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The Google Assistant is also baked into Pixel 3 to help you find answers and control your phone and compatible smart home devices - all with a simple squeeze or by using your voice. Also, Google has added wireless charging this time around. For one, the Pixel Slate Keyboard costs $199 compared to the $129 starting price of the Type Cover for the Surface Pro 6. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. The Pixel 3 starts at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899. Just tap on "Screen call" to find out who's calling and why, as well as other information (as prompted by you).

Google Home Hub is Google Assistant with a face, and is described by Google's vice-president of product management, Diya Jolly, as a something that creates a more "helpful, thoughtful home". It runs Chrome OS with an emphasis on the ever-evolving tablet UI already available on convertible Chromebooks. Because Android highlights Google services, it's key to Google's business of selling ads through its search engine and other mobile apps.

A new Home View feature, activated by swiping down on the display shows the status of all your connected devices on a single screen, letting you easily switch off lights or smart plugs, or turn music down.

The display on Pixel 3 stands at 5.5-inch and while compared to its larger sibling, it looks slightly toned down, which is understandable. It is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 Processor, or Intel Celeron Processor and 8/16GB of RAM for your performance needs.

Cameras: Google's camera processing software is tough to beat and the Pixel 3 XL will likely yield some great results.

Although rumours are now swirling about the Google Pixel Slate, nothing has been officially confirmed by the tech company.

Under the hood, both the devices are packed with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC that comes mated to a 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB ROM (Non-expandable). It will then provide a live transcript of caller's speech and show it on the Pixel's screen. You will be able to switch cameras to take wide-angle selfies.

Google has been somewhat restrained in its distribution and marketing of the Pixel phones, Llamas said, because it doesn't want to alienate Samsung and hundreds of other device makers that feature Android in their own phones. The 2160 x 1080 OLED panel has HDR support, and the battery clocks in at 2,915mAh. It's a huge notch in this case to make room for the dual cameras. By comparison, Apple sold about 217 million iPhones past year.

The following Pixel 3 plans are the most affordable with at least 10GB of data per month. No longer! Optus is getting a piece of the Pixel 3 action, and these are the plans it has on offer. Interestingly, Google has worked over the colours of the phones as well, coming out with a Not Pink colour.

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