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Highlights Of The Google’s October Event

Google’s October event hosted on the 9/10/2018 was a success as Google announced a lot of new Gadgets. Every year the Google October events is usually about hardware than software.

There has been lots of rumors about what Google will release over the past weeks. We actually expected new Pixels phones, as well as many other goodies.

Google’s October 9 event starts today by  11 a.m. ET , in new York City. Now if you missed the the events lets , bring you some of the gist.

All We Know From The Events

A lot of hardware were released today, let me list a few. Here is the list of the latest Announcement from the Google October events ; Pixel Stand, Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Let’s now take a look at each of these new hardware and what they bring to the table. They were not announced in that order. “Help” was the central theme of Google’s conference

Pixel Stand

Pixel Stand

Pixel Stand

Price : $79

Google announced a Pixel Stand, an all-new wireless charger for the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which we will talk about soon. If you are familiar with Qi wireless charger, the Google Pixel Stand works just like that. On the Pixel Stand the Pixel Phone can do much more. Pixel 3 becomes a tiny smart display while charging, complete with advanced Google Assistant commands, control over your smart home, and speaker functionality thanks to the stereo front-facing speakers. When you are not using it, it can serve as a smart speaker, the Pixel 3 can also become a smart photo frame attached to your Google Photos account.


Pixel Slate

 Pixel Slate at Googles's October Event

Google Pixel Slate

Price : $599

Keyboard Price: $199

Pixel Stylus : $99

The second product announced on the day was the Pixel Slate. It is powered by Chrome OS and it runs the same version of Chrome OS that you will find on any of Google’s Chromebooks.

The Pixel Slate is fairly slick to look at, and sleek design wise. There is a slim bezels that still offer enough to grip during use. When using it, shouldn’t be afraid of a slip because Google it has a specially engineered center of gravity that makes it more comfortable to hold or so it claims.

The Slate offers a 12.3-inch display and a 3,000 x 2,000 resolution. The Pixel Slate comes in four different models, with options varying from the Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM, all the way up to an eighth-generation Intel i7 processor with 16GB of RAM.

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While the Pixel Slate is a categorize as a tablet, it  can pair with a  keyboard folio case and it becomes a formidable 2-in-1. The keyboard requires no charging and comes with backlit keys. There is  Pixelbook Pen. The pen or Stylus is also supported and you can use this stylus to sign documents with all new Adobe Acrobat support. Three months of YouTube TV is included for free with your purchase.

Google Home Hub

Google Home Hub

Price : $149

In case you are wondering , What is Google Home Hub? This a new first-party smart display from Google. Finally the Amazon Echo Show has a solid rival. It comes with a 7-inch screen and a lot of the same functionality.This is a smart display that seeks to unite all of your disparate smart home devices under a single, Google-branded umbrella. Unlike Amazon Echo, Hub lacks a camera, which means no video calls will be made on Hub. Google says they are more with in Privacy.

The Google Home Hub is available for pre-order from the Google Store and it will launch in retail locations on October 22. It will cost $149 and will come with six months of YouTube Premium access.

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Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Credit: DigitalTrends

Price: $799, while the Pixel 3 XL will start at $899

The announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL stole the Google’s October Event. These are two of the most A. I powered phones out there. Both are nicely designed , but think the top-notched of the Pixel 3 XL was too big. The body however has  a new matte finish that helps to avoid greasy fingerprints — the scourge of modern, all-glass phones. The phone are durable as they pass the IP68 water resistance test.

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The phone is Powerful with a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM, and onboard storage starting at 64GB. Google added another first to the Pixel 3 range, too, as wireless charging is finally available.

What makes this phone to standout is the camera and some call blocking features controlled by the phones A.I. There are other  interesting features introduced by Google that we will cover in a subsequent post about Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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