Google may have just killed its failed social media platform Google+, but on Tuesday, the company looked to the future by announcing a slate of new products.
The biggest draw was the new smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which start at $799 and $899 respectively. These phones come with screen size and camera upgrades compared to the previous models, The Verge reports, and Google spent much of its presentation touting the new advanced photography software. For example, there’s a feature called Night Sight, which allows for much clearer pictures to be captured in low-lighting. The phone will also allow users to adjust the focus of a photo after it’s taken, and another feature will let users snap clearer pictures while zoomed in.
These will also be Google’s first phones to support wireless charging, and a charging stand called the Pixel Stand is on its way. The phones are available for pre-order now and ship Oct. 17.
Google also announced the Google Home Hub, which is essentially the company’s version of Amazon’s Echo Show and Facebook’s Portal. It can connect with your smart devices, but unlike its competitors, it doesn’t contain a camera, which is probably a good thing considering these announcements came right after a massive Google+ data breach was reported. The Home Hub retails for $149 and ships Oct. 22.
Finally, Google also unveiled a new tablet called the Pixel Slate, which has a 12.3-inch display and runs Chrome OS. It starts at $599, but the models go all the way up to $1,699. The Slate will work with a keyboard, but that’s sold separately.
Read more about Google’s announcements at The Verge.
Source:: The Week – Business