Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android?

Did Google just tell us that it's getting rid of Android?

Google's most prized smartphone, the Pixel 3 XL, was officially launched a few days ago at a special event in NY.

The third generation of the Pixel devices - Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL - claim advanced camera capabilities, among other specs, thanks to machine-learning software, promising to elevate smartphone photography to a new level. In terms of design, the main body of each case is a transparent shell that shows off the phone underneath, coupled with a "color pop" outer ring. On top of that, the Pixel 3 comes with front-facing video stabilization, keeping things steady if you're walking or moving around while recording yourself. The company revealed lots of new devices and gadgets in the event.

Another feature that will be coming to all Pixel phones in November is Call Screening. If the notch on your new Pixel 3 is starting to bug you, fear not.

When it's not in use, the new Chromecast can turn your TV into a digital photo frame displaying images from Google Photos. If the photo you took when you pressed the shutter button has something "wrong" with it, like someone blinking or last-second movement, Top Shot will recommend a photo that looks better. Therefore, in addition to a having a fantastic in-depth display, the Pixel Slate promises 12-hour usage on a single charge.

The Pixel 2 was a slender device with a thickness of 7.8mm compared to the Pixel 3's 7.9mm waist, which admittedly cost it its headphone jack and any potential of expandable storage.

Get ready for Call Screen to answer phone calls for you, transcribe conversation, and let you know if the call is worth answering or not.

Google has announced it is now ending access to the service to the wider public. The Pixel 3XL notch looks quite bigger because it houses two front cameras. "You'll see a transcript of the caller's responses in real-time", notes Google. Now the "More" option is listed below which includes AR Stickers, Google Lens, and Settings. The Pixel 3 is available for preorder right now. Most likely some of the more advanced features like deoth effects and Super-Res will work on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but not the original Pixel. Google previously destroyed any real hope for Nest by taking it over and seeking to align it with its true vision of Android. As a result, this is the smartest smartphone camera money can buy; low-light shooting is incredible and Google's new "Top Shot" system takes images before you've even pressed the shutter, allowing you to capture the ideal snap. While Google didn't specifically say up on stage that it's coming to older devices like the Pixel 2, we have a sneaking suspicion that it will eventually. Just watch the video below to get blown away by Google's AI. These features make the Google Pixel stand out and be extraordinary.

In comparison, the Pixel 2 came with a 12.2-megapixel camera armed with Google's smart HDR+, which made for particularly great low-light shots and maintained a flawless colour saturation.

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