But after sitting through one minute of men in tights, egregious computer-generated special effects, and Google hardware and services marketing, I came away dumber for the experience: The video appears to feature both the Pixel 3 and 3XL, which shipped last fall.
"Something big is coming to the Pixel universe" is the message that is displayed on the Google Store, hinting towards an official announcement most probably with the occasion of Google I/O 2019, happening May 7. That source doesn't give a date for when T-Mobile will begin offering the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL - in fact, we don't even get a release window for the phone at T-Mobile. The teaser also takes you to a dedicated webpage that corroborates the launch date and carries the tagline "Help is on the way".
Google engineers trained Photobooth to recognize five types of facial expressions, which are "smiles, tongue-out, kissy/duck face, puffy-cheeks and surprise", Google says in a blog post.
If it's anything related to Avengers, then we can assume another Avengers limited edition Pixel 3a will be ready.
"On May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe", the website teases. It is mainly for the Pixel device lovers including those that own Pixel slates and Pixelbooks.
Why do we need a hero or help? Google is firm in saying "The power is in your hands". The teaser highlights a partnership between the tech giant and Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, which sees the addition of a myriad of new Avengers Playmojis to the Playground AR feature baked into the camera app in the Pixel lineup. Let's just hope the announcement is more interesting than the truly boring display they put on to announce the Pixel 3.