10:54AM EDT - Continuing my whirlwind trip of New York City, today I'm here at Google's annual "Made by Google" event. The event has become the company's traditional venue for launching their in-house hardware, such as the Pixel phone family and various Chromebook offshoots. Doors are set to open here in a bit at 10am ET, with the presentation itself starting at 11am (15:00 UTC). To address the elephant in the room, this year's event is a little awkward for everyone because so much about the Pixel 3 was leaked in advance - including outright hands-on articles that we published last week. So what we're expecting to be Google's biggest announcements have already been spoiled, though that doesn't mean we've seen the whole picture.

10:57AM EDT - A few minutes to go. I'm sat next to Sascha Segan from PCMag

11:00AM EDT - Close by is Cristiano Amon and Steve Mollenkopf from Qualcomm

11:00AM EDT - Also Verizon

11:01AM EDT - Here we go

11:01AM EDT - dance beat ensues

11:02AM EDT - Enter youtubers

11:03AM EDT - Google intro video

11:04AM EDT - Rick Osterloh to the stage

11:04AM EDT - New venue, new city

11:04AM EDT - Today is all about help

11:04AM EDT - Verizon and Telus here as well

11:04AM EDT - Google 20th anniversary

11:04AM EDT - >Anandtech is older

11:04AM EDT - delivering information has always been in Google's DNA

11:05AM EDT - making life easier for people

11:05AM EDT - constant focus on shaving milliseconds off of searches

11:05AM EDT - Designed our own servers, our own services

11:05AM EDT - Providing the most relevant search results

11:05AM EDT - finding the nuances of language and the intent of words

11:06AM EDT - Translating 143 billion words a day in 100 languages

11:06AM EDT - Speech recognition can roll out voice interactions in devices

11:06AM EDT - Lessen the pain of email responding with quick responses

11:06AM EDT - Finishing sentences as you type

11:06AM EDT - cutting back on doing work

11:07AM EDT - Mobile first with Pixel

11:07AM EDT - Google Assistant is much better at doing things for you - Duplex technology

11:07AM EDT - Making more info more accessible

11:07AM EDT - Similar with search, images

11:07AM EDT - Pixel still has a great camera, some call it the best, a year later

11:07AM EDT - Tracing the intelligence back to google search

11:07AM EDT - using google to search for images

11:08AM EDT - Spent years researching computer vision

11:08AM EDT - Getting better every year

11:08AM EDT - Putting technology to work for Google users

11:08AM EDT - Google Photos make photos accessible by search

11:08AM EDT - Smoothing out shakiness of videos

11:09AM EDT - Contextual search based on images

11:09AM EDT - Also google maps

11:09AM EDT - Pushing forward in all brands

11:09AM EDT - Intersection of AI, software, and hardware

11:10AM EDT - AI is not artificial - it helps people get things done every day

11:10AM EDT - photos, maps, smart home

11:10AM EDT - putting users first guides Google's work

11:10AM EDT - Respect each user as an individual - a personal Google

11:10AM EDT - Google Assistant is the best expression of this

11:11AM EDT - Committed to the security of users

11:11AM EDT - Do it at the OS level with Google Play and Protect

11:11AM EDT - Google Titan Security for data centers

11:11AM EDT - New dedicated chip.

11:11AM EDT - >We covered this at Hot Chips

11:12AM EDT - users in control of their digital wellbeing

11:12AM EDT - You control devices, not devices control you

11:13AM EDT - Google Home devices are expanding into more devices and homes

11:13AM EDT - Pixel book

11:13AM EDT - quotes from reviews

11:14AM EDT - Just getting started on Pixelbook

11:14AM EDT - Recapping Pixel 2

11:14AM EDT - Continual updates on Pixel 2

11:14AM EDT - Designed worlds best camera in Pixel 3

11:15AM EDT - For life at home, power of desktop in the Pixel Slate

11:15AM EDT - Mange connceted home from Google Hoe Hub

11:15AM EDT - Google Home Hub

11:16AM EDT - >About google titan, the link: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13248/hot-chips-2018-google-titan-live-blog-6pm-pt-1am-utc

11:17AM EDT - Incredible material progress in desing

11:17AM EDT - evolutions of applications people know and love

11:17AM EDT - Pushing how technology can be designed for today

11:17AM EDT - More than 45 design industry awards

11:18AM EDT - Video time

11:18AM EDT - Google is about being unique in form and shape

11:18AM EDT - Technology needs to be closer to its users

11:18AM EDT - osft circles and curves are familiar

11:19AM EDT - Holding google in your hand

11:19AM EDT - The home is the most important place

11:19AM EDT - Google WiFi to extended networks

11:20AM EDT - Bringing together google and Nest

11:20AM EDT - Smarthome is too complex with siloed technologies

11:20AM EDT - Shared vision of a thoughtful home

11:20AM EDT - Nest has saved over 25b kWh of energy to date

11:21AM EDT - Newest addition to the Google Home family

11:21AM EDT - Google home helps simplify the complex parts of home life

11:22AM EDT - Imagine seeing a response when you ask google home hub a question

11:22AM EDT - redesigned most of google services to give visual help

11:22AM EDT - Obsessed about the interaction and design

11:23AM EDT - Small enough to fit in any space in home, but large enough to use

11:23AM EDT - No camera embedded

11:23AM EDT - Hub can respond to the ambient lighting

11:23AM EDT - Ambient EQ

11:24AM EDT - Hub can blend into your home

11:24AM EDT - Can have multiple users as it learns how people talk separately

11:24AM EDT - Voice match

11:26AM EDT - Using voice for help with GA

11:26AM EDT - Food mode

11:26AM EDT - Youtube on hub

11:27AM EDT - instructional videos and music

11:28AM EDT - Hear and see the music brings the concert into your home

11:28AM EDT - 6 months of Youtube music on purchase

11:28AM EDT - Hub downtime mode

11:28AM EDT - Filters for family friendly content

11:29AM EDT - Control and manage devices through one interface

11:29AM EDT - Smart home hub and control panel

11:29AM EDT - Home Hub Home View

11:30AM EDT - Works with tap or voice

11:30AM EDT - Control music, lights, thermostat

11:30AM EDT - Control outside the home as well

11:31AM EDT - Taking the smart home to the next level

11:31AM EDT - 200M devices and 1000 brands work with Home View

11:32AM EDT - From full house to first lightbulb

11:32AM EDT - Hub will be the best photo frame not in use

11:32AM EDT - Deep integration with Google Photo

11:32AM EDT - 1.2b photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos every day

11:33AM EDT - Live album updates when you take pivtures

11:33AM EDT - Hub uses machine learning to show good photos. Filter out blurry / underexposed photos

11:33AM EDT - Filter out receipts

11:34AM EDT - $149, oct 22nd at retail in US, UK, Aus

11:34AM EDT - pre-order it now

11:35AM EDT - So, english only?

11:35AM EDT - Osterloh back to the stage

11:36AM EDT - Google built Chrome for a fast web experience, but people used it on slow PCs, so Chrome OS

11:37AM EDT - >Note, no tech details about Home Hub: screen resolution, battery life, other key info

11:37AM EDT - Chromebook recently got Play Store and Google Assistant - linked together in pixelbook

11:37AM EDT - Now, Pixel Slate

11:38AM EDT - Powerful productiviy in a fresh mobile form

11:38AM EDT - fanless

11:38AM EDT - Combine helpful elements of mobile, tablet, and notebook, in one device

11:38AM EDT - Thin and light

11:38AM EDT - lines and edges in midnight blue

11:38AM EDT - Perfectly balanced center of gravity

11:38AM EDT - detailed display

11:39AM EDT - 293 PPI, 6M pixels (3000 x 2000 ?)

11:39AM EDT - Now a video from content creators using slate

11:39AM EDT - Ultra HD+

11:40AM EDT - low temp poly-crystalline silicon technology display

11:40AM EDT - RGB Stripe

11:40AM EDT - Dual front facing speakers

11:41AM EDT - The best entertainment experience you can hold in your hands

11:41AM EDT - Youtube TV free for 3 months with Pixel Slate or Pixel Book

11:41AM EDT - Computational photography coming to the slate

11:41AM EDT - 8MP front and rear cameras

11:41AM EDT - machine learning for photos

11:41AM EDT - Portrait mode

11:41AM EDT - Front facing is wide angle for video chat

11:42AM EDT - Sensor with larger pixels

11:42AM EDT - New chapter for Chrome OS

11:42AM EDT - UI is now optimized for touch screen

11:42AM EDT - Full desktop experience, not one designed for a phone

11:42AM EDT - Full linux apps and dev tools

11:42AM EDT - Launcher is customized with best apps

11:42AM EDT - A personal google

11:42AM EDT - Split screen (like windows snap

11:43AM EDT - Integrated Google Assistant

11:43AM EDT - Family Link for family control

11:43AM EDT - Do not disturb feature

11:44AM EDT - Fingerprint sensor in the power button

11:44AM EDT - Pixel slate keyboard

11:44AM EDT - no pairing needed, just connect it

11:45AM EDT - full size backlit keyboard

11:45AM EDT - round keys

11:45AM EDT - similar feeling trackpad

11:45AM EDT - folio is infinitely adjustable

11:45AM EDT - G Suite integration

11:46AM EDT - Used by 1b worldwide

11:46AM EDT - No camera bump

11:46AM EDT - Full dekstop chrome browser

11:46AM EDT - Extensions and as many tabs as needed

11:46AM EDT - all new Adobe Acrobat

11:46AM EDT - Optimizing apps for Chrome OS

11:47AM EDT - Starts at $599. Keyboard at $199. Pen is $99

11:48AM EDT - Available later this year on Google Play store

11:48AM EDT - No tech specs. We believe it's x86 though based on leaks

11:49AM EDT - Time for Pixel

11:49AM EDT - A phone that answers itself, a new experience when charging, a phone that never misses a shot

11:49AM EDT - Iconic two tone design

11:50AM EDT - Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink

11:50AM EDT - 5.5-inch Pixel 3, 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL

11:50AM EDT - Edge to edge viewing experience with extra space at the top

11:50AM EDT - OLED with adaptive color profiles

11:51AM EDT - Front firing stereo speakers are 40% louder

11:51AM EDT - custom sound profiles

11:51AM EDT - Youtube Music with 6 months free

11:52AM EDT - A new partnership with Annie Leibowitz on photography

11:52AM EDT - First time she's partnered with any camera

11:52AM EDT - Pixel 3 already used for magazine covers at Conde Nast

11:53AM EDT - Pixel camera is ahead of the curve

11:53AM EDT - end-to-end for AI hardware, software

11:53AM EDT - zero shutter lag HDR+

11:54AM EDT - Still the only company using it

11:54AM EDT - Pixel Visual Core

11:54AM EDT - Inside Pixel 3

11:54AM EDT - Powers new computationally intensive camera features

11:55AM EDT - Top shot solves the problem of pressing the camera at the wrong time

11:55AM EDT - Select the best photo in a sequence

11:56AM EDT - All shots in HDR+

11:56AM EDT - Super Res Zoom

11:57AM EDT - Takes several photos given the movement of someone's hand, enabling zoom quality

11:57AM EDT - Used in advanced astronomy research put into the device

11:57AM EDT - Night Sight - low light

11:57AM EDT - Never need to use a flash again

11:58AM EDT - Uses machine learning to choose the best colors in low light

11:58AM EDT - Coming to all Pixel devices next month

11:59AM EDT - Group Selfie Cam

11:59AM EDT - front facing wide angle

11:59AM EDT - 184% more of the scene than iPhone Xs

11:59AM EDT - Just zoom out

12:00PM EDT - AR stickers now become Playground. Applicable on both front and rear facing cameras

12:00PM EDT - Tie in with Marvel

12:00PM EDT - Childish Gambino playground coming soon

12:01PM EDT - Coming to Pixel 3, coming to Pixel 1 and 2 soon

12:01PM EDT - Now Google Lens

12:01PM EDT - Integrated directly into the camera

12:01PM EDT - identifies objects, phone numbers, web addresses

12:01PM EDT - Combines Pixel Digital Core with search and computer vision

12:02PM EDT - Find products

12:02PM EDT - Photo booth mode

12:02PM EDT - Motion auto focus

12:03PM EDT - Portrait mode, edit depth of field

12:03PM EDT - Free unlimited storage at original quality

12:03PM EDT - Camera bump

12:03PM EDT - New Google Assistant with Duplex

12:03PM EDT - Rolls out city by city next month

12:04PM EDT - Books reservations for you

12:04PM EDT - Use GA to answer a phone for you and ask who is calling and why

12:04PM EDT - Never have to talk to a telemarketer again

12:04PM EDT - Uses voice-to-text translation

12:05PM EDT - Pixel 3 in the US, other Pixels coming soon

12:05PM EDT - Flip to Shhh - silences notifications when phone is upside down

12:05PM EDT - Pixel 3 includes the Titan Security chip

12:05PM EDT - Smartest wireless charger ever - Pixel stand

12:06PM EDT - Does a smart wake up alarms to help you wake

12:06PM EDT - Can control connected devices when attached

12:07PM EDT - Becomes a photoframe when not in use, or a clock

12:07PM EDT - Preorder now at $799 Oct 17th, Pixel stand is $79 (?)

12:09PM EDT - That's for the normal Pixel 3 then

12:09PM EDT - First on Verizon, no price on XL

12:09PM EDT - Coming to Aus, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA

12:10PM EDT - Nov 1 in Europe

12:11PM EDT - [Image from Anshel Sag, my phone went nuts and logged me out]

12:11PM EDT - Osterloh now wrapping up

12:11PM EDT - Full details on store.google.com

12:12PM EDT - That's a wrap

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  • Meteor2 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    I think Google are saying "look at what it can do, not what it is". To be honest the specs download at the XS launch seemed completely superfluous. The game demo said it all about the power of those phones. (Note, no game demo here! Google knows no-one can build an ARM chip to compete with Apple's). Reply
  • Peskarik - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    That thing with GA and auto-answering telemarketers - THAT's great! "Hello. Hello, who are you? I want to tell you about the great deal I can offer you on your life insurance. Drop dead, bip". :-) Reply
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    $899 for the XL version..what was the 6p when it came out? That seems kinda steep imo. Maybe if the stand was included. Reply
  • Peskarik - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    quite "cheap" compared to some others Reply
  • shabby - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    The s9+ was cheaper when it came out and looks easy better than the pixel 3. I'm not sure where this premium price is coming from, nothing about the pixel 3 screams premium, especially the boring design. Reply
  • Meteor2 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    The camera is amazing though. Reply
  • shabby - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    That's not enough to warrant such a price. Reply
  • Meteor2 - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    Nokia 7.1 feels like the perfect 5X replacement. Launched three years later, slightly larger screen and battery is same size body, about 80% faster processor, same two years of major updates and three years of security. Most importantly: same price! Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    Nexus 6p 64 GB was $549 at launch. The Pixel 3 XL with 64 GB is $899. Quite the price jump in just 3 years. Reply
  • Teckk - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - link

    No notch in Pixel 3, only in XL ! Reply

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