Welcome to Alphabet City.
This is the show that covers everything that related to Alphabet Inc.
Otherwise known as Google's parent company.
I'm your guide Iyaz Akhtar.
Most of you are the magnificent audience.
Jaff is voluntarily in the bad audience and the Manchu is in the angry audience.
Before we start, I wanted to ask you a question.
Should the show be longer, I cut out three or four short stories from the last episode?
If you would like the show to include more news, please let me know in the comments or on Twitter or both.
Today, we're talking Fortnite, Google leaking the Pixel launch date, Waymo stuff, and YouTube Music.
But first, let's talk about the next Note again.
First stop, Galaxy Gateway.
The Galaxy Note 9 will be officially unveiled shortly after this video goes up.
We'll even have a live show covering it at CNET.com, with your's truly.
But last week, Samsung published a video showing off the Note 9.
The company quickly took the video down.
But, this is the internet.
So, there are copies everywhere.
The good folks at Android Authority grabbed it.
You'll see the blue Note with a yellow S Pen.
The video shows off that the Note 9 is capable of 1 terabyte of storage using an additional 512 gigabyte micro SD card, which means that the Note 9 will come in a 512 gigabyte version.
The little text on the bottom also confirms a 512 gigabyte model.
It also touts all day battery life.
Fans of wired headphones get happy.
The Note 9 has a headphone jack.
And Samsung also leaked the Note 9 on it's site too.
Ev Leaks took a screenshot.
The Note 9, everybody.
Samsung's worst kept secret.
Onward to Play Plaza.
Fortnite is coming to Android but there's one oddity.
You won't find it on the Google Play Store.
Epic Game has decided to go a different route.
If you want the game, you have to go to Fortnite.com, then you download the Fortnite launcher, then you get the game.
Now, why would Epic do this?
Well the CEO had this statement about competition among services and choices.
Sure, that must be it.
It's not about the money, right?
If you didn't know, if an app is in the Play Store, Google gets a cut of in-app purchases, 30% to be exact.
Fortnite had a lot of in-app purchases.
The CEO made another statement to Silicon Alley Insider?
He says the 30% store tax is a high cost in a world where game developers' 70% must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games.
Well, all right.
Good on you for the honesty, Epic.
When is the game being released?
When we know, we'll tell you.
Maybe even in the comments.
Let's move on over to Pixel Park.
Google seems to have leaked the launch date for the Pixel 3. The company posted an October 4 launch event on FameBit.
FameBit is a website by YouTube that lets brands work with YouTubers.
This was found out by This Is Tech Today.
And now it's time to head on over to YouTube Union.
More details about YouTube Music have been outlined in an article by Engadget.
YouTube told Engadget that it will update the app every two weeks.
Music will able to be stored on an SD card that's rolling out right now.
Don't forget that YouTube music is the future.
Google still plans to put a cushion over the face of Google Play music and say, you did good.
Now don't fight.
Other features coming to YouTube music are choosing audio quality for streams and downloads better filtering and UI tweaks.
To the Waymo Garage.
Think self driving cars will kill mass transit?
Waymo says, No way.
The company announced that partnership with Phoenix's Public Transit Authority, Valley Metro.
Waymo cars will bridge a gap.
It will provide first and last-mile connections.
This partnership will have several phases.
Phase one, offer Waymo vehicles to Valley Metro employees.
Phase two, offer Waymo vehicles for use to Valley Metro RideChoice users.
RideChoice is a program that offers discounted rates to seniors and people with disabilities.
Phase three offered up to the public in the Phoenix area.
Time to go to Google Gardens.
The Intercept reports that Google is working on a version of its search engine for China.
It would censor a bunch of things.
The Intercept said the limited version of Google would black websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.
The report says the project is named Dragonfly and has been in the Development since last year.
The app version has been shown to the Chinese government and it could launch within nine months.
The report also says quote is unclear whether Google will eventually launch a desktop version of it's censored search platform, end quote.
Google Google has not confirmed any of this.
But remember when Google's model was don't be evil?
That changed in 2015.
It's code of conduct now reads, employees of Alphabet and controlled affiliates should do the right thing.
Follow the law, act honorably, and treat each other with respect.
Last stop, Comment Cove.
This is the part of the show where we shine a spotlight on the best audience in the world.
You guys of Google reknown says 2017, makes fun of the notch.
2018, makes the biggest notch ever.
It will notch be my phone.
Points for punniness reknown.
Avi asks, hey any news about fortnight on Android.
Leon says I like that you now have a new shows about android, smiley face, (not sarcastic).
Ratul says, can you please give me a shout out?
I hope I pronounced your name correctly.
And two of you folks mentioned that Waymo Garage should be renamed Waymo Way.
I'll consider it.
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