Android: Will Google slowly move away from the brand?

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Google Assistant is getting an upgrade too for the Pixel 3, with new features including being able to book restaurant tables or even the ability for the phone to answer itself with automated messages if you can't.

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.

Three years after the launch of Pixel C, Google's last tablet, it has stepped foot in the ring again with the new Pixel Slate tablet.

The trio represent the latest update from Google's 2 and a half year old hardware division, which is finally building a single, cohesive Google device brand. The Pixel 3 XL costs quite a bit more, with the 64GB model starting at $899 and the 128GB model going for $999. Or rather, the camera app. Analysts are also expecting Google to add higher resolution and more cameras to the Pixel, whose first two generations attracted rave reviews for its high-quality pictures.

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Google completed its $1.1 billion deal to acquire a large slice of HTC's hardware business earlier in January this year. Its translucence lets the Pixel 3's natural beauty shine through one of three cool colors - blue, purple, and white. Under the hood, both new Pixel models are expected to have a SoC, along with Adreno 630 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Check out the video below, then expect to see this on your Pixel 2 in November.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first series of products designed by the team after joining Google. To add fuel to the fire, Pixel 3 XL was already being sold in Russian Federation one week before the product was even announced. It's clear that Google is trying its hardest to one-up Apple. Do you like Google's implementation or do you prefer the other way? Independently, the tech monster has likewise affirmed that the showcase indent in Pixel 3 XL will accompany a "conceal" alternative.

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. 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. You're looking at a 12.2 megapixel rear-facing and a eight megapixel front-facing camera.

Night Sight doesn't seem like a feature created to mildly improve nighttime photos so much as a way to artificially add daylight where there is none. Not only will they enjoy reliable system updates for years to come (meaning less need to spend on a new device and hence saving money) as with Apple's products, but they'll also arguably get the best Android software available.

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