Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL was launched at the company's annual hardware event earlier this month. It secures the bootloader and stores the last safe known version of Android. Google says it took the best features from its Titan chip used in its cloud data centres and tailored it for mobile.
When Google revealed the data centre Titan chip a year ago, the Chocolate Factory said its goal was to provide a "hardware-verified boot and end-to-end authenticated root of trust" for its servers. What are your thoughts on Google's proactive approach to security?
Three things to know before going to Canada for some legal weed
Some are only allowing government-run stores to sell the drug, others have agreed to give licenses to private retailers. The shops remain a popular attraction, especially in Amsterdam, but the drug remains illegal elsewhere in the country.
The Titan M chip is also used to verify your lock screen passcode with limits set on logon attempts, as well as preventing access to the secured encrypted flash storage on your phone, with decryption of your data only allowed after the chip successfully verifies your passcode. It will work with apps that support e-voting and things like P2P money transfers to authenticate transactions.
But that may not have been enough to boost the mass appeal of the no-notch Pixel 2 XL, so in addition to the $150 discount, you can now also get a small freebie separately worth $34.95.
Finally, Google also built Titan M with "insider attack resistance", meaning the firmware can't be updated unless you've entered your passcode, leaving bad actors trying to bypass the lock screen out of luck.