Pixel 3 includes USB-C headphones, dongle in the box

Daniel Fowler
October 11, 2018

Google also launched a $79 Pixel Stand, which will let you charge your Pixel 3 wirelessly, and can also turn it into a smart display.

At its Made by Google event in NY a few hours ago, the Palo Alto giant unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, featuring the best of the company's AI and imaging technologies.

The key difference over the original Pixel Buds, though, comes with their method of connectivity.

The new Midnight Blue finish looks smart - Google wanted something different from the finishes available for its Pixel phones, so this is the only option available at launch. Is it good enough to worry the supremely talented Apple iPad Pro? Financial analysts said it is hard to evaluate Google's hardware business as it is overshadowed by profits from search ads. The omission of headphones has always been a curious move by Google given it's a standard accessory for most phone makers. It's the first time the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary has embraced the format that Samsung has had for a few years and Apple adopted last year. Wait for our full review to find out if the latest generation of Pixel devices have got what it takes to beat the competition or not. It comes in two new colors, chalk and charcoal, and is available for purchase now in the US, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden. The software, launching on U.S. Pixels only, answers calls, requests information about the nature of the calls and shares it as text with the recipient.

Well, we just dug out the dusty box, plugged it in, updated it, and waited to see how much had changed. Touch interfaces on desktop sites can lead to some pretty mixed results, so hopefully Google knows what they're doing here. "But as a lot of the technology advancements become more naked to the eye, it becomes that much tougher to sell". The phones are the successors of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL respectively. The Pixel 3 XL on the other hand has a display 6.3-inches tall and has a resolution of 2960x1440.

Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report
It has said it has no intention of scaling back fossil fuel production because without coal, household power bills would soar. It notes that the contributions of glaciers to sea level rise in the present century can not be distinguished statistically.

Beyond the camera, Google is using artificial intelligence to help screen calls. In response, Google doubled warranties to two years.

If a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is on your shopping list, here's where you can go buy one - whether you want to head to a carrier or do it your own way and buy unlocked.

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL were revealed yesterday and ZDNet's Jason Cipriani posted his five reasons to pick the Pixel. The switch to glass has led Google to include support for wireless charging.

Google announced the Hub as a way to compete with Amazon Echo in the smart speaker marketspace. Like other Google Home devices, you can shout "Hey Google" to wake it up.

The nod to privacy concerns comes as Google and other big US tech companies try to bounce back from recent data breach scandals. We need more time with it in our test rooms to deliver a more definitive verdict.

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