Here's All the New Stuff Google Announced Today

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel Slate to new Chromecast: Here’s what to expect from the Google event tonight

Google's gadget show: Look for new phones, 'smart' home devices, more

Ahead of the official launch, Google's next-generation Pixel smartphones have been leaked multiple times online.

The event is taking place in NY, instead of San Francisco. The event will kick off at 11:00AM ET, which corresponds to 8:30PM IST. The Pixel 3 XL is said to start from CAD 1,129 (roughly Rs 64,000).

But the front of both devices are where the biggest changes come.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 wallops the Pixel 3 in its design and display, not just for looking like a more strikingly premium phone, but also for catering to users' needs in more ways. Yet, from the leaked renders that we have come across, we are unlikely to see thin bezels along the top and bottom. It's also not clear if the offer applies to the Pixel 3 XL; based on previous deals, you could likely buy two Pixel 3 XL devices and get a $799 credit, but since each device is worth $899, that wouldn't technically be a buy-one-get-one.

The Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inch screen and the 3XL has a 6.3-inch screen.

"The feature that perhaps got the most tongues wagging, instant translation, is also a bit of a con". It has a 12.2MP sensor with 1.4 micron pixels and an f/1.8 aperture.

People have been pining after a Pixel Watch for a while now, but prepare to be disappointed if you're among them as it isn't going to happen. This means you can now use your Pixel and Google Assistant to make calls for you to local establishments, at least in the U.S. that is.

One of the biggest differences present this year is the fact the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL support wireless charging. When in landscape orientation, the Pixel Slate features a USB Type-C port on the left and right sides, a volume rocker, a Google G logo in the upper left corner of the backside, and a power button on the top left.

Home Hub is available for pre-order now and comes out October 22.

It runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.

Google really needs to offer something special with the Pixel 3 camera. However, the Slate can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB and 256GB of storage, specs more fitting of Google's aspirations of a laptop replacement. There's 4GB of RAM and it comes with 64GB or 128GB of storage. Full-blown Linux apps - after all, Android and Chrome OS are rooted in Linux - can be brought into play in addition to items from the Google Play Store. It features front-facing and rear-facing camera with Portrait mode and advanced camera technology, a fingerprint scanner, and a detachable keyboard cover with a kickstand.

In that respect, the Google Home Hub is nearly an exact replica of Amazon's Echo Show, which is also a screen with a built-in digital assistant that connects to various music and video services, most owned by Amazon, and anything that includes the Alexa system.

Indeed it's the AI in the Assistant that Google is hoping will differentiate the Home Hub.

There's no 3.5mm in or out, but the Home Hub has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and it works either as a Bluetooth speaker or as a "casting" target from Android phones. Chromecast Ultra with support for 4K HDR, Chromecast Audio with multiroom streaming is expected to make an appearance. Three years ago, the company unveiled its first Pixel Phone and Google Home smart speaker. Lastly, we may also see the Pixel Buds 2, the improved version of truly wireless headsets, and an alternative of Apple AirPods.

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