Pixel 3 launch: Google to unveil iPhone challenger and smart home hub

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Pixel 3 launch: Google to unveil iPhone challenger and smart home hub

Again, Google is attacking its rivals on price.

The Pixel 3 will be available October 18 and sell at prices starting at $799. The notable difference, however, is in the display size and battery. Home Hub is launching in the United States, the U.K. and Australia. It can also bring up contextual info like commute times.

The iPhone also features Google's search engine, but Google may be paying Apple as much as $9 billion annually for that privilege, based on the estimates of Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall.

For example, we reviewed Loop a year ago: a standalone portable screen that connected up various digital services and let you communicate with others. New modes include Top Shot which recommends the best shot (in case you have photos with people smiling with closed eyes), Photobooth mode that automatically detect and capture smiling faces, group selfie that allows more people to squeeze in the frame and new AI stickers which include Marvel's Avengers characters and Childish Gambino. However, these features are not new; they're just nice to have. Just say "OK, Google" and you can ask questions, get your calendar, or even control your smart home gear.

Google has backed off on Android tablets, but it's going all-in with Chrome OS tablets.

Jolly said that the Hub will be able to support more 200 million connected smart devices from more than 1,000 brands.

Google Home Hub's best feature is not having a camera
The app also lets you add "home members, ' who will have the ability to control connected devices from outside the local network". GoogleWhen will Google Home Hub be available? It comes to Australia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom on October 22.

It is expected to come with Android 9 Pie, the latest Android software system.

The Slate has a custom "molecular display", which is an LCD with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 and 400 nits of brightness. There is a USB-C port for charging and there is still no audio jack. The price is also more in-line with a high-end computer than an iPad. The new version Echo Show starts at $229, while the least expensive Facebook Portal sells for $199. The M3 is $799, the i5 is $999, and i7 is $1599.

Limited adoption has reflected Google's hesitancy to go as wide and big in distributing and marketing the Pixel as Apple, which launched its last two iPhone line-ups in about 50 countries. There were rumors of a secret third phone, but of course, that was nonsense.

"Pixel 3 will be available from Verizon in two sizes: "the 5.5" Pixel 3 and the 6.3" Pixel 3 XL, both available in 64 GB and 128 GB memory options. Both the devices come with the same spec sheet which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. If you have smart security cameras or doorbells installed, you can view the feed on the Home Hub. The feature launches in the United States today, and it will come to other Pixel devices next month. It will then provide a live transcript of caller's speech and show it on the Pixel's screen.

Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, Strategy Analytics said. There's also a prominent "chin" at the bottom of the phone. You just answered the phone without ever actually picking it up. The battery has a larger 3.450mAh capacity.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will also be discussed and are set to boast a number of notable improvements from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

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