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Google to reportedly launch Pixel Watch, new Nest camera, and more in 2019

Made by Google logo at CES 2018
Made by Google logo at CES 2018 (Image credit: Android Central)

Ever since 2016 with the launch of the original Pixel and Google Home, Google's been proving year after year that it's serious about hardware. Thanks to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, we now have an early look at what to expect from Google in 2019.

The first product Nikkei mentions is Google's "first non-premium smartphone" that's expected to be priced lower than Apple's $750 iPhone XR. This is more than likely the Pixel 3 Lite we've been talking about for a while, so that one isn't all that surprising. Along with the Pixel 3 Lite, Nikkei also notes that Google "plans to launch a new premium phone in its Pixel range" — what we're anticipating to the Pixel 4.

Outside of smartphones, 2019 should also see Google release its first Pixel-branded smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch lineup, a much-needed updated version of the Google Home speaker, and a security camera.

The company will also roll out an updated version of its signature smart speaker Google Home this year, as well as a new smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch, the person familiar with the plan said.

Nikkei continues:

One person with direct knowledge of the matter told Nikkei that Google plans to release a new security camera later this year after it integrated the team from Nest Labs, the tech startup it acquired in 2014.

As for the release of these products, most of them will likely be announced and launched around October of this year. Previous rumors have indicated that the Pixel 3 Lite will launch a bit sooner, but we really aren't sure right now.

The Pixel 3 Lite will be Google's most important phone in 2019

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Looking forward to the watch. Sticking with my 3 XL for another year.
  • Yes Pixel watch running off snapdragon 3100, based on the 2100. So excited!! /s
  • Is it too soon to wonder about custom silicon? Also, you could imagine the Wear team learning a lot from Smart Displays/Home Hub, more than just building out Android's version of the Apple Watch.
  • And their watch will be $400 and up I'm sure. I'll stick with my Huawei Honor Magic watch @ $138. Its my favorite so far and I have had a slew of other brands. Huawei sensors are better than anything Samsung & Apple have produced so far.
  • I've been waiting for a pixel watch since there were talks about one a year ago, I'll be looking forward to it and the pixel 4
  • In for a watch.
  • While I wear a smart watch daily, I'm struggling to find the benefits that offsets the cost of ownership.
  • I'm mostly looking forward to the Pixel Lite. Hopefully, it will launch before the fall.
  • It's not enough. Andrew won't be happy until everything he owns is made by Google. Let's hope Google doesn't start making bras, or Andrew will have to book a "vacation" to Thailand to give him a reason to wear one.