Google Home app gets smart home controls, intelligent actions, and household sharing

Ruben Fields
October 10, 2018

We'll update this post with a link to the APK once we get it.

That is likely to be behind what some are claiming is Walmart's insistence that any smart home products in its store work with Google Home and rumors that Walmart execs are actively discouraging manufacturers from supporting Amazon's Alexa system.

And then there's the notch... thankfully it's not present on the base 3 model, but it's seriously intrusive on the XL.

The device is using Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC to deliver the best performance.

The smartphones sport a matte finish on their all-glass backs, which were designed with a new silky texture to help avoid fingerprints. When it comes to color choices, you get Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink. The Pixel Slate also fully supports Android apps, giving you more productivity and entertainment options.

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080x2160 pixels.

With the dock, the Pixel 3 can be your alarm clock, but it can be quiet when you want it to.

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Instead of having to deal with duplicate apps as is the case on Samsung devices, a Pixel comes with Google services and apps, and nothing more. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have dual front-firing speakers and a second forward-facing camera for capturing group selfies.

Because the design team learned that many people leave their phones on their nightstand to charge, the Stand enables a new setting in the Pixel 3 that mimics sunrise alarm clocks, slowly turning the screen from deep red to a bright yellow to wake you up.

Google unveiled its latest Pixel smartphone, touting tons of intelligent features.

Likewise, you can attach it to existing Google Home speakers in your house for multi-room audio. The feature combines multiple exposures to create low-light photos with less noise and more detail. "I don't know why I would spend an extra $800 or more to upgrade from a Pixel 2 to a Pixel 3". This come with 50GB total monthly data which is 25GB + 25GB bonus data.

Something different from past year is the ability to wirelessly charge Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Pricing for the Pixel 3 phone starts at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899, significantly cheaper than Apple's high-end iPhones, which start at $999 and $1,099 for the Xs and Xs Max, respectively. Understandably, this was done for the sake of privacy, however, Lenovo cleverly used a "privacy shutter" in their Smart Display to hide the camera when not in use, which Google certainly could have done. The AR characters can interact with each other and respond to your actions and facial expressions. It includes new content and characters, including exclusive partnerships with Marvel to feature Avengers heroes and with Childish Gambino on a dancing Donald Glover for your AR scenes.

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