The Made By Google event that was hosted in New York might not have been surprising, as it could have been if Google Pixel 3 wasn't leaked so much before the event. But there was still plenty to get from the event.
Google not only announced its flagship Pixel phones, but also a new smart home hub, a tablet, and a number of accessories.
Talking about the cost, the Pixel 3 price starts at $799 (Rs 59,169 approx.) and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 (Rs 66,575.33 approx.). The Pixel Slate price starts at $599 (Rs 44,358.87) and the Pixel Slate Keyboard price is $199 (Rs 14,736.92 approx.). The Google Home Hub price is $149 (Rs 11,034.18 approx.), and will be available in the US, UK, and Australia on 22nd October.
Highlights of the Google event:
20:05 IST: Hi everyone, Welcome to the live blogging of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL event.
20:15 IST: The event is about to begin any moment now..
20:34 IST: And it begins..
20:36 IST: Google's Rick Osterloh is on the stage
20:38 IST: Going down the memory lane ....
20:42 IST: Software, Hardware and Artificial Intelligence
20:46 IST: Digital Wellbeing by Google
72% of users are concerned about the time they spend with their tech
20:47 IST: Pixel 3
20:49 IST: Google Pixel 3 series, Pixel Slate and Google Home Hub
20:50 IST: Now this is what is called Google technology
20:51 IST: Ivy Ross is on the stage
20:52 IST: smart home that also learns and helps you in your life.
20:55 IST: Google Home Hub
20:56 IST: Mark Spates is on stage to tell us about Hub
20:57 IST: Home View
20:58 IST: Google Home Hub will sell for $149
21:00 IST: ChromeOS brings the best of Google
Osterloh says, Security, speed and usability is the promise of ChromeOS.
This probably will lead to the Pixel Slate.
22:00 IST: Pixel Slate
22:01 IST: The Pixel Slate has dual-front firing speakers and a high-resolution detailed display.
22:03 IST: Pixel Slate buyers will get three months of free YouTube TV.
22:05 IST: Portrait mode support on Pixel Slate
It gets an 8 Megapixel camera on the front as well as back, that come with single-camera portrait mode. Looks like a old Pixel.
22:07 IST: Pixel Slate Keyboard
Pixel Slate supports a keyboard in a folio case WITH backlit and a trackpad.
22:08 IST: Pixel Slate runs ChromeOS
22:10 IST: Price
22:15 IST: Finally a phone
The phone comes in a matte-finished glass back and is available in 3 colours, black, white and pink.
22:16 IST: Looks like the display is a 6.3-inch unit and is a flexible OLED.
22:17 IST: It gets 40% louder speakers and Pixel 3 owners will get 6 months of free YouTube Music.
22:18 IST: The camera gets even better
Google has partnered with Annie Leibovitz who will travel the world and take photos with it.
22:20 IST: Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
22:22 IST: A camera 'generations' ahead
According to Google, Pixel captures a burst of photos and combines them algorithmically. This is "generations" ahead of the competition
Pixel Core, the AI is now integrated into Pixel 3.
22:25 IST: The moment when you make your rival look bad
22:26 IST: Night Sight with no need of flash! Interesting
This feature will come to older Pixels as well.
22:27 IST: shot on the new Pixel3
22:28 IST: Group selfies on Pixel
The dual front cameras can capture "group selfies".
22:29 IST: Google Lens
22:30 IST: Google Lens
Google Lens support is integrated into the phone and is called-superpowers.
22: 32 IST:
22:33 IST: Google Pixel 3 prices
Google Pixel 3: $799 and the 3 XL at $899, arrival on 19 October.
Pixel Stand: $79
22:34 IST: Safe and secure data
Pixel 3 protects the safety and security of your data. Titan M is a custom-made, built-in security chip, which can protect all sensitive on-device data by strengthening disk encryption and securing your lock screen.
22:43 IST: This is funny, seriously Google where is the DxoMark score