It’s only a few hours before the Google Nexus 2016 launch. However, the company is actually ditching the name for a new one, namely the Pixel. Fortunately, live stream of Google’s launch for the device is readily available.

One of the websites that offer a look into the unveiling of the Pixel line is C|NET. The website is doing a pre-show coverage and you can watch that one here. This pre-show coverage starts at 8:30 a.m. PT, 11:30 a.m. ET and at 4:30 p.m. for those in the UK.

Aside from the link above, you can also catch the Google launch in this Livestream page.

Furthermore, you can also access the whole launch in Google’s Youtube page right here.

Google Nexus 2016: What we know so far

The most notable change of the Google Nexus is the company’s decision to ditch the name for Pixel. Consequently, rumored specs of the new device also surfaced. GSM Arena lists down these rumored specs, some of which we relay below:


12MP primary camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
8MP secondary camera with f/2.0, 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, 1080p


AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels


Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821

Additional features

Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors

What is Google Magic?

Aside from the rumored specs, a more recent leak emerged relating to the Google Pixel. A report from Gizmodo details that Verizon accidentally leaked features of the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL on their business page.

The accidental posts reveal that the new devices come in 32GB and 128GB storage capacities. More so, aside from black and silver options, the Pixel also comes in blue.

However, Gizmodo points out that the biggest mystery of all is a detail on the posting called ‘Google Magic’. Although the listing doesn’t say what it is, the site speculates it could be some advanced software.

Nevertheless, whatever it is, fans do not have to wait long. The Google Nexus 2016, now Pixel, launches in less than 12 hours.