Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Google unveils the Home Hub smart display, a $149 Echo Show competitor

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
Mandy Jefferson | 10 October, 2018, 03:40

In the tweet, DisplayMate aims to quell some fears, saying that the Pixel 3 XL's display has earned the publication's "highest A+ rating" and DisplayMate's "Best Smartphone Display Award". But, we'll have to wait and see.

The Pixel 3, priced at $799, and a larger Pixel 3 XL, priced at $899, mark Google's latest entries for a phone lineup it hopes will someday be as popular as Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone. And yes, the Pixel 3 XL display will come with a notch on top, and that too a deep one, while other manufacturers are experimenting different types.

One word comes to mind when I think of the Pixel's camera: Reliable. There's also a prominent "chin" at the bottom of the phone.

The accessory will wirelessly charge the flagship in addition to providing a host of new functionality. The device also includes a dual selfie camera setup and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. No matter, we have all the official details and availability info now.

The rear camera is a 12.2MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 1.4um pixel size.

Both Samsung and Google know how to make a great smartphone camera.

The detachable keyboard on the pixel Slate means you will be able to heavily customize the device with your own likings, including buying things like third-party keyboards or even sleeves for your device.

Verizon Wireless will remain the exclusive carrier for Google's new Pixels, which were unveiled at a media event in NY today. The other software-based features remain unchanged.

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It's curious timing for Google to debut a tablet, considering several analysts say the market for the devices appears to be declining.

One of the changes coming to this year's Pixel is the ability to wirelessly charge, thanks to the glass back.

The earbuds are available for purchase now from the Google Store for just $45 but they do come in the box of a Pixel 3 phone so unless you want a spare pair or plan on breaking them you may not want to spend the funds on this just yet.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available in Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink color options.

The Pixel Slate, according to MySmartPrice, will run Chrome OS and be something more in line with Microsoft's Surface Pro than previous Google tablets.

Google really needs to offer something special with the Pixel 3 camera. The base model of the Pixel Slate starts at $599 which gets you an Intel Celeron processor 4 or 8GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of storage, respectively. "We combined a touch-first user interface, optimized Android apps and powerful desktop-style features in Chrome OS to deliver a no-compromise device". The display has a resolution of 2960×1440, and it's also OLED.

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. For example, you can turn down a smart thermostat in one room, and turn your music up on a Google Home device in another, all on the Home Hub screen.

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