Google unveils new smartphones, laptops and smart-home devices at big hardware event

2:11 PM ET Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Google unveiled its newest smartphone, the Pixel 4, alongside a revamped pair of Pixel Buds and several new Nest smart home devices at its annual hardware event in New York on Tuesday. Google's event follows a flurry of hardware announcements from competitors like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. Compared to its rivals, hardware represents a small segment of Google's overall business, which is dominated by advertising. Additionally, Pixel sales continue to lag behind models from Samsung, Apple and others.