Google Launches Pixel 3a Phone for $399

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But that's 10 per cent of a vast amount of phones, some 2.5 billion active Android devices, so there are an bad lot of gadgets running the latest version of Google's mobile OS. At the opening keynote, the company showed off new AI features including the ability to highlight the most popular dishes on a restaurant menu and live closed captions for any video playing on your phone.

It was at the Google IO 2019 event, where Google launched new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL devices globally along with bunch of new products and features. In terms of connectivity, the Pixel 3a comes equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Google Cast, GPS, GLONASS, and single Nano SIM. Check out my behind the scenes blog post!

Because the initial buzz around these phones has been nearly universally positive-and because these are the first Pixels to be sold through carriers besides Verizon-we've put together a quick roundup the various deals retailers and carriers are offering alongside the Pixel 3A on launch week. "So instead of a lifetime cumulative value, your Google Play Store rating will be recalculated to give more weight to your most recent ratings".

Enabling artificial intelligence to handle sophisticated features on a smartphone means less user data needs to be shared with online data centres to handle tasks, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said while discussing steps being taken to strengthen privacy and security of users.

The launch of the 3a line comes days after Alphabet chief financial officer Ruth Porat told Wall Street analysts that the premium Pixel handsets didn't sell well in the first quarter.

China's Huawei, US-based Apple and three other Chinese firms rounded out the top five, according to IDC.

When you squeeze the sides of the 3a, the Google Assistant wakes up.

Analyst Gillett saw the Max price as "jaw-dropping" given it combines a smart camera, video screen and high-quality stereo.

By the end of this year, Google aims to allow users to get more detailed results from any search. It did this in a way that will be familiar to Windows fans: It modularized Android so that the core OS is now separated from "the device-specific, lower-level software written in large part by the silicon manufacturers". There are more carrier partners this time as well.

In addition to this, Google also talked about Project Euphonia, a new initiative to make voice interaction more accessible to people with speech impairments or disabilities.