Google is already teasing the incoming launch of its next pair of smartphones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, but that’s not going to stop the rumor mill from releasing new info ahead of their arrival.
News and information about Google’s next smartphones has surfaced intermittently over the last few months. As is par for the course, those leaks and rumors have circulated from third-party sources. But this time Google is getting in on the fun ahead of any kind of official announcement.
Google teased celebrity voice cameos for Google Assistant quite a while ago, but only now is the feature rolling out with John Legend’s voice being the first.
If Google sticks to its yearly refresh routine, then we will more than likely see the Pixel 4 lineup later this year. And now we have our first reference of the handset out there in the wild courtesy of a Google employee.
Google launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at the end of 2017. Since then, the company has released newer models, and, as such, feels it’s ready to abandon the aging devices.
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Google is planning to launch two slightly less expensive Pixel 3 variants at some point this year.
Last year, Google was fined a record $5 billion by the European Commission for its illegal Android practices. This included shipping Chrome and Google as the default browser and search engine on all Android devices and not offering users the option to select any other browser as the default one during setup. That original rule led Google to change the way it licenses its apps to OEMs. Now, Google is further making some changes to the way it handles the stock browser/search engine on Android.
When Google announced the Pixel 3 lineup late last year, it also brought with it a brand new “Smart Compose” feature to Gmail.
LG is not a stranger to a dedicated button for Google Assistant, but Google wants it on even more devices from other companies, too.
Report States Made By Google 2019 Lineup Will Include the Pixel 3 Lite, New Google Home, Smartwatch, and More
Google is going to have a busy 2019 if a new report is any indicator, with a variety of new hardware devices joining the family.