New report details Google's 2019 product roadmap, including the Pixel 4

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New report details Google's 2019 product roadmap, including the Pixel 4

Thanks to a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, we now have an early look at what to expect from Google in 2019. It'll be priced under Apple's entry-level iPhone of the moment, the iPhone XR. The Google Pixel family has grown in terms of market share over the past year by approximately 0.13-percent, the source says, citing IDC.

Google is all set to launch its "lower-priced" smartphone this year, according to a media report.

Apart from an affordable phone, Google is expected to launch its regular Pixel series later this year. The final tally shows that the Google Pixel 3 XL is the clear victor, with 34 percent of responders selecting it as their choice.

Interestingly, the second-place victor is the Google Pixel 3 XL Lite, with 26 percent of the vote.

Pixel 3 Lite purportedly has the same 5.5-inch screen size as the Pixel 3, but will carry a lower resolution 2,220 x 1,080 IPS panel compared to the FHD+ OLED on the latter.

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It's been a while since we've had any product leaks from Google. It's not clear what's expected to change on the new Home speaker, however.

Nikkei doesn't specify the pricing of the new device, just that it will come it at under $749 where the iPhone XR is.

It's unclear exactly what hardware upgrades would be featured in the new Pixel-branded security cameras. Although Google has been introducing new Home-branded products over the years, the company is going to be updating the regular Google Home speaker later this year after a long time.

The company is also apparently planning to launch the new Pixel Watch later this year, which would make sense considering Google just recently spent $40 million on Fossil's smartwatch tech. After all, the search company has announced a new Google Home every year since 2016.

According to blog 9to5Google, the smartwatch was planned for the October 2018 event, but had to be delayed at the last minute. The sources claim that the new hardware direction from the company has been behind Google's hiring activity all the way back to its deal with HTC in 2017.

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