Poll: are you excited for the October 4th Google Pixel event?

Poll: are you excited for the October 4th Google Pixel event?
For a while now, we've been hearing rumors and getting leaked photos and renders of Google's upcoming phones for 2016. Having done away with the Nexus name, the vanilla Android-toting handsets will from now on be called Google Pixel, and it seems the company still wants them to look like premium devices — a trend started with last year's Nexus 6P. We are also pretty sure that Google will have some more exciting announcements for us in store — check out the full list of expected things here — at the now confirmed October 4th event.

Google's Nexus smartphones of the past have more or less been viewed as devices for the Android fans, geeks, and aficionados. Released with zero marketing effort around them and sold in a rather low-key manner, the Nexus brand wasn't really a heavy-hitter on the market. However, it seems Google is ready to change that. Last year, it made a good amount of effort to present the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P — the first-ever metal-made Nexus — in an upbeat event, which praised the phones' features. It is also speculated that the name is being changed to Pixel because Google will be making a conscious effort to build its brand as a premium line in the public's eye.

That said, we wonder — how hyped are you for the event right now? Do you expect something mindblowing (Andromeda), or just a regular, run-of-the-mill Google event that's only going to be interesting for the mobile tech fans?

Are you excited for the Google Pixel event next week?

Oh, yeah! Bring on the Pixel phones!
52.11%
I'm interested to see what Google will introduce, but not hyped
41.98%
The who the what now?
5.91%

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31 Comments

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

1 week left for this announce! Can't wait! :D

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well someone just got an upgrade from the 4th post to the 1st post. Thank iBendsMother for getting banned in record time. ... I too am super excited.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Tis a shame. I was about to reply to him, too.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, that's my bad. I had reported him several times this morning. I guess someone was listening and did something about it.

15. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I am also reported him, but he will come back soon because he's shameless kiddo. Just ignore him or we will waste time on him.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, it's a classic case of "Stupid is as stupid does". I'll try to ignore him in the future... but damn it the guy's ignorance is difficult to simply dismiss.

30. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sometimes the trolls bother me. Other times, they're fun to play with. I was gonna turn "truth" into "truthiness." You know, Android still lags because he can feel it in his gut.

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dang I missed the comment... :-( Heck YEAH I am super Stoked about this phone. I skipped the Google Nexus 6P because it didn't have OIS. Hopefully the Google Pixel XL has it cause my Google Nexus 6 is still ticking, but wants to retire in Florida!!! lolololololololololololol

25. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Me too for OIS... if don't have I gonna buy Mi5S, LG V20 or Note 7. :\ My Xperia Z3 can't handle anymore due of 32-bit devices and lack of future-proof...

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

LOL I discovered it!

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Wondering if there will be a substantial resale market for the 6P after these phones are announced. 'Cuz I might want to trade up for the Pixel XL if the specs are right.

10. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I'm keeping my hype meter down. Waiting "patiently" for the 4th.

12. NoAllegiance unregistered

Hopefully Android gets a Zelda exclusive.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Ha ha ha ha ha! I would cry tears of joy. I love Zelda... but it's not going to happen.

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They should make a Zelda Go!!! Could you imagine going around town looking for loot & power ups so you can battle fools all around town? But I agree, that would never happen. +1

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

goes inside some stranger houses, pick up any food in their refrigerator, smashing their vases, and look up for money... and police will give you a free ride

14. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Great phone idea.. but I just cannot get past the 1980 bezels. After running with the Note 4 for 2 years and now the Note 7 - this design language just seems such a HUGE step backwards. Petty maybe.. but if it doesn't catch my eye.. it's not going to empty my wallet.

18. Kumar123 unregistered

Hell, yeah.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm more excited about the prospects of a new OS than a new Phone... especially after reading comments that their October 4th reveal will be as big of an impact as Android was 8 years ago, an OS that has amounted to dominating the world market by 86%+.

22. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm curious about what will be announced, along with the pricing even though I'm not interested in the Pixel phones at all.

23. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

The only thing I care about is whether Google will support Android better than iOS. Recently, Google services on iOS are not only better but also receive updates sooner than ones on Android.

31. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Yes, I noticed it within some apps. Google services are more refined, and visually more appealing than Android.

24. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

PA fix your polls for the mobile site.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Why? Nobody uses the web on their phones. The screens are too small.

26. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

I was really exited because finally google is bringing a top shelf phone with a 5 inch screen, but from the pics it looks like it has big top and bottom bezzles. How can it be that non of the major brands (exept sony) try to make a phone like the nexus 5 that we all loved. it was the perfect size, screen to body ratio, and it had the best specs for that time. Also its rumored that the price of the pixel brand its going to be higher than the nexus line, thats a bummer. Please Google I would love a refreshened Nexus 5, the same exterior, just new specs(Ram, Procesor and graphics) and maybe a fingerprint scaner on the back, and that would be the most selled phone of the year, for sure. There is a reason why everyone is still using the nexus 5 body to show how their apps look on a phone.

27. sebstin

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Hope there will be a compact phone and a big phone... Otherwise I am not interested..

28. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

F@ck yes!!! The real Android King is coming!!!!

32. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Well I'm not an HTC fan, but I'll be curious on the overall design and the features. Hope the rumor they will make it hard to root this phone is false! That's the whole reason I buy a Nexus device (Pixel now) To root and make it my own! Not much farther, cheers!!!!

33. shield

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Pixel: Ugly design, big price, big frames... Nexus serie 5X and 6P they are Much better.

36. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

well, to be fair both models use metal this time, and the bezels are smaller

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