Google's New $35 Chromecast Plays It Safe

Google's New $35 Chromecast Plays It Safe

The Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inch screen and the 3XL has a 6.3-inch screen.

Jason and I are both receiving Google Pixel 3 devices today for further hands-on testing, but after reading the hands-on reports from those in attendance at the Google event yesterday it is clear these are valid reasons to choose the Galaxy Note 9 over the Google Pixel 3 XL.

Google branched into hardware three years ago so that, like Apple, it could have full control of the performance of its applications and the revenue they generate. They are set to be launched on November 1. The Pixel 3 XL starts at $1,129 CAD for the 64GB and $1,259 for the 128GB. Along with announcing a new smart speaker with a screen, Google also showed off a small device that might just render that screen obsolete: A wireless charger than doubles as a phone stand called the Pixel Stand. New additions include France, Ireland, Japan and Taiwan. "This is a handsome way to do more than one thing at once".

The camera, for instance, promises better low-light and close-up shots by using software to combine multiple shots taken in succession. Top Shot for automatically capturing alternate shots in HDR+ and Depth Editing for portrait shots. Although that's just something one has to accept with most smartphones that come with a glass body. But it lacks a zoom lens on either side, something available on some iPhones and Samsung phones.

In short, it looks like a very useful product that pulls together a series of useful functions and strengthens Google's position in what is a rapidly growing market.

The Google Pixel Slate comes in not one, but four different flavours, with each one using a different processor, varying amounts of RAM and hard drive capacity.

Whatever the caller says in response will appear as a voice-to-text translation on the phone screen. It has always been nailed on that the new Google phones would be bigger, have 18:9 aspect displays with a notch and even more certain that they'd be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. That's $200 below the least expensive iPhone XS. The Pixel 3 will cost CAD$999 for the 64GB, and the 128GB will cost CAD$1,129. "It's mostly about convenience here".

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As usual, the Pixels focus heavily on Google's search engine, maps, digital assistant and YouTube video service.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XLThe latest Pixel phone lineup.

Google's press event starts at 11 AM ET, and BGR will be on the ground to cover Google's events as they happen.

Right off the bat, most of the hardware rumors are true.

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL were revealed yesterday and ZDNet's Jason Cipriani posted his five reasons to pick the Pixel. That's similar to Amazon's Echo Show and a new Facebook device called Portal.

But again Google is attacking its rivals on the pricing front. Like other Google Home devices, you can shout "Hey Google" to wake it up. The other, Call Screen, will screen calls for users and will be made available with Pixel 3 series smartphones at launch.

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