The notch on the Pixel 3 XL sucks

Verizon leaks Google Pixel 3 pricing ahead of launch

Google poised to unveil new Pixel phones, other services

"By combining Titan Security both in the data center and on devices, we've created a closed loop for your data across the Google ecosystem".

Verizon Wireless will remain the exclusive carrier for Google's new Pixels, which were unveiled at a media event in NY today. Whether that matters to you or not probably depends on how much you crave the latest hardware. You can even prop up the Pixel Slate in infinite angles using the strong magnets in the keyboard cover's back. Alphabet generated US$4.4 billion in the second quarter from this category, up 37 per cent from a year earlier.

I got a chance to briefly test out the new Chrome OS features, which will arrive in version 71, and it's clear that they could be the Pixel Slate's key advantage over the excellent and well-established Microsoft Surface Pro and the Apple iPad Pro.

That is because the Pixel 3 has seemingly been shown with greatly reduced bezels and the Pixel 3 XL has been displayed touting an all-screen design with a notch at the top. The other products included the Pixel Slate and a Home Hub.

Another highlight of the tablet is the Split screen that is integrated for smooth multitasking and Google Assistant.

The new speaker will compete with Inc.'s Echo Show, with one notable omission: a video camera. "For Call Screen, we will also let the caller know that a screening service is being used", Google says.

But again Google is attacking its rivals on the pricing front.

For everyone else, the Pixel 3 XL and smaller Pixel 3 are both fantastic phones that pack a ton of new software features into Google's most impressive smartphone hardware to date. It's the first time the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary has embraced the format that Samsung has had for a few years and Apple adopted last year.

The devices will come with unlimited Google Photos storage in original quality as well as a 6 month trial of YouTube Music. It comes in black or white, with green and pink options available exclusively on Google's online store. "They come at the intersection of AI, hardware and software working together". Running Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL handsets are backed by 2915 mAh and 3430 mAh batteries respectively with wireless charging.

Google's October gig saw the tech major unveil the much-anticipated Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, along with a few other products, at its "Made by Google" hardware event in NY on Tuesday. This is where the new innovations have concentrated, as Google and its ilk focus on features and possibilities that can be generated from its artificial intelligence, machine learning, and sheer processing power. And we don't have to wait too long for full retail availability either - you can go into stores and grab one off the shelf (theoretically) on October 18.

With most Android phones out there, user are lucky if they continue to get major updates after two years.

READ NEXT: What is Google's new wireless-charging Stand? An optional detachable keyboard - it magnetically attaches itself to the device - basically turns the tablet into a laptop, and is quite expensive at $199 Dollars. The tablet is also compatible with a smart pen which will also cost you an additional $99.

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