Google Pixel Slate with Chrome OS Unveiled

12 October, 2018, 05:11 | Author: Bennie Parsons
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Google today held its annual Made By Google event, where it showed off its newest toys. As far as the design, the Pixel 3 XL offers a large 6.3-inch display with a notch, while the Pixel 3 keeps things more traditional with its heavy bordered 5.5-inch display. One of those, like last year's Duplex, sees Google handling phone calls on your behalf.

The only changes are that it now supports 1080p resolution at 60fps versus the previous 720p at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps, and it now lets users play music in sync with other speakers Google's smart devices, like a Chromecast Audio dongle.

During the launch event, Google also introduced its own wireless charger for its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, called the Pixel Stand, which will be sold separately.

The 128GB version will cost €100 extra, the report says, which is the same price that French Android fans will reportedly pay for the 64GB Pixel 3 XL.

"With Pixel 3, we've built the first phone that can answer the phone".


A pull-down "dashboard" acts as the smart home center for the Home Hub, so you can manage the various devices in each room independently. A separate, wireless charging Pixel Stand will go on sale separately for £69.

After all the leaks, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are ... exactly like the leaks.

Google's hardware announcements come just one day after the tech giant attracted criticism for revealing it had failed to disclose a security vulnerability that exposed the personal details of as many as 500,000 users of its social network, Google+. They also include an "accessory connector for Pixel Slate Keyboard".

Google uses its flagship phones to show off the capability of its hardware understanding and software, but it has never come close to competing with the iPhone on sales. Google has sold an estimated 7 million Pixels over the past two years, nearly imperceptible next to the 3.6 billion phones shipped during that time, according to the research firm International Data Corp. But none of the models is equipped with a 3.5-mm headphone jack - a big surprise. Additionally you can purchase a keyboard for $ 199 and stylus for $ 99.

In terms of the specs, the device is powered by Intel's 8th gen processors and you can get up to the Intel Core i7 chips (starts with Intel Celeron).

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