Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Podcast: Google Brought Some New Stuff

Podcast: Google Brought Some New Stuff

Many new Pixel 3 features will come to the old Pixel phones eventually.

Although the e-commerce space in India is dominated by Flipkart and Amazon India, some smartphone manufacturers have seen the advantages in also selling devices on their own websites.

Although the Pixels have barely made a dent in the market since their debut two years ago, Google uses them to highlight what it considers to be the best features of its Android operating system.

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 IDC. Nobody likes a clunky tank of a case, but you can protect your phone without losing that thin feel.

The Pixel Stand will cost you, though.

The Pixel 3 has 2 front-facing cameras and a single rear-facing camera.

In the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL no 3.5 mm headset Jack, but in the box with the phone headphones with USB connector. The Google Home Hub is now the cheapest smart display on the market, so get it if you're on a budget. This latter feature, Google Duplex, is an example of a feature that the Pixel 3 will come with that'll roll out to Pixel 2 devices over time. This is an especially hot topic considering the fact that Google added a dual-lens camera to the front of both phones.

Google just announced the third generation of its Pixel-branded smartphone, the Google Pixel 3. Even so, the Lenovo remains a better option as it offers a much smarter display. Being a good tablet without a keyboard attachment and then bringing a full desktop affair was you snap in the new Pixel Slate Keyboard that can be brought separately for it. Under Home Hub Google has redesigned the interface of its core services like search, maps, YouTube, Photos and others. That allows you to make Google Duo video calls, which may make separated families very happy, though you can't Skype or, of course, Facetime, so everyone will need to get with the Google program. Some of the Pixel 3 features are exclusive to the new handsets because of hardware requirements.

For photography enthusiasts, the Pixel 3 is undeniably the way to go. Pictures in low light will improve automatically through machine learning. Its camera and the AI that drives it is a technological marvel. The feature is set to arrive on the Pixel and Pixel 2 next month. That makes it more of a direct challenger to the Echo Show than the Portal is. It will even play music for you.

It is unclear if Google will move the setting from a Developer Option to a standard setting, nor if they will change their implementation when they do but considering you normally purchase a Pixel phone because of the software Android can offer it seems a odd choice that Google have gone down this path.

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