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Key Things You Should Probably Know About the Google Pixel 2

Key Things You Should Probably Know About the Google Pixel 2

The tech company has also revealed a new stylus pen, wireless headphones and hands-free camera device, all of which incorporate its AI system Google Assistant. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are prohibitively expensive in India, and it's unclear whether Google's initiatives will be enough to convince consumers in an emerging market to spend up to $1,260 on a phone.

While the name doesn't yet have the same cachet as Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, spec- and feature-wise, the Pixel 2 phones are definitely in the same class as the two iPhones mentioned above. Devoting the squeeze action to Google Assistant gives you an easy way to access one of the Pixel 2's best features.

Less bezel more screen seems to be a common thread among the latest phones, the Pixel 2 is no different. They are available to pre-order in the United Kingdom starting at $649 (£492). The stylus can also be used for looking up words, finding out more about a picture or adding an event to the calendar.

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The Pixelbook is available in 3 configurations and comes at a starting price of $999, with an extra $99 for a pen or stylus with it. Google introduced new speakers as well called the Home Mini and is priced at $49 competing with Amazon's Echo Dot.

Google is counting on the knowledge that it has accumulated through its dominant search engine to make its assistant far more intelligent than either Alexa or Siri, giving it an edge over its rivals over time. The pre booking will start from October 26th, while the devices will be up on sale by mid- November. But unlike the Apple Earpods, the Pixel Buds are attached by a cable that would rest on the back of your neck. Powered by AI, Clips captures "stable, clear shots" of "spontaneous moments", says the company, and syncs videos automatically to other devices via the Google Clips app.

They can, of course, play music too, and feature a wireless touchpad on the right earbud, which you can swipe to adjust volume, fast-forward or rewind, and play and pause audio.


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