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Google Pixel 3 squeezy tease video hints at Active Edge

Google posted an adorable video showing all the things that you love to squeeze -- including its phones.

Only a week out from Google's Oct. 9 event, presumably for the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, Google Japan posted a teaser video with 30 seconds of people squeezing things -- followed by a few seconds of a hand squeezing the outline of a phone. 

That seems to indicate the new phones will retain the Active Edge technology from the previous generation of Pixel 2 models.

Active Edge launches shortcut operations when you squeeze the sides of the phone, an HTC-designed feature. Google works with HTC on at least some of the Pixels and acquired a flock of HTC engineers earlier this year. 

A Google spokesperson said the company is "excited" and would have more to share at its event next week.

You can follow our up-to-the-event (and beyond) coverage of the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones here.

First published Oct. 2, 8:21 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:02 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Google.

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