On Tuesday, it released the Pixel Stand (£69), which turns your phone into an always-on, voice-controlled display. Google has been somewhat restrained in its distribution and marketing the Pixel phone, Llamas said, because it doesn't want to alienate Samsung and hundreds of other device makers who feature Android in their own phones. Google will roll out the new Pixel 3 features to the old Pixel phones in the coming weeks via system updates. Among other key takeaways from the presser was Google rolling out an update in its revolutionary AI, Google Assistant that will now be able to screen out spam calls, reply to them and the launch of Google Playground. That's the case with these new phones. Samsung is dependent on Google's Android to complete all major design and hardware tasks. Software adds improvements elsewhere too.
Today we announce Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out "real world" tasks over the phone. It also helps that this year's phones finally support wireless charging.
Given that it's a premium phone, however, it's only natural to compare it with its most recent competition on the other side of the aisle: Apple's iPhone XS. In fact, an analytics firm assessed that only 80,000 Pixel 2 phones had been bought in India since their launch.
The Pixel 3 runs a stock version of Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.
Samsung has not laughed at Pixel in commercials that it leaves behind the iPhone, but @SamsungMobileUS speaks very clearly about Pixel 3, making fun of it since Google introduced the new phones.
Both phones go on sale in the United Kingdom on November 1, although they're available for pre-order now. Last year's Pixel 2 XL was exclusive to Singtel.
The Pixel 3's selfie camera has two 8-megapixel lenses, one of which is wide-angle. Pixel 3 comes with 5.5-inch OLED display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution while the Pixel 3 XL features 6.3-inch OLED display with 1440×2960 pixels resolution. The Pixel 3 starts at £739 and the Pixel 3 XL costs at least £869, both depending on whether you choose 64GB or 128GB of storage, but even the most capacious XL is more affordable than the cheapest iPhone XS.
Google though has chosen to let its vast expertise in AI to set the rules of the game and offers several pre-set software modes to allow for excellent photos in a varying lighting conditions.