• #MadeByGoogle2018



    Google's 2018 hardware event just wrapped up; here's a dump of everything that was announced, in order of appearance:

    Google Home Hub

    four colours - green, pink, grey, white
    no camera (for privacy)
    ambient eq - dedicated sensor, adjusts colour/brightness through day and night
    multi-user access through voice match
    optimized youtube experience for the kitchen
    filters (to ensure family-friendly content)
    home view - dashboard for smart home gadgets
    home app - same (for remote access)
    compatible with 200 million devices across thousands of brands
    integration with google photos - world's best digital photo frame
    live albums - photos with specific people
    will automatically filter out bad photos, screenshots, etc.
    pre-order for $149 USD
    available at retail locations on monday, october 22nd
    includes six free months of youtube premium

    Pixel Slate

    screen - 293 ppi / 6 million pixels
    dual front-firing speakers
    (headphone jack...?)
    8 megapixel front and rear cameras, with portrait mode
    optimized Chrome OS experience for touch
    launcher shows recommended apps at top of screen
    split-screen support
    improved google assistant integration
    improved security
    built-in virus protection
    titan security chip
    power button has fingerprint sensor
    foleo - back cover with keyboard accessory
    full-sized / backlit / trackpad
    pen accessory
    available "later this year"
    $599 usd for tablet
    $199 usd for keyboard
    $99 usd for pen
    includes 3 free months of youtube tv

    Pixel 3 / XL

    colours - just black, clearly white, not pink
    matte finish on all-glass back (inductive charging)
    two screen sizes - 5.5 inch / 6.3 inch
    flexible oled with adaptive colour profile
    front-firing speakers with custom sound profile
    cameras - hdr+ / pixel visual core
    top shot - buffers photos, picks best one
    super res zoom - uses ai for image enhancement
    night sight - low light without flash
    group selfie - second wide angle front-facing lens
    playground - augmented reality stickers
    collabs with marvel studios avengers, childish gambino
    google lens integrated into camera app
    better auto-focus in video
    duplex feature - ai call screening (!)
    flip to shhh (old htc feature)
    titan security chip
    pixel stand - wireless charger with custom ui for phone
    pixel 3 - starts at $799 usd / $999 cad
    pixel stand - $79 usd
    six free months of youtube music premium
    pre-order today - australia, canada, france, germany, india, ireland, italy, japan, singapore, spain, taiwan, uk, usa

    For what it's worth, my pre-ordered 64 GB Pixel 3 (non-XL) from Google Canada is expected to ship between November 2nd and 5th. Good hunting for anyone ordering a Pixel 3 today!

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: #MadeByGoogle2018 started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. brad4cell's Avatar
      brad4cell -
      I would not buy the google home hub because it does not have a video camera for making video calls.

      The amazon show has this feature so that is what I would buy. Amazon seems to be leading in the talking home computer market.

      The video call feature is important for people that are not computer literate so they can make video calls by just saying who they want to call.
    1. Mr Mystery's Avatar
      Mr Mystery -
      Quote Originally Posted by acurrie View Post
      For what it's worth, my pre-ordered 64 GB Pixel 3 (non-XL) from Google Canada is expected to ship between November 2nd and 5th. Good hunting for anyone ordering a Pixel 3 today!
      This seems to be the popular choice, that notch...🤮