Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show

Google Home Hub

The Home Hub comes shortly after the second generation Amazon Echo Show was revealed and the Facebook's Portal, which is paired with Amazon's Alexa AI, was announced. Google's Super Res Zoom claims to use a technique taken from astronomy in which a burst of photos with slight variations based on the movement of your hand are analysed by an algorithm.

The other major product announced was Google Home Hub, a device that's something of a hybrid between a smart speaker and a tablet, which is created to sit at the center of what Google repeatedly called "the thoughtful home" (it avoided use of the word "smart").

Google just announced this feature alongside the new Google Home Hub, a "smart display" like the Lenovo Smart Display.

The Home Hub is priced at $149 and pre-orders began at the Google store today. For special features, the Pixel Slate brings a UI that's been highly-optimized to suit a touchscreen. And since it's a tablet, Chrome OS has been optimized for touch.

However, not included with the tablet is the separately sold $199 Pixel Slate Keyboard.

The software is Android 9.0 Pie, which we're seeing on a bunch of other phones now, but some features are coming to these phones first. A separate stylus, the same one from the Pixelbook, is also available for $99. It is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 Processor, or Intel Celeron Processor and 8/16GB of RAM for your performance needs.

The company's Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world's smartphones and Google topped Amazon.com Inc in smart speaker sales in recent quarters. The main camera is a 12.2-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and is capable of a few neat tricks, which we'll cover later on when we get to Google's machine learning announcements.

"I am between underwhelming and disappointed", Werner Goertz, an analyst at Gartner, a research and advisory company, told ABC News after the demonstration. It's still a $35 dongle.

Everything You Want To Know About The Google Pixel 3 Event Announcements
That being said, the new Pixelbook 2 is likely to come with a slight hardware upgrade and a revamped design. The back plastic panel is replaced with matte glass that in turn is created to support wireless charging.

Where Google has made a hardware change is on the front camera, or cameras. Finally, at the front, Google has added a dual camera which allows you to squeeze more of your scene in - 184% more than the iPhone Xs according to Google.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will also be discussed and are set to boast a number of notable improvements from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both phones feature a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and either 64 or 128GB of storage.

For photography, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL continues to sport a single lens at the rear which is a 12.2MP lens with wider f/1.8 aperture. The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch OLED display (bigger than last year's), while the Pixel 3 XL comes equipped with a 6.3-inch OLED display (and a notch that's increased somewhat in size).

But the front of the devices could be very different this year.

Cute. Yes, we understand that cute is hardly a word to associate with smartphones but that's the first thing that strikes you about Google's new smartphone, the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery, while the XL's is 3,430mAh; both support wireless charging.

The Pixel 3 faces continued limited sales in the United States since Google again signed an exclusive distribution deal with wireless carrier Verizon Communications Inc that means the device will get little marketing from other carriers. The device is still a small, circular dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI port, although now it's available in either black or white.

Something different from past year is the ability to wirelessly charge Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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