Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate


The Pixel 3 sticks to 2160 x 1080 pixels - or Full HD+ - which at this size is actually perfectly adequate.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are available unlocked for all carriers from Google, but Verizon also sells the phones directly.

Google Call Screening, which will debut on the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones in the USA, has been announced as an "on-device" feature (as opposed to something driven by Duplex) that phone users can turn on when a phone call arrives from an unrecognized number. To quench your curiosity about how the Pixel 3 performs better as compared to the Pixel 2, we have detailed the differences and similarities between the two generation of Pixel phones.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were officially unveiled at an event today in the US. The phones also offer wireless charging. The new Google Home Hub sits alongside the existing Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max speakers. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch display, and the 3 XL has a 6.3-inch form factor.

There is still a single rear camera on both phones. Likewise, Amazon just can't stop itself from trying to use its foothold in your home to get you to buy more things from its online store. Both the devices come with the same spec sheet which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage. As for Google Pixel 3XL, 64GB variant costs Rs 83,000 and 128GB one is priced at Rs 92,000. There is also no microSD slot for expansion.

Google Home Hub is Google Assistant with a face, and is described by Google's vice-president of product management, Diya Jolly, as a something that creates a more "helpful, thoughtful home". Without a doubt, the Android Pie, version 9 will be the OS out of the box.

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On the rear, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is covered entirely in glass.

And because there's now a wide-angle lens fitted to the front-facing camera, you can get more in. Now the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are here to claim the title. One of the 8MP sensors comes as a wide angle one. Forget about the fact that it can take six months or even longer to get big updates, the phones simply aren't updated with new Android builds after a while.

Unlike nearly any other phone on the market, Google has kept a single-lens camera on the back of the two Pixel phones.

The zoom is now aided by a Super Res Zoom feature, which uses computation photography from the world of astronomy and scientific imaging to provide sharper details when you're zooming. In some other European countries, it is a bit more expensive. The Playground AR stickers will also make their way to the Pixel 3, followed by the Pixel 2 later.

The Slate includes two USB-C ports on either side, allowing for 4K output and fast charging. This is a small step up from the previous 2700mAh unit. What the matte finish does is it gives the Pixel 3 a more distinctive look.

"We specifically did not put a camera on Home Hub", said Diya Jolly, Google's VP for product management, as she revealed the new device, which is a digital picture frame that can also read back calendar events, weather, and traffic reports (of course, it does search, too).