Google Announces Pixel 3, Pixel Slate Tablet, New Chromecast, Home Hub, More

Google Announces Pixel 3, Pixel Slate Tablet, New Chromecast, Home Hub, More

Google Announces Pixel 3, Pixel Slate Tablet, New Chromecast, Home Hub, More

The phones' new all glass and metal design is sleek and lightweight, the displays are lovely despite the big bezels that are still present on both models, and the camera continues to be a stand-out feature for Google this year. Also, Google has included an "Ambient EQ" feature which essentially looks to adapt the screen brightness to match the lighting in the room.

Both the front and back of the Slate get 8MP cameras - a wide angle lens is provided for video chat and improved low light performance.

In real teams that might not make a huge difference to your day-to-day experience with the Pixel 3, but as we progress into 2019, this phone might begin to feel a little more dated. However, the frosted design of the part that is metal on the Pixel 2 duo fools you into thinking it isn't glass.

Both handsets support fast charging (a claimed seven hours use from 15 minutes of charging). It's not totally new to phones, but Google is very good with its bokeh effects and the chance to tweak the results will be appreciated. As for JBL's Link View - black is the only color option available. I'll test the Google Pixel 3 to see if it can knock the Note 9 out, but the iPhone XS Max couldn't.

The Pixel 3 XL is the latest phone to adopt the super-trendy screen notch popularized by the iPhone X a year ago. Always On also makes a comeback. We've been impressed with all the Snapdragon 845 devices we've seen in 2018, but we're acutely aware that the next generation of hardware is just around the corner.

The Pixel 3 and its big brother also have a dedicated security chip - the Titan M, which keeps the OS and your passwords secure.

With most Android phones out there, user are lucky if they continue to get major updates after two years.

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Both Pixels have a fingerprint sensor mounted on their rears, and there are front-facing speakers that are 40 percent louder than in previous generations.

The Google Pixel Slate doesn't come with headphones, but does support Bluetooth pairs or wired models that use a USB-C connector.

Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, Strategy Analytics said. Gboard, the keyboard built into your Pixel 3, will recommend GIFs, stickers and more, to make your conversations fun and engaging.

For those wanting a compact powerful device, the Pixel 3 certainly will be that. On the other hand, Google HomeHub will be made available for purchasing by October 22. The units starts at $599 and can get as pricey as $1,599. Google says the Pixel Visual Core chipset that handles imaging is back but we are not sure if this is the same or an upgraded one. One is a 97° wide-angle f/2.2 sensor and the other is a standard f/1.8 sensor. Unfortunately, the new features have come alongside an increase in cost.

Or, you can turn on a mode called Photobooth and let the camera decide on its own when to take the shots.

Google is also hiring photographer Annie Leibovitz to take pictures with the new Pixel in an effort to persuade consumers that its camera is superior.

First, starting out in English in the US, Pixel 3's on-device AI helps you screen phone calls and avoid spam calls.

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