The launch confirmed what we already knew about both phones based on the leaks and also reveal some new details.
With the Google Pixel Slate, unveiled on Tuesday, we finally know how Google is planning to light a fire under the now quite boring non-iOS tablet market. When your phone rings, you'll be able to summon Google Assistant with the tap of a button and have Duplex ask callers their name and goal. The other products included the Pixel Slate and a Home Hub.
It turns into a smart display when not in use, showing information to such as time, weather, calendar appointments, and commute times.
Phones have plateaued somewhat in terms of their hardware, but two things are changing. It can also bring up contextual info like commute times. Other tweaks to Chrome OS includes a customized app launcher with Google's integrated machine learning technology.
Although Google did not make any announcements about it on-stage, there's a new Chromecast. The tablet is also compatible with a smart pen which will also cost you an additional $99. And, in the process, it gives you the opportunity to show anyone who would dare to disturb you with an actual phone call what you really think of them: Namely, that they're an annoyance.
The matrix is clearly borrowed from Android, Google's mobile operating system. If the Pixel Slate doesn't detect a keyboard or mouse, it automatically enters Tablet mode, and there's nothing you can do about it. An optional detachable keyboard - it magnetically attaches itself to the device - basically turns the tablet into a laptop, and is quite expensive at $199 United States dollars. It also has dual speakers at the front of the device, but no headphone jack. Storage is 32, 64, 128, or 256GB. Additionally, there are other modes like Group Selfies, Photobooth and more. The M3 is $799, the i5 is $999, and i7 is $1599. There were rumors of a secret third phone, but of course, that was nonsense.
Google has chosen the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor for its new flagships and the RAM has been kept at 4GB with the internal storage being released in 2 variants, 64GB and 128GB on both the models and no scope for a microSD card. If you have smart security cameras or doorbells installed, you can view the feed on the Home Hub.
Soyuz rocket fails mid-air, ISS crew safe
The pair was set to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours after launch, but the booster rocket failed minutes after launch. The rocket was carrying United States astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin.
Google said that they will start testing this next month and there is nothing you need to do to make this work.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are YouTube Signature devices. It means the phone can have more screen real estate, without having to allow for a thicker bezel at the top of a phone.
The 2160 x 1080 OLED panel has HDR support, and the battery clocks in at 2,915mAh. Then I saw what they'd done instead.
Privacy and security features also could be top talking points about the Pixel 3 as Google and other big US tech companies try to bounce back from recent data breach scandals. By comparison, Apple sold about 217 million iPhones past year. And Google has priced it at just $149 along with a 6-month free subscription to YouTube Premium.
Google said in a blog post on Tuesday that it recently delivered some Google Home speakers within 10 minutes of ordering using drones from Alphabet's Wing.
The combination of the tablet with a keyboard suggests Google could challenge both Apple's iPad line and Microsoft's Surface products.
Despite rumors, Google did not announce new wireless Pixel Buds at the Tuesday event.