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Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch: any surprises are on the inside

Pixel 3 and 3 XL launch: any surprises are on the inside

While Google Pixel 3 duo will surely grab the headlines, Google is also expected to unveil other devices at the event, including the Google Pixel Slate tablet with a detachable keyboard.

Talking about Pixelbook 2, the Chrome OS notebook is expected to retain the same form factor and ports as the first model. It also allows for better productivity, while still giving you access to Google's entire library of Android apps.

We are also happy with the keyboard, which enables smooth typing with its good for the class key travel and it attaches very firmly to the pogo pins. The Pixel 3 was priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs 53,000). It's mostly flat, with rounded corners and a sturdy metal construction.

In contrast to the other Android-equipped offerings on the market, the Pixel is seen as a step between Apple's iOS and other flagship phones from competitors like Samsung. The hardware was definitely worth the cash, but the software wasn't. The improved Chrome OS interface shows that Google is ready to close the gap with Windows, by creating an experience that's well, a lot like Windows.

But the front of both devices are where the biggest changes come. The device is impressively thin, giving it a sleek appearance, albeit at the expense of losing the headphone jack which some may not like. Privacy concerns brought about by embedded cameras in similar devices can be sidestepped, and all users have to do to keep Google in the dark is hit the large mute switch on the rear of the Home Hub. The earbuds also include Pixel Bud functionality such as real-time translation of over 40 different languages from Google Translate from devices running Android 9.0 and above. The notable difference, however, is in the display size and battery.

With a new data breach being reported nearly every day, security is an important feature.

"At 12.3" the Pixel Slate is not a device you can hold in one hand for prolonged time. Google and Verizon both offer monthly payment plans. There are also lofty photography ... This echoes some of what Apple announced with the new iPhones and ushers in the possibility that phones are in a post-megapixel landscape.

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Of course, a Google device wouldn't be complete without a solid Search function. Last October, Google had unveiled the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL, the Google Home Mini and the Google Clips AI camera. The Pixel Slate also fully supports Android apps, giving you more productivity and entertainment options.

Google shipped 2.53 million Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices through the nine months ended June 30, Strategy Analytics said. It connects via copper pogo pins and magnets and effortlessly snaps into place.

Meanwhile, Apple's (aapl) current generation iPad Pro, which Apple said has a 10-hour battery life, starts at $649 and comes with a 10.5-inch screen, a 64 GB hard drive, and the company's A10X Fusion chip. It instantly works when connected to the tablet. I wouldn't use the robot on mom, but it definitely might help with spam.

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. Today, serial leaker Evan Blass shared the best shot yet of the new Pixel Slate tablet, including the keyboard case it will likely ship with.

Google really needs to offer something special with the Pixel 3 camera.

A low-end one could be powered by an Intel Celeron 3965Y processor clocked at 1.5GHz, two mid-range variants one powered by Intel Core m3-8100Y processor clocked at 3.4GHz, and the other powered by Intel Core i5-8200Y clocked at 3.9GHz. Without at least one of these accessories, you won't get the most out of the Pixel Slate.


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