Google Introduces Slightly-Better Chromecast with Updated Design for $35

Justin Sullivan  Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Justin Sullivan Getty Images Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google's new Pixel phones mirror the industry trend moving the devices toward lusher, bigger screens and add new twists on the camera for taking better selfies and other pictures. Alongside the new smartphones, the Pixel Slate, Pixel Stand and the Google Home Hub were also launched. A Night Sight mode for low light shots with no flash is coming with further updates. The Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display with pixel density of 443 pixels per inch, but the Galaxy S9 has a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with pixel density of 570 pixels per inch.

In a leak, a tipster sent ChromeUnboxed an image of the blue pen that appears in MySmartPrice's report, which reportedly came from Google's United Kingdom storefront as a recommendation alongside the existing white and silver models. To ensure it's something users can be comfortable having in any room, it doesn't come with any cameras and automatically adjusts its lighting to the space. Also, the album cover of the now playing track will be displayed on the screen.

The device will be available for pre-order today for $149 and will become available at retail stores on October 22.

Google also announced a new tablet, the Pixel Slate, which runs on the company's own Chrome OS and has an attachable keyboard. Alongside the price for the United States markets, Google has also announced the price for the Indian markets. The Pixel State, however, will be available offline in the UK, US and Canada. The 12.3-inch display. A separate keyboard is sold separately for $199. The phone is made of glass, which means that Pixel 3 phones will be the first Google Pixel phones to support wireless charging.

Enter the Pixel Stand, which does exactly that.

When it's not in use, the new Chromecast can turn your TV into a digital photo frame displaying images from Google Photos.

Google announced the Hub as a way to compete with Amazon Echo in the smart speaker marketspace. Aside from the display, the device works very much like the Google Home already in homes, with personalized voice recognition, alerts, and other information delivered based on the time of day. "Go ahead and say your name, and why you are calling". That way, you can decide whether or not you want to answer, or to ignore the caller.