Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL India price, availability, offers and more

Android Auto gets dark mode new nav bar and better notifications

Android Auto gets dark mode new nav bar and better notifications

More from Google I/O 2019 is available in the conference live feed. The two phones do not have a notch on the front and hence can not provide a full-screen experience to the users. The device comes with a 5.6-inch FHD+ (2,220 x 1,080 pixels) Always-on OLED display.

Now the biggest promise is that you are getting the Pixel camera experience here, and I'm kind of shocked. On stage, a demo showed how Google Lens was able to highlight the most popular items on a menu and expand the items to provide more context. The phones also work on AT&T's wireless network, but that carrier won't sell or market them.

Alphabet Inc's Google launched more affordable versions of its Pixel smartphone on Tuesday at about half the price of its current models, and dropped an exclusive USA distribution deal with Verizon Communications Inc, signaling a major shift in the tech giant's hardware strategy.

The 3a has a 3,000mAh battery, with the 3a XL boasting a larger 3,700mAh that Google is claiming can get 7 hours of battery life from 15 minutes of chaarging, and up to 30 hours on a full charge.

Google is consolidating some of its hardware products by sticking its Google Home devices under the Nest brand, which features items like the Nest Hello Doorbell and Nest Secure Alarm.

CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference by noting that the company wants to do more to stay ahead of "constantly evolving user expectations" on privacy.

The new Pixel phones, Google points out, have a 3-millimeter headphone jack, a feature Apple had the "courage" to remove a couple years ago.

"Federated Learning enables mobile phones to collaboratively learn a shared prediction model while keeping all the training data on device, decoupling the ability to do machine learning from the need to store the data in the cloud", Google said. Alongside, you will soon hear about phones that have better displays, faster processors, more gimmicks and possibly cheaper price tags.

Once a security update is available, Google says it will push the update to all devices that support this mechanism. The new Pixel 3a is priced as low $399, compared with $799 for last year's Pixel 3. Google Assistant's nuanced understanding of human language will also improve so that asking for example "How's the traffic to Mom's House?" will inform the user on routes to their mother's residence - not to one of the many restaurants called "Mom's House". Like its elder siblings, Pixel exclusive features such as Now Playing has been carried onto the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.