Check out Google's large treasure trove of Pixel 3 videos

Google's devices will be available starting October 18. The company just had its annual hardware unveiling, and all three of its new devices leaked repeatedly in the lead-up to the event. No matter, we have all the official details and availability info now. If you don't want to be disturbed, you can put the Pixel 3 face down on a surface to disable all its notifications.

Google is set to reveal its latest smartphone, the Google Pixel 3, a premium Android-powered device that it hopes will convince Apple fans to ditch the iPhone XS.

As to whether this gives Google an edge over Amazon in the battle for the smart home ecosystem: right now, it probably does, but just a little.

Below are 5 reasons you should pick upcoming Google's Pixel phone over Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy lineup.

Anxious about privacy? When you don't want the Hub to be listening it can be put into "downtime" mode. You can ask questions and trigger IoT Routines, like controlling your smart lights or thermostat; weather forecasts and recipes look great on the screen, too. It can also bring up contextual info like commute times.

One of the major disappoints of the new Google Home Hub, however, is the omission of a camera for Google Duo video calls.

I honestly thought the Google Home Hub was going to be bigger. For example, you can have your Google Photos uploads automatically shown on the Hub like a fancy photo frame.

The best new camera feature, however, is Night Sight.

The US SIM-free price of the two devices starts at £739 for the Pixel 3 and £869 for the Pixel 3 XL.

The company's Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world's smartphones, and Google topped Amazon.com Inc in smart speaker sales in recent quarters. Titan M enhances mobile security behind the scenes by protecting your unlock credentials, disk encryption, app data, and the integrity of the operating system code itself.

The Pixel 3 64GB is priced at Rs 71,000 whereas the Pixel 3 128GB costs Rs 80,000.

All of the Pixel Slate models have a 12.3-inch touch-screen display with a 3000 x 2000 resolution. It has dual front-facing speakers, but there's no headphone jack. A Core i3 and Core i5 version will also become available. Across all SKUs, the keyboard case is a $150 add-on. This device will launch in a few weeks, but you can join a waitlist on the Google Store.

When it comes to Aussie telcos, the Google Pixel has lived exclusively on Telstra for the past two years. Both phones have high-end specs including a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, and 64 or 128GB of storage. You can even get up to 16GB of RAM on the device, though you probably won't need such a large amount of RAM on a Chromebook The device includes 8MP front facing and rear facing cameras, both of which include support for portrait mode.

"We consciously chose to not include a camera on Google Home Hub so you feel comfortable placing it in the private spaces of your home, like the bedroom", says Google Home Product Management VP Diya Jolly.

The smaller Pixel 3 is a big step up from last year's Pixel 2. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm now covers just about everything. There's also a prominent "chin" at the bottom of the phone. It's legitimately one of the nicest Chrome OS options on the market, though, so if you just can't stand MacOS or Windows 10, I guess you can't complain. Another stellar feature is Google's Super Res Zoom where the Pixel 3 snaps a load of photos and runs them through an algorithm to improve zoomed shots.

Google says the Pixel Slate will be available "later this year" for $US599; the Pixel Slate Keyboard will cost $US199, while the new stylus is $US99. But the one you can get right now is quite expensive, coming in at $199. Instead, you have to purchase both devices on Verizon's device payment program, which works out at $33 per month per device, spread over 24 months.

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