Google announces Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google also launched a $79 Pixel Stand, which will let you charge your Pixel 3 wirelessly, and can also turn it into a smart display. The graph below lists four of the Pixel 3 XL's main rivals, all running the 845 chipset. They're both available with 64 or 128GB of storage.

Pixel 3 now starts at $799 ($150 more than last year) while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 ($50 more than last year).

The Pixel 3 might struggle more than the Pixel 3 XL to make its case: both offer similar specs and capabilities, but with big displays being the more popular - and potentially giving the impression of better value for money - we expect the 3 XL to be more popular. Even if Google wants to give this level of security to the masses, the problem is that people don't want to make the effort to secure themselves: In January, at the Usenix Enigma security conference, a Google engineer told attendees that only 10% of Gmail users use two-factor authentication to make life harder for hackers. But the experience itself isn't the only thing that's so great about Android on Google's new Pixel phones.

The Pixel Slate was the other highlight of Google's launch event.

The key aim of this, as you might expect from the "Hub" part of it's name, is to serve as a focal point for other devices in your house. It's available in up to 256GB of storage and starts at $US599 ($846).

Both products' releases might be too close to think of any really sudden price drops this Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but if there is that may be a enough to sway you either way.

Lenovo and JBL aren't the only companies making smart displays with the Google Assistant. Third-party manufacturers like Lenovo and JBL already make their own versions, complete with integrated camera for video calls. The device is modelled to match the existing family of Google Home devices. It features an Ambient EQ mode, which dims the screensaver depending on the time of day so that it's never blaring in your face. So if you were thinking about picking up a Home Hub, here's one more reason to.

More news: Pixel 3 series to get guaranteed feature, security updates until October 2021
More news: Branson: Virgin Galactic To Put People In Space in 'Weeks, Not Months'
More news: Opera House promotion 'probably not legal': National Trust

Happily, this device is now available for pre-order in Australia. It comes in three colors-Chalk, Charcoal, Aqua, and Sand.

Internet connections with the Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet are driven by dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac protocols in a 2 x 2 MIMO configuration. The company spent plenty of time during its press conference in New York City on Tuesday detailing the many exciting new software features packed into its new phones, but Google obviously didn't have time to cover everything during its 90 minute presentation.

"If you have a Google tattoo on you, then these are the phones for you", IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said of the Pixel's limited appeal so far.

The Google Home Hub is the other device to have figured in the NY event.

There's also a lot of neat software exclusive to the Pixel 3 like Top Shot, Night Sight, Super-Res Zoom, and more. It will also display images from your Google Photos account for your screensaver (so keep it clean, you), using a machine learning algorithm to only pick out the largest and sharpest images, or to collate all the photos that include a certain face or person.

At the beginning of the year, the Google Pixel Watch seemed like a dead cert. To create a live album, select "Automatically add photos of People & Pets" option while creating it, and add people to it. The album updates with each relevant file uploaded from your camera roll. The new phones' camera can also be used to search for items online by simply taking a picture of them. Adding those differences up, the full Surface Pro 6 package should be $170 cheaper than a Pixel Slate + keyboard combo.

Recommended News

  • Fortnite goes physical* on Switch with Deep Freeze Bundle

    Fortnite goes physical* on Switch with Deep Freeze Bundle

    Although it'll be making its Battle Royale debut soon, the Quad Launcher isn't a new weapon to Fortnite . Fortnite is available now in early access for iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
    Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

    Major UN report says climate change is worse than first thought

    And I think we need to be able to demonstrate collectively that Australians do deeply care about this and we want urgent action". Climate scientists said renewable energy sources will have to account for 70% to 85% of electricity production by 2050.
    Google Unveils the Pixel 3 and 3XL with New AI Camera Features

    Google Unveils the Pixel 3 and 3XL with New AI Camera Features

    And if you happen to be taking a selfie video while walking or moving around, Pixel 3 brings you front-facing video stabilisation. Pixels only, answers calls, requests information about the nature of the calls and shares it as text with the recipient.
  • Embattled Ronaldo nominated for Ballon d’Or, but Modric now bookies’ favorite

    Embattled Ronaldo nominated for Ballon d’Or, but Modric now bookies’ favorite

    Mbappe scored four times in 13 minutes on Sunday but also missed a number of chances, which does not surprise Griezmann. Paul Pogba says he would love a Frenchman to win the Ballon d'Or , but does not believe it should be him.
    American Music Awards: See Photos From the Red Carpet

    American Music Awards: See Photos From the Red Carpet

    This was not only the group's first American Music Award nomination, but it is also now their first award from this show. Other performers include Jennifer Lopez , Mariah Carey , Cardi B , Camila Cabello , Shawn Mendes and Post Malone.

    Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks Lead 2019 Hall of Fame Nominees

    This year's lucky names will be announced in December 2018, while the ceremony itself will take place on March 29, 2019. Fans can also participate by going to rockhall.com and can cast votes for the artist they believe to be most deserving.
  • Vodafone's Pixel 3 And Pixel XL Plans And Pricing

    Vodafone's Pixel 3 And Pixel XL Plans And Pricing

    Google has succeeded with lower-priced devices like smart speakers and home routers, but the phones have been a tougher sell. Titan, a form of security Google has developed for its data centres, is now also apparently found on the new Google phones.

    Taylor Swift makes history at American Music Awards

    Additionally, several of gospel and R&B's heaviest hitters will assemble for what's sure to be a touching Aretha Franklin tribute. She added that the awards represented "encouragement and motivation to be better and work harder".
    Modric V Ronaldo Rematch As Ballon D'or Nominees Unveiled

    Modric V Ronaldo Rematch As Ballon D'or Nominees Unveiled

    Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo , who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, won last year's Ballon d'Or . Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards.
  • Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen into hurricane, forecasters say

    Tropical Storm Michael could strengthen into hurricane, forecasters say

    Tropical Storm force winds are very possible along a large portion of the viewing area, with hurricane force winds also possible. Rick Scott called Michael a "monstrous hurricane" with devastating potential from high winds, storm surge and heavy rains.
    Saville painting sets auction record for a living female artist

    Saville painting sets auction record for a living female artist

    The auction house added: "We had no prior knowledge of this event and were not in any way involved". The piece was the final item in an auction held at Sotheby's in London .
    Jamaal Charles To Jaguars: Fantasy Impact Of Running Back’s Signing

    Jamaal Charles To Jaguars: Fantasy Impact Of Running Back’s Signing

    Schefter adds that Charles was waiting for an offer from a contending team before resuming his career. Jacksonville (3-2) will be back in action next Sunday against in Dallas against the Cowboys (2-3).

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.