Google's gaming service is coming, info on the next Pixel
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Today, we're talking about the Pixel 4, the Pixel Lite, your comments and more.
But first up, it's GDC time to the garden of Google.
Google's gotten serious about gaming.
The company announced Stadia, it's game streaming service.
When Google conducted a test under the name Project Stream, games were streamed to a browser at 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Stadia is supposed to offer up to 4K streaming with HDR at 60 frames per second with surround sound audio when it launches this year.
Games are supposed to be playable on laptops, desktops, tv's phones and tablets at launch.
There's no new box or console to buy.
All the work is being done by Google's data centers and being sent to a browser.
You can use your existing keyboard, mouse, or controller on laptops or desktops.
There's also the new Stadia controller with Google Assistant and Share to YouTube buttons.
Let's talk about YouTube a little.
Google says YouTube trailers for games Can feature a play now button, when clicked, Stadia will allow the viewer to play the game right there in the browser, in as quick as five seconds, no downloading, no nothing.
One more thing, Google has its own game studio called Stadia games and entertainment It's headed up by Jade Raymond.
Raymond founded multiple game studios in the past.
Now, for Stadia, no pricing was announced, but more details are coming in the summer.
Phew, that was a lot of stuff.
Let's go to Pixel Park.
Slashleaks published a graphic entitled alleged Pixel 4 design.
On the front, there's no more notch.
Instead, the display features a whole for probably two cameras, similar to the Pixel 3 XL.
On the back is a pill-shaped area which could house dual cameras.
Every Pixel out there has had one rear camera, with Google's software Doing the heavy lifting of providing awesome pictures to rear cameras would be a big departure not seen in the image is a fingerprint sensor perhaps Google's going within in screen sensor or one of those on the power button a Twitter user by the name of at phone designer put it renders based on the leak looks pretty slick.
Nine to five Google has a report talking about the expected low price pixels their sources say the phones are called the pixel 3A and the pixel 3 Axl nine-to-five.
Google says three and three Axl are not code names but instead the names these devices will carry.
When they hit the market.
Here's more details on the 3A or the light or diet 3. One will have a 5.6 inch screen, the Excel will have a 6 inch display.
The 3A could feature the Snapdragon 670 and 4 gigs of RAM.
Onto Uptown updates.
Android Q Beta is available right now, if you've got any version of the pixel, you can try it out.
Chrome is adding DuckDuckGo as a default search engine option beginning in Chrome 73 Bloomberg shed light on unsealed court documents that say google co-founder L Larry Page gave a veiled threat, that he would quit the company if you lost control of google in 2011.
As we all know, Page quit the company to become a farmer that [UNKNOWN] year No that didn't happen, he's the CEO of Alphabet now.
Onto Comment Cove.
This is the part of the show where we shine a spotlight at the most amazing audience in the world, you guys.
Jj W says, I will probably skip the first generation of foldables, til the price drops and they iron out all the kinks.
I hope that was a punt.
Kwame says, first tablets die, and now we want phones to fold out to become tablets.
Is this a gimmick destined to die on arrival?
Why not just buy an old $100 tablet and tether it to the phone in my pocket?
Hey Kwame, I don't think people really want tablets.
They just want a large device that they can fit in their pockets.
Phone screens have gotten bigger and bigger over the years.
Tablets are not exactly easily pocketable.
A couple of folks asked are you or your parents from Pakistan?
The answer to that is yep, my parents are from Pakistan, I was born in New York.
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