Highlights from Made By Google event4 min read . Updated: 09 Oct 2018, 10:36 PM IST
Google today at its Made By Google event in New York unveiled the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate and Pixel Stand also broke cover. Highlights from the event
OTHERS : Google showed off a pair of new Pixel phones, a tablet computer and a speaker with a screen in a deluge of new products aimed at competing with the latest gadgets from big technology rivals. Here are the highlights from the Made By Google event in New York today:
Pixel 3 Price announced
The Pixel 3 has been priced at $799 (about ₹59,000) while the Pixel Stand has been priced at $79 ( ₹5,800). There’s no word on the price of Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel 3 will be available in India from November 1
Pixel Stand announced
Pixel Stand will act as a dock for the Pixel 3 smartphones which allows wireless charging.
Pixel 3 smartphones can let you book hotel reservations
With the help of Google Duplex, Pixel 3 smartphones will let you book hotel reservations without you having to call a number.
“Top Shots” feature to fix the photobombing issues, “Night Sight” to replace flash
Pixel 3’s machine learning algorithms will allow you to pick the shot that is devoid of embarrassing moments like shut eyelids and people walking in the frame in front of the subject.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on the stage now
Pixel 3 comes in three colours—Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. Pixel 3 will have an OLED display spanning 5.5-inches while the Pixel 3 XL will have a 6.3-inch screen.
Pixel Slate price unveiled
The Pixel Slate has been priced at $599 (about ₹44,000) while its accessories, namely the Pixel Slate Keyboard and Pixelbook Pen are priced at $199 (about ₹14,700) and $99 respectively ( ₹7,300).
3 months of YouTube TV free on Pixel Slate
Pixel Slate with dual front facing speakers, 8MP front and rear facing cameras and Chrome OS will come with 3 months of YouTube TV for free.
Got questions about the Google Home Hub?
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Google Home Hub price announced
The Google Home Hub is priced at $149 (approx. ₹11,112).
One stop access for all smart home devices
The Google Home Hub allows extended connectivity with smart home devices as well as Google Nest devices with its Home View. You will also be connected with the Home View app over your smartphone.
6 months of YouTube Premium free on Google Home Hub
Google Home Hub will come with 6 months of free YouTube Premium service and YouTube music streaming
Google Home Hub: Features
Google Home Hub comes in four colours, an LCD display with ambient EQ that allows fine tuning of brightness and colour of the display and no cameras for added privacy. It comes integrated with Google Assistant.
Pixel 3, 3 XL, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub revealed
Nick Osterloh revealed the new Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones alongside the Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub.
“72% of users are concerned about time spent texting”
Nick Osterloh talks about Digital Wellbeing that provides you simple controls over the time spent on apps.
“The big breakthroughs are not in hardware alone”
The true futuristic upgrades lie in the convergence of hardware and AI.
“We are translating 120 billion words everyday”
Nick Osterloh talks about the improvement of language over the Google Assistant
Livestream of the Google Pixel 3 live event
Livestream of the Google Pixel 3 live event
Attendees start coming in to the Made By Google event
The Made By Google event will be commence anytime now
Sales of Pixel devices
The first Pixel devicesreached 2.4 million shipments in the nine months ended June 30, 2017. Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, garnering less than 1% of the global market for smartphones, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
Google Pixel 3 to be unveiled at ten media events across the world
Google initially sold the Pixel 2 and its larger-sibling, Pixel 2 XL, in six countries, including the United States, Australia, Germany and India, after an unveiling in San Francisco. This year, Google is hosting events for the Pixel 3 in ten cities such as New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore, spokesman Kay Oberbeck said
Don’t get your hopes up high: What not to expect
You can keep a smartwatch from Google out of the equation, as Google in August mentioned that “they aren’t there yet". A Virtual Reality headset might also not make it—the one they have (Daydream) is working just fine and they even came out with a standalone VR headset in partnership with Lenovo earlier this year.
Changes under the hood
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is expected that the processor will be paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. There’s no word on a 512GB version yet.
Google takes a dig at the Pixel 3 leaks
Yes, there’s no surprise that the Pixel 3 has been one of the most leaked smartphones of the year— and Google knows that. So Google made a teaser for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL aimed directly at the spoilers. Here, have a look at it.
There’s very little information on the megapixel count and sensor of the rear cameras, renders show that the front of the phones will feature dual cameras. The existing Pixel lineup is known for taking the best selfies in the business and it is no surprise that Google would like to take this further.
Other Google devices that will share the limelight
While we are at the Pixel Stand, it is expected that at least four more devices might be launched alongside the two flagship smartphones. These include the Pixel Slate (a tablet running Chrome OS), Google Home Hub (basically a Google Home with a display up front), the previously mentioned Pixel Stand and the Pixel Buds 2.
Google Pixel 3, 3 XL might be wireless charging enabled
The biggest change under the hood would be in the charging department, as the new Pixels are expected to be Google’s first devices to offer wireless charging solutions. Wireless charging support could also mean Google would announce its own wireless charging stand, or the “Pixel Stand”.