And they'll shipping with a new mobile security chip-the same kind of chip that Google uses to protect the information flowing through its data centers. It appears the same feature is no longer a Pixel Buds exclusive, and has now rolled out to all headphones offering Google Assistant integration.
He noted that Google has significantly increased its hardware capabilities with the acquisition of Taiwanese firm HTC's smartphone team earlier this year. This is admirable as Android phones don't get the latest Android OS for months after each release.
Both the Pixel 3 and the iPhone XS are water-resistant and have wireless charging. Similarly, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users will continue to receive two more Android updates (if Google launched them in time) till October 2020 and the same year, these second gen smartphones will get their final security updates. Software adds improvements elsewhere too. The glistening launch also saw the giant unveil a brand new tablet, the Pixel slate and a new smart screen, the Google Home Hub. And perhaps most interestingly, what do the differences between Google's phones and Apple's say about their respective companies?
Also while the Pixel 3 duo comes with the universal USB-C port, the iPhone XS and XS Max offer Apple's proprietary Lightning port. The latest Pixel phones are likely to attract the most attention, even though the first two generations have so far barely made a dent in the market. Both devices come in the same three color choices: black, white and "not pink".
Ms Cynthia Duan, a senior analyst at Euromonitor International, said launching the Pixel 3 alongside the Pixel 3 XL here "allows Google to appeal to a much wider customer base", a similar strategy to the one Apple used for its three iPhone models. Since it is an app that was already available, it should be rolled out to the old Pixel phones soon.
The Pixel 3's selfie camera has two 8-megapixel lenses, one of which is wide-angle.
Previous leaks said the Pixel 3 would be available for preorder right after Google's event on Tuesday in all the countries where Google is holding local events, including the US, UK, and France, but also in other global markets.