet and it looks horrible. We have a triple array of picture, perfect pixel photo in any lighting condition. You're also introducing new pro controls on Pixel 8 Pro.

0:51:28 - Huyen Tue Dao
Excited for this. I am excited for this.

0:51:29 - Made By Google Video
So you've got total creative control over the camera. You can adjust settings like ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, lens selection and focus. You can also get high resolution 50 megapixel images from across the zoom range in both JPEG and RAW, and when you open those RAW images in Adobe Lightroom, you'll see they retain our signature HDR plus adjustments we gave our Pixel. Creator lab photographers early access to pro controls. I'm so happy to have pro controls in this camera system.

0:52:08 - Jason Howell
I mean, you can get it with third party, but it's really nice to have it baked in. Samsung's been doing this for years and I use it all the time.

0:52:16 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, I used to work with camera API a lot and for a long time you've been able to. I don't know how to explain itsoftware-wise you can do this, but there must be a connection between the quality of control in the unit itself versus the software that's here. Totally.

0:52:34 - Made By Google Video
It means your video is sharper, more vibrant and sound better than ever. Video from Pixel 8 Pro is gorgeous. It's the best video quality ever on a Pixel. I'm super curious about that. To show what's possible with computational audio, introducing a new form of video processing called video boost.

0:52:55 - Jason Howell
Video boost okay it totally changes the game.

0:52:57 - Made By Google Video
Look at how it compares to a different phone we picked up recently. You can see the skin tone is life-like and properly balanced. The mountain.

0:53:07 - Huyen Tue Dao
That just subtle shade.

0:53:09 - Made By Google Video
The video has vivid color and detail that Pixel photos are known for, and that's because every frame of this 4K video has gone through our HDR plus image pipeline. For a one-minute video at 30 frames per second, that's the same as processing 1800 photos.

0:53:31 - Huyen Tue Dao
Thank you, tess and Jay. Yes, I feel bad because I know sometimes we make fun of them for the dryness and technicality of these presentations, but that's really freaking hard and it's hard to communicate that to a mass audience. This is legit, impressive and I cannot.

0:53:47 - Jason Howell
It's ridiculous People would do this on a phone and video on Pixel phones has long been an area that has needed some serious attention. Photos great video fine, passable. But video on other devices like Samsung does video great in my opinion. So I'm really curious about this Super curious Video boost complete.

0:54:14 - Made By Google Video
And when you use video boost in low light, it automatically enables night sight video for the first time on Pixel, which is awesome yeah totally, and one of our favorite photographers was able to do with night sight video.

0:54:31 - Jason Howell
This has been needed as well.

0:54:35 - Made By Google Video
I'm Sima Da Saika. I'm a photographer in Tokyo. Can I say that, happy Tokyo. There are many faces in Tokyo and I think the night in Tokyo is completely different from the day in Tokyo. There's a new Pixel called video boost function, but in the dark the night mode is activated, so for audio listeners.

0:54:54 - Jason Howell
This is really a look at nighttime videography in Tokyo Everything's very dark but very specific points of light and detail in the darkness.

0:55:09 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, it's like a city at night, so you've got neon contrasted with super dark and Wow.

0:55:14 - Jason Howell
Yeah, looks really nice.

0:55:18 - Huyen Tue Dao
All those little city details like.

0:55:19 - Jason Howell

0:55:21 - Huyen Tue Dao
Lamps and reflections.

0:55:23 - Jason Howell
Night sight's good, even with photo, though. Night sight can have hard time with focus in that really low light, and I'm wondering how that kind of translates to the video implementation of this.

0:55:44 - Huyen Tue Dao
I do wonder the real life time it takes. It shows that you do get a notification when the processing is complete. Right, how long does that take? That's reasonable, but for consumers I wonder how fast it will actually be and whether it's tolerable for the average user.

0:56:01 - Jason Howell
Even from there, it could be the kind of thing that, if it's a little bit longer than the users are used to waiting at this point of give it to me now, is the benefit enough to overlook it and be like okay, actually, that's really cool, I'm willing to wait a minute for this to churn. I don't even know that it's going to take a minute to churn.

0:56:18 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, we don't know, but it is unfortunately like your perception of what something should take as often does not match how.

0:56:25 - Jason Howell
Yeah, right, yeah, totally.

0:56:26 - Huyen Tue Dao
How long is reasonable?

0:56:29 - Made By Google Video
Yeah, more details in the buildings, clearer dynamic range in the colorful lights that make up the cityscape. Even the fine details.

0:56:43 - Jason Howell
Super curious to play around with that.

0:56:45 - Made By Google Video
It looks like a city at night. With Video Boost on Pixel 8 Pro, you're getting the best low light video of any smartphone. Video Boost is coming to Pixel 8 Pro in a feature drop in December and you're going to love it. It perfectly demonstrates what sets Pixel really apart as a smartphone. You have powerful on-device processing with Tensor G3 coming together with Google's state of the art research in machine learning and AI, and then the processing in your video is augmented by one of the world's most powerful cloud computers. It's a unique combined approach, but the data center acts as a workshop Video Boost happening on Google Photos?

0:57:32 - Jason Howell
Did I miss that? Is that a feature that it turns?

0:57:36 - Made By Google Video
behind the scenes.

0:57:38 - Huyen Tue Dao
Got to be Pixel right, because of the competing part necessary yeah.

0:57:42 - Jason Howell
Well, and they did say a feature drop, so yeah. Yeah, I don't know.

0:57:46 - Made By Google Video
You've got some big changes coming to Google Assistant, thanks to our advances in generative AI, and your sissy to give you a first look.

0:57:55 - Jason Howell
All right. Gen AI generative AI on your Pixel phone. Yeah, I'm sure there is a big old card out there that had that.

0:58:04 - Made By Google Video
Seven years ago, we introduced Google Assistant on the first Pixel phone, and since then, we have helped hundreds of millions of users across all different devices get things done at home and on the go. Today, I want to show you how Google is changing, how we deliver helpful experiences to people all over the world, and the key here is our generative AI research. Bringing the latest models to this mobile device that's always with you opens up so many new possibilities.

0:58:36 - Jason Howell
Bring it.

0:58:37 - Made By Google Video
Just a few months ago, we launched BARD as an early experiment. It's a conversational AI tool that lets you collaborate directly with our most capable models. Bard can help you brainstorm ideas for a game night with friends, get some creative inspiration for a new project at work, pick up a few tips.

0:58:57 - Jason Howell
A usability standpoint for the potential on mobile devices, bard would be the next gen assistant, essentially Like. Think of how we've used Assistant in the past and the complaints that we've had that, oh man, I just wish it would do this. That's kind of where these generative AI and large language models like BARD can fill in the gaps and say OK, you used to want to be able to do this in your mobile phone. Now you can. Now, that is totally possible.

0:59:25 - Huyen Tue Dao
It would be great if somehow this extended to third parties will, because that's always been a difficulty from third parties is that we want to tap into these kind of things, but the load on us is a lot higher. And if LLMs can kind of bridge that gap by being able to make those connections again and this sizing, love it. But we'll see what actually happens.

0:59:45 - Made By Google Video
We're excited in realizing our vision for Google Assistant. There we go. While Assistant is great at handling quick tasks like setting timers, giving weather updates and making quick calls, there is so much more that we've always envisioned a deeply capable personal assistant to be able to do. But the technology.

1:00:06 - Huyen Tue Dao
Jason, you should be on stage next year. I didn't think this.

1:00:08 - Made By Google Video
Why are you going to do it Until now?

1:00:11 - Jason Howell
Until now.

1:00:11 - Made By Google Video
finally, I'm excited to share an early peek at something we've been working on we call it Assistant with BARD.

1:00:18 - Jason Howell
There we go.

1:00:19 - Made By Google Video
And it brings the best of both experiences right to your phone.

1:00:23 - Jason Howell
I don't know that I saw this in this leak. It's a step towards our vision to deliver the world's most helpful personal assistant.

1:00:28 - Huyen Tue Dao
I don't think I did either.

1:00:30 - Made By Google Video
Assistant with BARD combines personalized help with reasoning and generative capabilities so it can hear, it can speak, it can see and it can even take action that help you out, right on the device you always have with you. This is an experiment we're super excited about. Let me show you some examples of what it'll be able to do. A great assistant should help you make sense of your day and stay on top of what's important. Open Assistant with BARD and say catch me up on any important emails I missed this week and you'll get a rundown of what's in your inbox.

Oh my, god Three important emails, including a party invite. Assistant with BARD, can dig into the details for you. What is Grayson's party? It can spot that the party is across the river.

1:01:24 - Jason Howell
I'm ashamed of my email game these days, so maps how long?

1:01:27 - Made By Google Video
will it take to get?

1:01:27 - Jason Howell

1:01:29 - Made By Google Video
And just like that you have quick directions from Google Maps. And of course, you can still use the classic assistant features Text Jenny, do you want to ride with me to Grayson's party? You can see how Assistant, with BARD, pulls together the information you need from different apps and services so you can get stuff done so much faster. So say, you're renting a house in Los Angeles with some friends.

1:01:57 - Huyen Tue Dao
I wonder if the ML would know how long I need to take to get to a place, because it's different than what Google tells me.

1:02:02 - Made By Google Video
You can get a grocery list for the weekend for 10 people. Go head on the snack.

1:02:07 - Jason Howell
No for anyone else it would take this long.

1:02:11 - Huyen Tue Dao
But, girl, you need to do 10 minutes, all right.

1:02:16 - Jason Howell
We've learned over time that you need an extra 10 minutes, and with a quick test.

1:02:20 - Huyen Tue Dao
you need a machine learning for it. I need machine learning for it Totally.

1:02:25 - Made By Google Video
It took less than a minute to create grocery lists. From here you can ask for recommendations on things to see. Build a weekend itinerary. Discover the best spots to soak in the views.

1:02:37 - Jason Howell
This is doing what these AI systems, I think, need to do in order to really get masses using it not make it a destination, but integrate it into the products you're already using. People are already used to using Assistant on their device. So suddenly Bard becomes a really, really leveraged AI system. That gets Google a big point of brag.

1:03:02 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, and having more flexibility as well and not having to know the secret words or just like the specific way you have to phrase things, so it makes it a lot more accessible to lay people.

1:03:13 - Made By Google Video
An Assistant with Bard can be your creative partner here, so check this out.

Oh, here we go, pop it over your photo and use it as the visual cue so Assistant with Bard can see what's on your screen, understand the context and help you with what you need. Create a cute social caption for Baxter Quick and easy and you're back to enjoying your hike. This conversational overlay is a completely new way to interact with your phone and lets Assistant with Bard meet you wherever you are. We're so excited about what's possible when we bring our most helpful, generative AI capabilities to one of the most assistive experiences in the world.

1:03:56 - Jason Howell
Heck, yes, I'm all about this. Assistant with.

1:03:57 - Made By Google Video
Bard is the coordinator who can help you take something off your plate, the planner with useful travel tips, the creative partner you turn to for inspiration, and so much more. We hope it changes how you get things done and bring your ideas to life, like a true assistant. We're rolling out Assistant with Bard to select testers shortly and we'll be expanding availability as an opt-in experience in the next few months. So for Pixel 8 users, keep an eye out for how to try it for yourself. And now back to Rick for a few final Pixel highlights.

1:04:34 - Jason Howell
I'm so excited about that. I mean, honestly, it's what we've been waiting for for Assistant is to just be better.

1:04:40 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, for sure.

1:04:41 - Jason Howell
And it really fills in the possibilities.

1:04:43 - Made By Google Video
You've heard about a lot of incredible experiences and transformational new technologies we're bringing to Pixel Thanks to Google's deep investments in AI. And this is just the beginning. Google's AI research teams are changing everything in this space with generative AI foundation models. It's a paradigm shift for computing and it leads to more contextual, more personalized and more powerful help. For instance, proofread and Gboard now takes advantage of generative large language models in the cloud, so it can go way beyond fixing typos. It offers help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation errors in a single tap. As another example, pixel's getting better at understanding the language and content, like web pages. Here's a long article about things to do around Pure 57. Just tap summarize and your Pixel will generate a quick overview for you.

Google's generative AI models can help you do more, even on your busiest days. Now imagine a future where generative AI runs right on the phones we have with us throughout the day. Pixel could be even more personalized, responsive and always ready to help. So here's the news. We engineered Pixel 8 Pro to be the first phone to run Google's foundation models directly on the device. We've worked closely with our research teams across Google to take advantage of their most advanced foundation models and distill them into a version efficient enough to run on our flagship Pixel, and even those distilled on device generative AI models are really complex. Pixel 8 Pro can run generative AI with up to 150 times more computations than the largest ML model on Pixel 7. And this leads directly to improved experiences on Pixel 8 Pro, like a better magic eraser, which is super useful for removing distractions from your images. With on device generative AI, you can now remove larger objects and people without smudging your photo.

Instead of blending the surrounding pixels, the improved magic eraser generates completely new pixels to fill in the spaces left behind by cars, people or anything else you don't want in your shot, so you get a higher quality image that looks just the way you want it to. Now you'll get the upgraded magic eraser right away on Pixel 8 Pro, and we're working hard on lots more generative AI features that are coming to Pixel over the next few months. Oh, I bet you are, for instance, reporters, getting even more helpful with on device summarizations.

1:07:59 - Huyen Tue Dao
I love your callers already. The on device is huge, though Having it run locally is pretty baller.

1:08:04 - Made By Google Video
With accurate live transcription and powerful search running right on the phone. With on device generative AI and Pixel 8 Pro, you'll be able to get concise summaries of your recordings that quickly recap the highlights.

1:08:19 - Jason Howell
Google really leaning into the summary kind of strength, the strength of summarizing that LMS actually have the ability to do, which I think is really. Yeah, I think that's super smart. That's a very useful thing that people will want. Like, I've recorded things for a couple of hours, two or three hours, with recorder and then you gotta go back through and you gotta distill it down. That's perfect use for.

1:08:42 - Made By Google Video
LMS the boundaries of what's possible.

1:08:45 - Huyen Tue Dao
It's a feature I did not actually think I needed until now, but I am excited. Yeah, for sure. Like being able to pick out between multiple similar ish clips Generative AI image model on device.

1:08:59 - Made By Google Video
Our newest feature, building on this, will be Zoom Enhance. Sorry when you pinch in.

1:09:07 - Made By Google Video

1:09:07 - Made By Google Video
Enhance can intelligently sharpen and enhance the details of your images so you can get closer than ever, even when you forget to zoom. It's an incredible application of generative AI Opening up a range of possibilities for framing and editing your images. So the kind of Zoom enhancement you used to see in science fiction, it's right in the phone in your hand. So these are just a few of the early applications of on-device foundation models we can run on Tensor G3.

That sounds awesome and they are often some far distant future. Pixel 8 Pro ships with the updated Magic Eraser and the others will be available in our upcoming feature drops starting in December and for years to come. Your Pixel 8 Pro will bring you the latest on-device generative AI innovation from Google. As we roll out new features, we're so excited about the future of the Pixel portfolio. Thanks for letting us share our vision with you today. You'll find all these new products available for pre-order right now in the Google Store. Pixel 8 comes with an unbelievable camera for both photos and videos, a brilliant actual display, the powerful new Tensor, g3 chip for helpful features like Best Take and the new call screen, and Pixel 8 is available for pre-order today with some great offers. Pixel Buds Pro it comes in three colors.

Oh, wow Next week Anything. Oh, okay. Pixel 8 Pro is a true flagship phone with never before seen features and design elements. You're getting super-actual, the best Pixel display ever, upgraded performance, super-actual, enhanced connectivity, faster charging speeds. It's the first Pixel with a temperature sensor. Okay, you get a massive upgrade. That's a little bit of a sense to me.

Pro controls for experienced photographers, industry leading video thanks to Video Boost. And it's the first phone engineered and built for the generative AI era, with new breakthrough AI features coming later this year and so many more in the future. Pixel 8 Pro is available for pre-order now in a fresh range of colors, and it'll be on shelves with Pixel 8 next week.

1:11:45 - Jason Howell
Is the throw in there.

1:11:47 - Made By Google Video
And a Pro Wow, and also the first phones of ship with Android 14. Bringing exciting capabilities like generative AI wallpapers oh yeah, also.

More customizable lock screens, monochrome, beaming, ultra HDR and more. It's such an exciting time for the Pixel family. Our vision of AI-centric mobile computing has guided us for the past seven years and, as I say every year, it feels like we're just getting started. We're hoping your Pixel 8 is just getting started, too, and that it'll be with you through years of AI advances and breakthroughs, and that's why, for the first time, google is expanding Pixel support. There we go, there we go. It's seven years.

1:12:37 - Jason Howell
Excellent. I'll go ahead and applaud that.

1:12:40 - Huyen Tue Dao
No, that's long overdue. Needed Seven years and OS upgrades. They're reading the room, because this is what people want right now is to keep their phones, absolutely.

1:12:50 - Jason Howell
And even if they don't want it or know that they want it, they need to have it anyways.

1:12:56 - Huyen Tue Dao
No, I literally saw an Android dev consider switching to iOS because of the gap in support that have existed. So heck yeah.

1:13:07 - Jason Howell
Yeah, that's fantastic.

1:13:07 - Made By Google Video
That makes me really happy. That makes me really happy. You can get all the details right now on the Google Store and we'd also love to see you in our Google Store locations here in New York and at our newest store at our headquarters.

1:13:21 - Jason Howell
Technically, you could still be using the Pixel 8 Pro and the Pixel 8 in 2030. We'll see you all again very soon. Kind of crazy, but true that's. I was wondering if they were gonna announce it, like here we were at the end I was like seriously, like you're not even gonna mention this thing, the update and I saw an article in the Verge confirming it so I was like, okay, it's definitely happening.

1:13:43 - Huyen Tue Dao
No, it's just a good little like. By the way, if you spend that $1,000, you're gonna get updates for seven years. So there we go Years okay.

1:13:52 - Jason Howell
All right. So let's go ahead and just take a breath and welcome in our new Pixel family. What, before we kind of go through a little recap, is what's like what is top of mind for you as far as the thing, that kind of like you know what this has me really excited for. This was really interesting.

1:14:15 - Huyen Tue Dao
I mean, I know that's the seven years for sure. I think it's super interesting Just because we've had so many conversations like with, just in general. But the socioeconomic environment, inflation, the right to repair, I really feel like that. You know this is Google putting their money where their mouth is and kind of responding to, you know, the sentiment of consumers and doing it with a flagship, like with their brand, and they've been gaining, you know, market share. We always talk about numbers because you know Jason loves numbers and you know they're still not a huge part of the market by any means. But I think it's really. I just think that's, I wanna say, game changer, because that feels more like a phrase I would use for something like zoom in hands, which, by the way, I also love and bless, whatever marketing or product person approved that naming. But I think just the practicality of letting people keep these phones for longer is gonna keep enticing people over Like I mean, a lot of the features that they talked about today are incredibly impressive, like technological, like feats that deserve a lot of applause.

But there are things that don't necessarily always hit you in your everyday life or especially in your pocketbook, right, like all the videography, computational photography, even the Google Assistant or Bard right. These are things that, to a larger extent, people don't know that they need or they still need to integrate into their lives. But you, today, could use a phone that you can use for five years. You could do with not today not having to switch your phone every two years. So I don't know. I just think that's most impactful because they're gonna continue to iterate on AI and make even faster, better, crazier chips that are able to hold a thousand X models, but if people aren't buying the phones, then people are not gonna be adopting these new things. So I think that's like I know that's really not like sexy to say, but I think that kind of puts the top rod at like hey, invest in this, invest in these things.

1:16:20 - Jason Howell
So anyway, yeah, I think it's interesting hearing you kind of talk about the kind of there's the life span of these devices, which is the potential of holding onto the device for the next seven years and still getting updates throughout that entire time. Now it's major OS updates, that security updates, that's feature drops, which Google loves, their feature drops, I have to imagine seven years from now. The feature drops that are coming out that target this device are probably pretty minor, because you're talking about seven year old hardware at that point and that actually makes a big difference when we're also talking about how all in the world is apparently going on and continues to go on artificial intelligence, on bringing that into the device with their updated Tensor chips, the Tensor G3, as they said. What do they say? Up to 150 times more computations than the largest machine learning model on the Pixel 7. Pixel 7. So that's last year's model and already that's an increase. Imagine if they continue at this rate expanding the feature set of their Tensor chips to make them more competitive, year after year after year, on each consecutive device.

How, even God? Because now I feel like I'm poking a little bit of a hole. I don't mean to make this sound like I'm like. Like you know, this isn't a big deal the seven years but I do think that seven years from now, the phone that Google's going to have and what it's capable of, given the kind of momentum and pathway that they're on right now with artificial intelligence and creating tensor chips to be capable of supporting that, I mean, they're going to be miles apart, but I think at the end of the day, you can hold onto this phone if you want to. What's it going to be able to do? By comparison to the latest and greatest? That's a different story. But the fact that Google's going all in on on that update promise also the repairability you know, improved repairability of this device, and I imagine that's a commitment that they're going to make in future models and, you know, hopefully work with iFixit to make that more achievable for people. Yeah, I think that's great news, fantastic news.

1:18:31 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah well, I think you're right, though, that, no, they're not going to be running the best AI, the best LLM models or ML models on a phone seven years from now, but we'll get the phone more, the phone in more people's pockets.

1:18:43 - Made By Google Video

1:18:43 - Huyen Tue Dao
I think that's what they really need to keep. Is that, is it this? Will this? This decision will turn. I think it's like 12 is it 12% market share in North America? I know we just read a report recently about this, but if they can keep edging that 12% up and up and up and compete with other smartphones, I think that will then kind of open up everyone to the new experiences. That and obviously this is the other huge one is cool assistant with Bart and we knew it was coming and we've seen like them restructuring, you know, the company and the groups within the company to make, you know, generative AI, llms a larger part of all of their products and so, obviously, getting people to see the possibilities of bar, because I think it's like all the examples they get, they give.

I think my first reaction is like, oh, that's cute, oh, I'd like that and just like the smartphones. To begin with, we didn't really know what smartphones were going to be in our lives 15, 16 years ago. This is kind of like that cusp right where it's cute now and sure, but the more that people use these, are exposed to these features and the more they can they learn what they can do with them, the more it's just to become kind of like just like any other technology and more of a commodity and a day to day necessity. So that obviously the Bart in Google assistant was a big announcement. I mean, I feel like we've focused so much on the phones and the watch and to less extent the other kind of like hardware side of it, that the software is always going to be the killer these days, especially because everything's so iterative. So yeah, like.

1:20:13 - Jason Howell
I mean, take a look at the design of the seven to the eight or the seven pro to the eight pro. There's not a whole lot of difference there from a design perspective and the design used to be the hill to die on for smartphone differentiation, you know, and I guess with foldables it still is sort of. But Google's MO all along has been create something that can run our software, that can serve people, you know, that can present people our services, have them, integrate their entire lives with our data centers, and you know they're talking about. You know how generative AI on these devices is going to, you know, pull information from all the apps and services that you're using into one single experience. And you know, given it works and it does, and it does that well and it doesn't, you know, hallucinate in some weird way that you know really makes makes you second guess it or question whether you ever want to use it again because it did that thing that one time. That totally messed you up and got you in trouble with your boss or I don't know what the scenario is, but you know it all depends on how well this stuff is implemented.

I think what Google has going for it is, they've been here before, they've done the assistant and they've learned a lot as far as how to prevent or present features like this that a consumer might be interested in and hopefully to gain trust the trust of that consumer and be using it again and again and again, and that could be. I mean, this could be a huge opportunity for Google to really kind of capture some serious momentum when we're talking about the AI wars and you know, like we said earlier, all the companies are, they're tripping over themselves to make sure everybody knows we are, you know, we are heavily invested in AI. It is our highest priority. I mean, you go ahead and throw AI on to smartphones. I mean, granted, pixel is a smaller, you know market share than a lot of other Android devices, but I don't think Google is alone in bringing AI to the Android platform and there's a lot of some serious potential there.

1:22:23 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, I think, actually the trust also is an interesting point too in that and it's one of those again those kind of really important but very low key in terms of like. I guess appeal to consumers is like the local models, right, being able to actually run all of this incredibly intense AI directly on the phone. It kind of gives them also the advantage of security and privacy because, again, you know all of this sensitive data, all of your Gmail's, all of your you know personal like contacts and communicate. If it's run on device, then you have like some assurance, like at least a little more assurance that your data is not going off to Google somewhere. And obviously that's kind of like a thing that is on people's minds these days is what are big climbers doing with my data? So there's that. But then also like availability of like the services as well.

Like you know and we kind of mentioned this a little bit talking about the video boost is like, okay, what will people wait for?

You know, what is the round trip that people are going to accept when it comes to something like video boost and AI's a little bit different scale, of course, than just processing a whole dang 4k video, but again having a bit like having that feature available, having it being fast, having it being accurate, accessible and, you know, very natural for people to use, and having it being fast and private, like that's kind of big and I think that it definitely feels big for me, and then it's less sexy to talk about a marketing, but that actually is pretty dang cool too. So, and then I guess, as we continue to have AI more integrated in our lives, the harder questions and the flip side of you know, having again Google go through your data and give you useful information will probably pop up, just like you know anything else, anything else with technology. So, but we'll see and but I think it's a good, I think they're, I'm impressed with the tracks that they've laid out, I guess.

1:24:14 - Jason Howell
Yeah, yeah. I'm super, super happy with the announcements today. Of course, they started off with the Pixel Buds Pro, which you know they had to get the least exciting thing out of the way 200 bucks for the Pixel Buds Pro update. Design wise, very similar, but some new features like clear calling AI to improve the sound of basically bringing the clear calling AI into the earbuds to improve, to like eliminate background noise and improve foreground noise. Bluetooth, super wideband speech integrated. There Talked a little bit about Google Home giving now a summary of events, real language queries about events, so you can, you know, interact with your Google Home and say, hey, tell me, did that package arrive? And instead of me having to open up my ring app and like scan through and, oh, the person detected. Okay, now we got to watch that video and everything, that stuff can be done for you. Some experimental features next year Pixel Watch 2 with its quad core CPU, 24 hours of single charge with always on display, I think, 24 hours for me, like that's. I mean, if that is true, fantastic.

I only ever really need for it to last me from pulling off the charger, putting on the charger at night, and as long as it does that with a little bit of extra room to spare, and I think at 24 hours, I think you've got plenty of room to spare and so that's comfortable. Do you still? Do you have the Pixel Watch? Do you wear wearable these days? I?

1:25:50 - Huyen Tue Dao
do, but like I, have it.

1:25:52 - Jason Howell
I never wear it.

1:25:53 - Huyen Tue Dao
I know I have it and I've wanted to play with it.

I've actually think of giving away most of my Pixel Watches because because it doesn't quite fit my lifestyle.

I am a Woop fitness tracker, fitness tracker user and it kind of. But I've always missed, you know, the where I was experienced because I think, for certain, for certain occasions, like I used to love it for like directions before Android Auto was a thing, having like directions in a more safe way of glancing at it. And I do love some of the features, like you know, being able to do more from your Pixel Watch and being able to do it untethered Cause I think that's like a big thing for people, right Is being able to do stuff on the phone, but not like it feels, like it has felt like it it not defeats the purpose but kind of lessens, you know, the functionality of the watch a little bit to kind of always have to have your phone nearby but with them pulling so many features onto the watch directly, like every year, I kind of like fall off using watches, but then every year I watch made by Google and I'm like let's try this.

1:26:48 - Jason Howell
Yeah, good, I'll try again. Yeah, that's that's what it is for me. It's like I'll try again, let's see Then. Oh yeah, you know it still doesn't really fit into my lifestyle, although you know I do. You know I do go to the gym a number of times a week, at two or three times a week, and along with that, you know, some of these fitness features could actually be really helpful, like they've, you know they've.

They've got an improved heart rate sensor. They've got the electro dermal activity sensor for stress monitoring, if you want to kind of keep track of your stress level. That's interesting. Skin temperature sensor. So, oh, and then, of course, they mentioned the updates to the Fitbit app, including the summaries. Summaries came up a lot throughout this whole thing. It's like, oh, you know, we've sicked our AI on that data to allow you to get easy summaries, and that's that's one way to do that. You can query the Fitbit app about your workout to get a sense around, like, why was it harder for me to run up? You know, do this run today than it was yesterday? And they can look at it, and the app can look at it and give you information about that. That could be actually really, really helpful. You're in a fitness Like how do you feel about?

these expanded fitness features.

1:28:06 - Huyen Tue Dao
I mean I love it, like I. It's weird because I think a lot of my fitness friends are Apple Watch users and it's so interesting to see both Google and Samsung kind of try to be in the health watch space. And I think this is actually a very Google way of approaching it, because you know, when you start your fitness journey, or if you've been on it for however long time, like a lot of it is trends and data and figuring out what works for you, what's not working for you, why is it harder today? Why is it easier today? And trying to parcel that information is just I don't, it's just not something human beings are not all good at Right. We, just we. Sometimes we just don't know why something works for it, for doesn't it doesn't work from us, and the last thing you want to do is like scroll through tons of graphs or go through you know your records and try to, you know, be your own fitness computer.

So I do like the approach that Google is taking is like they're trying to match their strengths, which is, again, you know, the LLMs, the assistant kind of style approach and in synthesizing all these things across their products. I think it makes a lot of sense for them to approach it this way because, you know, everybody these days has a stress monitor. Everybody's telling you how you're sleeping. They've been able to tell you for years if you're snoring or whatever. But being able again to kind of synthesize that information and present a user friendly, consumer friendly, you know format or like way of accessing this information, is really interesting.

Because I mean, I think a lot of us have had that you know moment where we try to, you know, like, be our fit, as best as cells, and you know, there's always that kind of hill of like, whether it's the learning curve or motivation or whatever, and that's where technology can kind of fill in the gap or kind of help push us across the line. So I do, I do like that approach to it. A lot is being able to be like having someone to be your coach, basically, and tell you, you know, in English, what you need to do, break it down Exactly, break it down for me, oh boy.

1:30:01 - Jason Howell
And then finally, of course, the Pixel 8 and the 8 Pro. Yes, the new tensor G3, design wise, very close looking anyways to the previous iteration, maybe a little bit more rounded and, kind of you know, has like a bubblier kind of quality to it. Improved repairability with the partnership with iFixit, as we talked about Super Actua display, which essentially means really bright I'm translating that right. That was all about, for the most part, brightness Nits.

Much more nits 2400 nits at its brightest, I think on the pro, that temperature sensor on the back area, which I still feel like there's a story missing there. I want to understand that one a little bit more. That maybe that is just a you know, the output from the fact that three years ago we were in the midst of COVID God is it almost, has it been three years? At this point I don't even know anymore. But we were there in a very different world and temperature actually was a really big deal.

Remember going places and getting your temperature checked, and maybe that's kind of like when that decision started. I don't know. I want to know the story there.

1:31:16 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah Well, and I think that came up around a lot with a skin temperature sensor on the pixel watch as well, and I mean just as an example. Of course, you know we've all been used to having our temperatures checked constantly. Another thing that I have actually heard a lot of fitness trackers or fitness kind of peripherals focus on actually is when sorry, like menstrual health and being able to check temperature sensing in regards to that. So I feel like it's it, I could see, I could see that, but yeah, the story was super incomplete, like the fact that they talked about you could measure the heat of a panel. It's like I don't think that's the actual use case you want to be noting right now, but it's like, yeah, the story was a bit missing there and maybe that it will be part of a larger software based feature later, but it's something down the line it's not a little throwaway?

Yeah, it was a little bit of a throwaway mention, unfortunately, the way it came out.

1:32:08 - Jason Howell
Super, super confused on that, which is not to say that I don't mean to imply that it's not useful. I just want to know, like, what is, what was the idea around the inclusion of that? Because anytime you're putting together a smartphone, you're balancing cost, you know you're balancing feature set and you got to make decisions Like, if we include that, that means we can't include this. Why, why the temperature sensor? Why was the choice to put that there? I want to understand it more and I'm sure it has a has a reason to be there. Just give me that reason.

Yeah, but the Pixel 8 699 preorder. Pixel Buds Pro, if you preorder, thrown in to the box, or probably its own box, to be honest, pixel 8 Pro, which we realized only during this live show that Pixel 8 makes a lot of. Said like that's that's such a cool, like little marketing thing. Yes, it's Pixel and then the number eight, but it's also Pixel 8. I like that. 999 for the pro, plus a pixel watch to thrown in for good measure If you preorder. So, if you're going to get this, maybe consider preordering, although, as we know, I swear like two months, like five months, where, like two months, like clockwork, two months after these phones release, google's going to heavily discount them, like 200 bucks or something, especially with the holidays coming up, that's right yeah exactly.

So what else? Pro controls in the camera, video boost and night sight video coming to in a December feature drop Both of those I'm really looking forward to, just because video has long been not the best feature of Google's camera system. So it sounds like they're finally kind of making some what seems to be pretty meaningful updates, at least on the software side, and I just want to see the output of that. Show us video.

And then, finally, artificial intelligence in many, many different ways. Next gen call screening. They showed up assistant with Bard in so many different ways essentially Bard taking, you know, picking up the, the assistant football and and scoring a touchdown. Why did I go to a sports analogy?

Sports ball and the end and throwing it into the basket, the football, yes, to get around the goalie. Pulling info from apps, from services, to make a better assistant experience that's coming soon. To select testers will be opt in, which you know is smart. I think it needs to be that, especially for now. Again, summaries, so using assistant to summarize articles. Read articles to you. They recorder getting summarized feature. Summarized was appearing everywhere. Smart reply and G board improved magic eraser on the pixel. Eight pro zoom enhance coming soon. That's cool, oh my gosh.

1:35:06 - Huyen Tue Dao
That's amazing and the name is amazing.

1:35:09 - Jason Howell

1:35:09 - Huyen Tue Dao
Love it Marketing.

1:35:10 - Jason Howell
Wayne and then finally just the, the throughout the factoid that the eight pros the first phone to run Google's foundation models on device They've distilled it down made it efficient enough to run on the pixel eight pro. So if you're getting the eight pro, that device is doing a screaming amount of AI on device up to 150 times more computations than the largest machine language model on the pixel seven. So, yeah, that's going to be the running story year after year. That's going to be one of those stats at the update and that that gets the wows. And if this year is any indication, as that happens, we're going to see some really killer features that are supercharged by that on device computation capability in the way of AI features, at least in the coming years.

1:36:05 - Huyen Tue Dao
That is insane. You don't often hear 150x when talking about tech. Year over year, that's pretty anything.

1:36:15 - Jason Howell
And there we have it. That is the made by Google event. A lot of fun, I'm sure. Like is your plan to pick up these devices. What's your? What's your next step?

1:36:27 - Huyen Tue Dao
So I have the pixel fold. I'm so happy with it. But I definitely was charmed by many of the features. But I think for once for this year, I'm going to wait till the holidays to get a little bit of money back, because right now I'm an independent developer. So it extra 300 bucks in my pocket or whatever the you know the holiday bonus not bonus discount will be helpful, but I am super interested. It's going to be really hard not preordering it, to be honest, especially with the Pixel 2 watch which, again, I always don't I don't really use, but I always buy anyway, which is just ridiculous. But maybe if I wait for the holidays I'll feel less bad about it. But yeah, no.

I'm the money's burning a hole in my pocket, but I might just wait this year, just because I guess you could buy it now and then sell the watch. If you don't need it now, okay, you would get me my 300 bucks exactly.

1:37:18 - Jason Howell
They're just kind of don't get a lot of people are probably doing that, so you know it might take a while. Anyways, yeah, I hope to get my hands on on the pro. Definitely plan to upgrade to the player at the pro the watch. I mean I would love to get it for review. I don't know that I'm going to be buying it though. It's just consistently. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me. Am I use case?

these things yeah Well when this has been a pleasure. Thank you for bringing your Android faithfulcom amazing. I'm trying to try to give you some plugs here. Talk a little bit about Android. Faithful People need to know about it, especially because there are some familiar faces on there, including you.

1:38:02 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yes, absolutely so. If you were a friend of the old TWiTch show all about Android, which did, in fact, start Jason, myself and our cohost, ron Richards up, ron and I are still keeping the Android faithful flag going with our new podcast. We record live every Tuesday might seem like a familiar time Tuesdays at sorry 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern. We record live and then we are available on your podcast or your favorite podcatcher of choice, and we also have a VOD every day on the Daily Tech News YouTube channel. That is our friendly host and sibling podcast, tech News podcast. So, yeah, we're there. You can find us again at a very familiar time for all about Android fans. And yeah, we're still doing exactly what we've been doing, what we're doing before and talking about Android news every week with amazing guests. We had our friend Juan Bagnell on yesterday. We had.

1:39:02 - Jason Howell
He was here just a little bit.

1:39:03 - Huyen Tue Dao
Yeah, he was hanging out. He said he was going to hang out today. We had Jason on a couple of weeks ago. So yeah, we, we. You know, if you're an Android fan and Android faithful, come on in. Come on in and join the conversation, because we're talking about this stuff every week, Please.

1:39:18 - Jason Howell
Yeah, fantastic show Android faithfulcom. And when I'm just always so happy to get the chance to talk.

1:39:25 - Huyen Tue Dao
I'm always so happy to hang out with you, Jason.

1:39:27 - Jason Howell
On these shows and to talk Android especially. This is a lot of fun. Thanks for waking up early for this.

1:39:34 - Huyen Tue Dao
I didn't wake up as early as you, so it's the least that I could do for you and for Android.

1:39:39 - Jason Howell
Thank you, and yeah, so you can just find me here at TWiTter doing the shows, some of them behind the scenes. I got to after this, you know, kind of do some prep work for this week in Google this afternoon for Leo and crew Pear smart no, it's actually going to be guest on that today show, so that's cool. And then tech news weekly every Thursday with Micah Sargent probably be doing some sort of interview or discussion about these, these events that we just spent the last hour and a half covering, and then in the afternoon, if you're a club TWiTter subscriber, you can get Jeff Jarvis and myself on AI inside again, probably going to be talking about some of this news on that show as well, because it was very AI focused. That is a club TWiTter exclusive. Right now, though, we do record it live. So if you want it and you aren't in the club, you want to see what you're missing, tune in at 1pm Pacific to TWiTter TV slash live and you can watch it recorded in real time. But that is tomorrow, october 5th Thursday. Every Thursday at that time let's see here. If you want to follow events and live coverage that we do throughout the year like this, you can TWiTter TV slash news. Go there and you can kind of get you know the pre recorded versions of these. Of course, when we do them live, we're streaming it to our live site, which our live page at TWiTter TV slash live, like we are now, but they always end up released as a podcast for TWiTter news, so go subscribe there.

Big thanks to John Slanina, who got up bright and early to be here. Normally he sleeps a couple more hours, but today he sacrificed two hours of sleep to help bring you this live coverage. So thank you, john. Also, john Ashley, who got his butt to the studio to help out and to turn this around. Can't think that John's enough around here. So thank you to both the Johns and thank you for watching and listening. I hope you've enjoyed this uh twit live coverage of Google's made by Google event 2023. Enjoy your new hardware. Everybody will see you later.

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