Earlier today, Walmart's online site sold the Google Home Mini, an unannounced personal assistant set to be unveiled tomorrow at Google's big hardware event. And then there's the software and services component - Android 8.1, Google Lens, and maybe even more we haven't heard about.
In terms of the features, the Google Home Mini will feature Google Assistant and it will be able to perform all the functions that are already available on the regular Google Home. The retailer's diminutive smart speaker-dedicated webpage is obviously wiped clean now, but it was up long enough for a bunch of official images to flood the internet.
The company is known for their high-end premium Google Pixel laptops with Chrome OS and these have come with a high price tag as well. The phone still has pretty thick bezels all around, especially at the top and bottom, but that's offset by the display having an 18:9 aspect ratio and rounded corners, very much like the bezel-less designs on other devices.
This upcoming Google's device will be supported by a version of Android and will make it easier to build more applications, for the third party.
If you happened to be shopping on Walmart's website Tuesday morning, you may have noticed you could preorder a Google Home Mini - a full day before Google was scheduled to announce the new product.
The sources reported that this new device by Google has internally been codenamed as "Manhattan" with having a similar size of screen as the Amazon's 7 inch Echo Show.
There will be three storage configurations - 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Additionally, the Pixel 2 also won't get the same wide color gamut of the Pixel 2 XL.
Here's where things are about to get different in the Google Pixel 2 series. And you're fooling yourself if you think that the Pixel 2 will be any more affordable.