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Today on October 9, 2018, at 8:00 am PST was the heavily anticipated Made By Google event which was rumored for a long time to be the announcement of the new Google Pixel 3 phone line for the next generation.

As we've also seen from previous releases, however, Google can create its own advantages from its market position.

At the Pixel 3 and 3 XL (first impressions) launch event, Google also announced a bunch of other hardware. The Pixel 3 will launch in 10 countries, up from six for the Pixel 2 a year ago.

Google has sold an estimated 7 million Pixels over the past two years, nearly imperceptible next to the 3.6 billion phones shipped during that time, according to IDC. The device will cost $ 149. And the two front-facing speakers on the Pixel 3 have been tuned to eliminate distortion, the company said, which addresses another quibble some users had about the Pixel 2. Google hasn't yet discussed prices for its Pixel phones. Its soft TPU material adds grip without covering up the Pixel 3's beauty, and precise cutouts ensure it doesn't get in the way of the charging port, camera, and speakers. The Google Home Hub is now the cheapest smart display on the market, so get it if you're on a budget.

Beyond the camera, Google is using artificial intelligence to help screen calls.

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The nod to privacy concerns comes as Google and other big USA tech companies try to bounce back from recent data breach scandals. "If you have a Google tattoo on you, then these are the phones for you", IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said of the Pixel's limited appeal so far. Even so, the Lenovo remains a better option as it offers a much smarter display.

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 ideal colour saturation. Starting with the Google Home Hub, you will be able to add users to your household and let everyone have access to all of your smart home controls. The device also introduced features like "Motion Photo" which took video at the same time as a still picture, and "2Portrait" which introduced bokeh to the smartphone camera world. In fact, the sheer number of features it has elevates it beyond any of its competitors, including the Pixel 2.

Quite simply, the Pixel 3's display is a major upgrade on that found on its predecessor. The plethora of AI-based features makes it great as a camera both for social occasions and serious photography.

Google is making a big song and dance about its camera technology. The new version Echo Show starts at $229, while the least expensive Facebook Portal sells for $199. It will even play music for you. Whether you like it or not, it seems that Google felt obligated in a way to include the "feature" many companies are loading their phones up with nowadays.

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