Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

Google launching Pixel 3 smartphones in more markets, Business News & Top Stories

Google launching Pixel 3 smartphones in more markets, Business News & Top Stories

For the most part, the new technology hovered around the Pixel Visual Core which is just a fancy word for AI post-processing. The Assistant that accompanies the Chrome OS is also "four times faster" than it was on the first Google tablets.

October 9 marked the date for Made By Google 2018 event where Google unveiled a number of tech products including the new Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Google's integrated AI helps improve the Pixel 3 camera with a slew of new features.

The trio represent the latest update from Google's 2 and a half year old hardware division, which is finally building a single, cohesive Google device brand.

Without a contract, the Pixel 3 XL costs $1,399 (64GB) and $1,549 (128GB), while the Pixel 3 costs $1,249 (64GB) and $1,399 (128GB). Both devices have an impressing 12.2MP camera on the back of device as well as dual 8MP front cameras.

While Samsung's main rival is Apple, Google is also a major competitor of the company thanks to its Pixel devices.

Tuesday's announcements come a day after Google disclosed a flaw that could have exposed personal information of up to 500,000 users of its Plus social network.

Because of the volume of complaints accompanied by issues activating the feature, we can expect to see an update easing the activation process. And Pixel will remain outside the mainstream, remaining under the shadow of other phone makers.

This takes the Google Home smart speaker and gives it a screen but, unlike Facebook's Portal, no camera. It only sold 80,000 Pixel 2 smartphones since its launch in India, industry data showed.

The promotional email, as by Android Central, highlights that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pre-orders will "start immediately after the event".

But how does the Pixel 3 actually compare to its predecessor, the Pixel 2? Having introduced the Home Mini and the Home Max previous year, 2018's event saw the introduction of the new Google Home Hub. Or some of Google's fancy new AI and machine learning features.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL retain much of the same formula that made the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL very popular amongst Android enthusiasts. "The benchmark that OnePlus has set in $500-$700 segment, and number of features that it offers, is huge", said Upasana Joshi, associate research manager, Client Devices, IDC India. The screen will go dark when you sleep and slowly brighten as your alarm goes off, filling the room with light and saving you from an abrupt and unwelcome wake-up call. However, some of the features like we mentioned above Top Shot, Night Sight, and Photobooth are still Pixel exclusive. The feature will come to Google Photos and support devices which offer portrait mode, like the Pixel 2.

Google is featuring its Google Assistance service on Pixel 3 series.

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