"Google Pixel 3, 3 XL and Home Hub are official"
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Google Pixel 3, 3 XL and Home Hub are official
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Today is a special, it's pixel day.
For, today, we're gonna stay in Pixel Park.
But it's super freaking loud in here, so we're gonna go to another area.
[SOUND] Now Pixel Park was kind of loud so we decided to move to a quieter section.
In my hands right now though are the new Pixels.
One is that not pink color and the other one is white.
Now the biggest difference between the two obviously is the size and the big old notch on the XL.
This is the Pixel three and this is the Pixel three XL.
Now what can we say about these devices?
Well we've seen them right.
You've seen this online a lot.
I have seen it online a lot.
So Google what they decided to do was talk about how great the software is on the three and the three xl.
You don't even have to pick up the phone anymore.
Google has a call screening feature.
That allows the device to listen to the call and then respond with who is this and what do you want essentially.
Then you could say scram if you want.
It's actually a cool idea.
It's a bit about helping the user because the software is the thing that's going to set these guys apart.
Because let's face it, this, you can make any of these.
A snapdragon a 45 processor, some ram and here is a battery.
Every phone is pretty much the same.
Google software for the camera is supposed to be freaking ridiculous.
That's why there's only one camera on the rear.
They claim that their software is so good that in low light you will never need to use a flash again.
Now Google pixel cameras have been really great.
Google was so bold to say it started with the world's greatest camera and then put it in a phone.
And let's face it, if that's what you want to use your phone for That's great.
Because it's the Pixel that comes with unlimited storage at original size quality.
So that's another cool thing about the Pixel.
The software is the thing that separates Google from everybody else.
And don't forget, this is Android from Google which means you actually get updates right away.
That's a real big, big draw.
And guess what?
That wasn't the only Pixel device Google showed off.
They happened to introduce the Pixel Slate.
Now, I don't know if I'm supposed to be picking this up, but I did, so let's see if they stop me.
It's a 12.3 inch table running Chrome OS.
Very smartly they've included a fingerprint sensor on the power button.
Dual, front-facing speakers.
Camera's situated in the portrait mode.
It weighs, I don't know, maybe a pound or so and it's really sturdy.
I like it.
It's got a nice camera on the back here, comes in a midnight blue, I'm gonna turn it around, you can see the blue.
This device starts at 599.
It goes all the way up.
That's a lot of freaking money for a Chrome OS tablet.
Google redesigned Chrome OS for a tablet first experience with this device and here's the thing if you want to use it as a full laptop you're gonna shell out another $200 for this snazzy keyboard case.
It's powered by the actual Pixel slate.
I'm gonna pop them together, you saw that And it's got this magnetic stand, similar to a Microsoft surface.
Kinda like an iPad Pro kind of thing.
Actually, it's on both sides.
So it protects your device on both sides.
I think it's pretty neat.
But $200 is a very high price to pay.
I tried out the keyboard earlier.
And I will say the keyboard travels really nice.
The track pad's really good, and this thing is extremely responsive.
But is it worth 600 to $1,600, and that's without the keyboard?
I don't know that.
There's also one more accessory.
There's a pen accessory, a stylus.
You know what I found out today?
It doesn't work On the pixel phone.
It's $100, why can't this work together?
I would leave my Note if they just would do this.
This costs an extra $100.
So if you want to full experience from 600 plus 200 so 800 plus another 100, you're in for 900 bucks.
Base for these things.
There was one last Pixel device it's the Pixel Stand I know you're like where is it?
Well it kind of looks like this it kind of looks like this just a thing that hold your phone.
This isn't actually it that'd be silly right?
It does that the $79 stand can charge your device.
It actually puts your Pixel in a new mode where it's more like a Google Home Hub.
Speaking of that, let's talk about the Hub.
The Google Home Hub leaked really, really close to the actual event so we didn't know a lot about it.
Turns out it's a seven inch display and it's a lot like a Google Home.
And the craziest thing about it, I gotta say, is it's only $149.
It's not that much more than getting a Google Home.
So With this you get a seven inch screen, and you get all this visual feedback when you're looking for information.
It also has a lot of smart features like turning off at night, acting as a photo frame.
No camera on this device, intentionally.
I thought that was a really interesting move for privacy.
They show the use case of the Home Hub as a bedside clock, and that makes a lot of sense for a device that has no camera.
You out something like an echo show there.
It's got a camera on it, a little bit creepy.
Now, again, $149 makes this almost an impulse buy.
There's four colors, if you can see here, there's a black, this [UNKNOWN] green, white, and I don't know if it's pink or not, but it's not white, let's go with that.
There's also a physical mute switch Which is always excellent on the Google devices.
Google also talks about tight integration with nest devices.
You can see your temperature stuff from your actual thermostats but also if you have one of those smart doorbells the image of who's ringing your bell will show up on your home hub it's a nice cool feature.
Nest has been a little lost over the last few years it was an independent company under Alphabet but now it's within Google.
This might be the right strategy, because if you're working with smart home stuff, shouldn't they all work together?
The Google Home Hub lands on October 22nd.
I think this is gonna be a surprise hit.
Guys, I know we didn't cover the death of Google Plus, your comments and that giant security breach, but we'll cover that in the next episode of Alphabet City If you have enjoyed your stay in Alphabet City please like and subscribe.
I'm Ayah Zachar and I'll see you online.