Monday, 10 December, 2018

Verizon retains exclusive on Google's Pixel 3

Google Home Hub Google promises its Pixel 3 phone is sexier on the inside than the outside
Roberta Sherman | 10 October, 2018, 19:08

There have been so many leaks surrounding Google's latest Pixel phones that today's announcements felt like little more than a formality.

The Pixel 3 is priced from 95,000 yen and the Pixel 3 XL from 119,000 yen.

"For specs, Pixel 3 features a 5.5" FHD AMOLED (2160×1080, 440ppi) display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (up to 128GB available for extra price), single rear-facing 12-megapixel camera, 2915mAh, Active Edge, and Android 9 Pie. The 2160 x 1080 OLED of the Pixel 3 is not graced with a notch, but it does have very large bezels at both the top and the bottom.

Camera-wise, the stats don't seem too impressive. A new Super-Res Zoom feature uses computational photography to reduce the amount of noise and artifacts in the photos when zooming in on a shot. As we've seen with the new iPhones, it's possible to adjust background blur after taking a shot, and there are plenty of other features too. Google's Playground will bring new interactive augmented reality characters and objects to throw into your photos, including some favourites from Marvel and a dancing Childish Gambino. You can just say "Hey Google" to get step-by-step recipes, watch how-to videos, listen to music, check your calendar, and more. Here's where you can find them. You're getting slightly more display: 11.7 square inches as opposed to 10.68 square inches on the Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL had similar launch pricing, although we saw significant discounts for the Pixel 2 early in the device life-cycle. "Go ahead and say your name, and why you are calling".

Google Launches Pixel 3 And Pixel 3XL With Android Pie
The colors available could be the aforementioned white (Chalk) and gray (Charcoal), but there could also be a new Coral variant. The firm's '#MadeByGoogle' event kicks off at 11a.m. (ET) on Tuesday and is hosting a livestream of all the announcements.

The Pixel 3 and its big brother also have a dedicated security chip - the Titan M, which keeps the OS and your passwords secure.

Google has released a pair of new Pixel phones, the larger Pixel 3 XL and this, the regular Pixel 3.

This year, Google is hosting events for the Pixel 3 in cities such as New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore, spokesman Kay Oberbeck said. Yes, the Pixel Slate is slightly thinner than the Surface Pro 6 and, yes, it's got a slightly more pixel-dense screen, but numerous other specs on both devices are actually quite similar. Imagine you're at dinner with family or in a meeting at work and a call from an unknown caller comes in.

For example, we reviewed Loop a year ago: a standalone portable screen that connected up various digital services and let you communicate with others.

Kate Middleton Rewears Gorgeous Lilac Dress From Last Year
It marked the first time the duo was officially out together since the birth of their third child, Prince Louis. It should, as the royal donned the same Emilia Wickstead number back in July 2017 during a trip to Germany.

That first impression will likely fade into the background once you get your hands on this phone, because the texture from that "soft touch" rear imparts a feeling of quality. You can check our in-depth run-downs of both devices at the links below. This year, Google introduced Live albums and new editing features in the app. It's not immediately clear whether this feature will be available on last-gen Chromecasts, or whether it will be exclusive to new models, though. The Pixel 3 starts shooting a second before you press the button and a second after - looking for the moments where everyone has their eyes open and facing the camera.

Like the Google Home Mini, the speaker base comes with a fabric covering and rounded corners, with a number of color options to best fit with your decor (baby blue, pink, black, and white).

Pixel phones, though, have been a tougher sell, launching with glitches and garnering less than 1 percent of the global market by shipments in Google's first two years of trying, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

Google shutting down social network Google+ after security bug disclosed
Users can grant access to their Profile data, and the public Profile information of their friends, to Google+ apps, via the API. And last month, Facebook disclosed that attackers exposed information on almost 50 million users.

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