Pixel Slate, new Chromecast, Google Home Hub expected

Ruben Fields
October 9, 2018

Google has just fuelled speculation that the torrent of leaks around its upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones are an elaborate fake to throw fans off the scent.

Many have speculated that Google will release some kind of screen-equipped smart home device this year at it's annual hardware event in October.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel Slate tablet, and Google Home Hub have been unveiled by Google at the #MadeByGoogle launch event in NY. Google will livestream the event through its YouTube channel. The Pixel 3 packaging was all legit, and both the device's feel and specs gave a clear impression that it wasn't a fake, not to mention lining up with all the recent leaks. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will support wireless charging for the first time. The improved pen for the Pixelbooks should also work on the new Google tablet.

Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9
The new devices should have wireless charging, making it the first time the company has included the capability in its phones. Hence we expect the company to launch the Pixel 3 series smartphones and tablets today but add a few more surprises as well.

The notch design is present, alongside Android 9.0 Pie's features, including Active Edge, which allows users to trigger actions by squeezing the sides of the Pixel 3 XL. The new Google Home Hub will come with a 7-inch screen with the speaker behind it, and it will compete directly with the newly launched Amazon Echo Show.

Privacy and security features also could be top talking points about the Pixel 3 as Google and other big USA tech companies try to bounce back from recent data breach scandals.

We will have full coverage of Google's event today. The device should run regular Android apps, and it may feature an ARM-based mobile processor or an ultra-low power CPU from Intel. These new products should include a new Pixel phone, Pixel tablet, and among other things. As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 3 XL looks nearly similar to its predecessor - Pixel 2XL - from the back, but the front design of the phone has been revamped. This new standard powered 2.4GHz Bluetooth is a higher powered version that will let you connect keyboards or even a possible remote to the Chromecast. The existing Pixel lineup is known for taking the best selfies in the business and it is no surprise that Google would like to take this further. We are in NY to bring you the latest updates.

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