Beyond the launch date of November 19, a number of Stadia developments were announced during Made by Google 2019. Besides the fact that Pixel 4 is compatible with the game streaming service, Google announced today The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would also be supported by Stades.
Today, Google has discreetly updated the page “Availability and Requirements for the Stadia” with pixels 2 and 4. These phones join the games Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a for mobile games. Curiously, the promotional video released yesterday did not mention new additions to the phone, even the flagship product of 2019.
This list now also mentions the Premiere edition that Google started selling after the sale of Founder’s Edition in Europe last month. Shortly after the launch date revealed yesterday, the initial package was exhausted in the UK. It is still available for pre-order in the United States and Canada.
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch P-OLED display with higher and higher resolution at 1440p, better suited for mobile gaming. Both are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM. Google has not yet detailed the exact phone specifications required for the service, but extending Stadia’s support to Pixel 2 2017 is promising.
A video titled “Everything you need to know before launch,” published yesterday by Stadia, briefly introduced the Android companion app and the TV user interface. It also appeared that the launch controller would not support “wireless gaming” on pixels or desktops. The signature feature of the Wi-Fi accessory only works with Chromecast Ultra at launch.