Google Home Mini briefly listed on Walmart: coming October 19 for $49


We've seen the Pixel 2 XL in a case yesterday (and from the front), then both the Pixel 2 and its bigger sibling got the press render treatment. Unlike the smaller phone, the Pixel 2 XL will reportedly take a big step forward and attempt to match up against all-screen phones like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

Walmart on Tuesday prematurely listed the Google Home Mini on its website but amended the situation in a relatively swift manner and has already pulled the early listing. At those prices for a Chromebook you would expect the Pixel Pen to be thrown in free of charge. Overall, the design isn't a dramatic departure from the Pixels of previous year, but the Pixel 2 XL deserves more points here because its display looks a little more polished and modern than its smaller Pixel 2 sibling. There's the same fingerprint sensor as last year's Pixel.

Durk says he lives a mere two blocks away from Google's Mountain View headquarters, which probably explains why he was nearly able to connect to an unreleased Home Mini.

Design-wise, Google Home Mini is expected to compete with the likes of Amazon's Echo Dot, which is a part of the company's existing line-up of Echo smart speakers.

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Google's hardware announcement also includes a new Chromebook called the Pixelbook.

The Pixelbook will start at $1,199 and go up to $1,749. It will most likely offer insights on Android Oreo, ARCore, Google Assistant, other hardware and devices. It can also act like a smart hub, which will able to control several smart home devices as well as Nest. A new report suggests that the company will be releasing a refreshed Daydream VR headset with a number of key improvements, and costs a bit higher that the predecessor.

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.

Ahead of the official launch tomorrow, leak sort of confirms the existence of Google Home Mini.