Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Unveiled

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For a limited time, Verizon is offering a Buy One Get One free promo, so if a customer buys one Google Pixel 3, he or she gets a second 64 GB Pixel 3 on the house.

Google's rollout emphasized the hyper competitive market for smart devices that dictate most aspects of modern lives. This feature will initially be available later this year in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay Area to help people book restaurant reservations and will roll out to other U.S. cities in the future. For double the storage, you'll pay $100 more.

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels.

There's also dual front-facing speakers, which teamed with Google's algorithms, should make for richer, crisper audio.

However, not included with the tablet is the separately sold $199 Pixel Slate Keyboard.

The tablet has been rumoured to come with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of RAM. The front-facing shooter has a wide-angle lens that's ideal for large group shots. The new phones' camera can also be used to search for items online by simply taking a picture of them.

In any case, the only thing I care about is that Google doesn't make a repeat of past year where it burdened what was otherwise a cracking phone with a bad display.

Google has been somewhat restrained in its distribution and marketing of the Pixel phones, Llamas said, because it doesn't want to alienate Samsung and hundreds of other device makers that feature Android in their own phones.

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You can purchase the 3rd Gen Chromecast from the Google Store here. Matt Vokoun, another Google product management director, however, contends that they are "playful", and while "there is a bit of a learning curve" when typing on the circular keys, Google's internal testing shows that people's typing rate and accuracy increased by an unspecified amount.

But in order to give you any semblance of productivity, you're going to need to type. However, as the company's first tablet meant exclusively for the Chrome platform, the Pixel Slate also deviates from previous builds - taking cues from those laptop-like designs and some of the best that smartphones bring to the table. Comprised of a full-sized keyboard and a bendable, magnetic back flap, the keyboard connects with a snap.

"I was positively impressed by the Slate", Goertz said. The keyboard also has a full-size trackpad that offers traditional functionality.

When you want to capture something that won't stop moving-think of an adorable toddler or a hyperactive puppy-Motion Auto Focus will make sure your Pixel 3 camera stays in sharp focus automatically, as you record.

Slide: Image of slate with photo of musician. Ultimately, we find the iPad Pro's to be a more impressive display with features that should please a wider swathe of users.

That's an inevitable side effect of Google's launch cycle and while Californian rival Apple put out its iPhone XS with new hardware, Google's new phones are a generation behind, relatively speaking. A feature called Top Shot uses AI to help you capture the flawless photo every time. Everything that would be useful was coming down the line, its CEO promised us: conferencing, videos, connections, voice activation. It's still cheaper than the competition, but it's a hefty price to ask for a tablet.

With the Pixel Slate, Google is looking to become the de facto choice for truly mobile portability. The 12-inch device is lightweight and sleek and offers some compelling features. The improved Chrome OS interface shows that Google is ready to close the gap with Windows, by creating an experience that's well, a lot like Windows.

Google's first two Pixels featured powerful cameras that led its appeal among consumers as much as the full native Google suite of apps.

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