Google Assistant Gets New Updates, Including Activation From Your Lockscreen

Google had a big day on Wednesday, announcing their Pixel 3 phones, Home Hub and Pixel Slate. While we are waiting for these in-depth comparisons, there are still some interesting materials that leaked after the Google press conference last week.

The "Giant" notch on the Google Pixel 3XL might not be a really good design because of how far it's gone on the device's screen but that seems to be Samsung's concern. One of the key reasons for this is that the Pixel doesn't just rely on optics hardware, but also uses advanced software in the custom Pixel Camera app to capture great images.

This is for now, feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us what you think of the Google Pixel 3. A software update should bring this feature to the new pixel devices soon. The usual caveat here applies, however: more RAM does not necessarily equal a faster phone. Fortunately, it has been determined that it will be possible to hide it, which we have already seen on other Android phones. If you need a larger phone, Pixel 3 XL should be your choice otherwise go with Pixel 3. This is said to be working in the same way in which Google can able to create the Portrait Imagery which is by using the mix of edge detection as well as machine learning (ML). Both phones also feature wireless charging-a nice touch. That makes the Pixel 3 XL to have the sharpest display among the four. Google claims to have improved the vibration motor in the Pixel 3 as opposed to the one in the Pixel 2.

The Pixel 3 XL features a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 CPU and an Adreno 630 GPU. Google doesn't have a dual-lens camera on the back of its new phones though, so the company's engineers created an enhanced digital zoom feature that's meant to provide zoomed photos that are just as clear as photos captured using optical zoom. The iPhone XS and XS Max have a single front-facing camera of 7-megapixel resolution while having a dual rear cam comprising of a standard 12-megapixel sensor and another 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. There's even an automatic HDR mode for combining multiple exposures that Google claims is "generations" ahead of its competitors. The company claims that this is one of the best low-light modes on a smartphone camera and has compared the low light picture with the one taken on the iPhone XS. They both come in fun colours, have standout cameras, pack a ton of impressive features in a somewhat affordable package (or, at least, more affordable than some other options), and start shipping this month.

Vanessa Coleman