Google Confirms Pixel 3 Will Only Have Gesture Controls

Google Home Hub is all about simplifying the smart home experience

Google Home Hub is all about simplifying the smart home experience

Google showed off its new Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL phones and the new Pixel Slate, along with a passel of other Google and Pixel-branded products, earlier this week.

The Made by Google have taken to Twitter to answer users' questions and the answers regarding the hiding of the notch on the Pixel 3 XL seems to be getting a few offside.

Interested parties can view the app listing on the Play Store, though the app listing is only compatible with (and pre-installed on) Pixels, and the listing won't appear up if you aren't signed into an account with a compatible device. Last year's Pixel 2 XL was exclusive to Singtel.

Google's new Playground brings some awesome new AR elements to the Pixel phone and camera.

The most exciting of the new features coming to the old Pixel phones is probably Night Sight. The plethora of AI-based features makes it great as a camera both for social occasions and serious photography. They have bigger displays, better cameras, and updated processors.

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Google has dominated headlines in the tech world this past week. The original Pixel and Pixel XL were designed and built by HTC.

One other new Pixel 3 feature is Call Screen. The hired help are called "B8ta testers". The screen will go dark when you sleep and slowly brighten as your alarm goes off, filling the room with light and saving you from an abrupt and unwelcome wake-up call. The feature is set to arrive on the Pixel and Pixel 2 next month. In fact, these are an upgrade over the "AR stickers" that many enjoyed past year. If you're taking a wefie comprising of over ten humans, hit Group Selfie - allowing you 184% more room in your photo. Now that apps like Digital Wellbeing are modifying the content of Settings independently of system updates, that could come in handy. The Pixel 3 will be available October 18 starting at $799 - $200 below the least expensive iPhone XS.

The Pixel 3 has 2 front-facing cameras and a single rear-facing camera. The phones also have 4GB of RAM, which should make for speedy and smooth performance, even if other premium phones have more RAM. All Pixel phones support Google Lens, but since the new experience uses the Pixel Visual Core for instant suggestions, it's possible only the Pixel 2 will get the new experience. Whether you bought your Pixel 3 through Verizon or through Google, you can still pick up these cases from Verizon.

Top shot is like Motion Photos or Apple's Live Photo, but more useful. "The benchmark that OnePlus has set in $500-$700 segment, and number of features that it offers, is huge", said Upasana Joshi, associate research manager, Client Devices, IDC India. However, since many of its less-demanding software features will roll out to the Pixel 2 eventually (such as Google Duplex for automated phone responses), you certainly wouldn't be settling to stick to a Pixel 2.

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