Both of the new-generation Pixel devices have been enabled with a new feature called Active Edge, where you can squeeze the phone to trigger many activities, including activating the front camera. While the two new Pixel 2 phones do adopt a very similar build quality and spec breakdown inside, the two are quite different when it comes to their design. It's around 10mm thin and weighs in at 1kg, making it Google's thinnest product to date.
Both models continue to include fingerprint scanners on the back while competitors shift to either integrating biometrics into the screens or using facial recognition to authenticate users.
The Google Pixel 2 looks stuck in time with those chunky bezels on the front. They should last for five hours on a single charge.
With a 12.3-inch display, the device is a convertible PC that can be used as a tablet and is sold starting at $999 for USA customers.
With Google Assistant, you can use simple commands.
Google on Wednesday took the wraps off the new Pixel 2 smartphones and a bunch of other consumer gadgets, as the company further cements itself in the hardware business.
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Gingras said Google expected to begin rolling out its suite of subscription support services in the first half of next year. Publishers have often been at odds with the internet search giant, claiming they've lost revenue because of its policies.
The most notable difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 comes in the size department. Demoed on stage at Google's event today, this feature lets two Pixel Bud wearers chat in their native languages by translating conversations in real time.
The Pixel 2 will come in three colors - "kind of blue", "just black", and "clearly white".
Google says 15 minutes of charging will provide up to seven hours of usage, and the phones are also water- and dust-resistant to the IP67 standard.
Update: As expected and leaked by Walmart pre-orders, Google Home Mini is the new smaller, budget-friendly addition to the Assistant family. Essentially a smaller version of the Home, announced a year ago, the Home Mini will be smaller, cheaper, and meant to be hooked up to any Bluetooth speaker you already own.
Google's voice-activated digital assistant will serves as the brains for all the speakers.
The Pixelbook is up for preorder today and will be sold at the Google Store, Best Buy, and "other major retailers" in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Users who may be interested in a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL should consider Google's trade-in program, which is offering up to $385 for some smartphones.