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Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL To Launch Today.

Google Pixel 4 is scheduled to launch on October 15 in NewYork. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL models are the most leaked phones of the 2019 Q3. Google will be live streaming the Pixel 4 launch event on Youtube. The live stream will begin at 7:30pm IST.

Google will be live streaming the Pixel 4 launch event in New York on YouTube. The live stream will begin at 10am EST i.e. 7.30pm IST, and you can watch it in the embedded video below. According to tipster Evan Blass, Google Pixel 4 will start at CAD 1,049.95 (roughly Rs. 56,000) for the 64GB variant and go up to CAD 1,199.95 (roughly Rs. 64,000) for the 128GB variant. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 XL will be available at CAD 1,199.95 (roughly Rs. 64,000) for the 64GB variant and the 128GB model will be priced at CAD 1,359.95 (roughly Rs. 72,500). A later report claimed that Pixel 4 XL Verizon and Sprint models will be priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 71,000).

The Pixel 4 series may come in ‘Maybe Pink', ‘Sky Blue', ‘Really Yellow', ‘Slightly Green', ‘Clearly White', ‘Just Black', and ‘Oh So Orange' options. Its India price and availability details should be announced soon after the US launch event.

Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL specifications, features

According to a recent spotting on a Canadian retail site, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specifications have been leaked. The phone is expected to sport a new and improved Google Assistant, Google Camera 7.1 app, and Quick Gestures or Motion Sense powered by Soli that lets you control the phone without touching it.

The Pixel 4 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch full-HD+ OLED Smooth 90Hz display, while the Pixel 4 XL is tipped to feature a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED Smooth 90Hz display. Both the phones should be powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phones should launch in more RAM + Storage configurations today.

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Coming to the cameras, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will sport 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors, and 4K video resolution support. The phones are expected to pack 8-megapixel front cameras with 1080p video resolution support.

They will support Face Unlock as well. A recent report also suggests that the Face Unlock feature on the Pixel 4 phones would be used to enable payments on the Google Play Store. The feature could also be enabled for making transactions on Google Pay, similar to how you unlock Google Pay and make purchases on the App Store using the Face ID on a compatible iPhone or iPad device.

The Pixel 4 may pack a 2,700mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL will pack a larger 3,700mAh battery.

Google pixel 4 Launch event Live Blog

You probably think you know everything there is to know about Google’s new phones, and we wouldn’t blame you for it.

But Google seems pretty confident it still has a few aces hidden up its sleeve. Whether that means just some new feature or a brand new device that nobody scooped so farUltraaaaa? we’ll find out today, starting at 11AM. Here’s what you need to know.

Google Pixel launch: When to tune in Unlike Google I/O, Google’s fall hardware event takes place in New York, meaning that it’s a bit earlier than usual.

Here’s when to tune in for the live stream and live blog,  on October  15, New Delhi: 8:30PM.

Google Pixel 4's Motionsense feature available in selective countries

Pixel 4's Motion Sense feature won't be available in all countries

The so-called Motion Sense feature on the upcoming Pixel 4 phones is no longer a secret since even Google itself teased the functionality. Motion Sense is based on the radar technology developed under the name Project Soli and it will see it for the first time on a phone. However, it won't be available for use in all countries and with all apps, according to new developments.

Pixel 4's Motion Sense feature won't be available in all countries

A more in-depth dissection of the pre-release version of the Motion Sense app reveals that the gestures will only work in 38 countries. Probably the radar technology needs approval from the authorities in some countries. Here's the list of the approved markets:

  • American Samoa
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Virgin Islands 
  • U.S.

Moreover, Google has whitelisted only six media apps that would be compatible with Motion Sense. Supposedly, you will be able to skip tracks, go back, play, pause and control the volume. Perhaps future support for other apps will eventually come.

  • Amazon Music
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • Spotify Stations
  • YouTube Music
  • YouTube

When you think about it, Google's phones aren't exactly widely available and have a limited market reach. Each year the market pool is growing and the list might indicate that Pixel phones will be made available to some if not all of the countries listed above.

Google Play Pass Details

Google Play Pass

Google sure isn’t messing about trying to keep Apple Arcade from getting ahead, announcing it will launch this week. But at the same time, with the full details released by Google yesterday, we now know that Google Play Pass and Apple Arcade aren’t all that similar, despite definitely being competitors.

Here’s what we now know: 

  • Play Pass is a $4.99/m subscription service for access to 350+ unlocked Android apps and games, with a 10-day free trial. The first year will be $1.99/m until October 10th, 2019.
  • A Play Pass subscription can be shared with up to five other family members.
  • It’s US-only, for now.
  • There are no exclusives, and all apps via Play Pass are free of ads, along with those deeply problematic in-app purchases. The regular apps will still be present for non-Play Pass subscribers - there’s no lock-in for a Play Pass bundle only.
  • For developers and makers, nothing has to change. Google will dole out revenue to developers based on how much time subscribers spend with each app.

What's in it?:

  • Those 350+ apps and games?
  • We on’t know the full list yet, but the premium games list includes the likes of Terraria, Stardew Valley, Game Dev Tycoon, Reigns: GOT, and Monument Valley 2.
  • On the apps front is a much shorter list from what we know so far: Accuweather, Photo Studio Pro, Facetune, and ISS Live Now, for now.
  • More on that here, with more apps and games being added as they are confirmed.

What matters:

  • Subscription everything is the new model, which shouldn’t be a surprise.
  • The US-only launch is somewhat of a surprise. Google does this a bit with new services, but Android’s spread isn’t limited to its home market, and Apple Arcade did go live in 150+ countries simultaneously.
  • One big problem for Google is that Android hasn’t generated as much money for developers when compared to Apple/iOS.
  • The pirate scene of sideloading modded APKs, despite the risks of malware and the inconveniences of feature updates, is very active.
  • Pirating music was easier until good subscriptions emerged, and Play Pass may offer a way for Android users to fork out.
  • But it’ll have to be constantly updated and offering the latest and greatest apps, not just a list of already-popular apps/games.
  • That’s what differentiates the service from Apple Arcade mosts, along with the exclusives angle Apple is going for.

Oh, and will this encourage people to try more apps and games? The last check, via comScore, the majority of US smartphone owners downloaded zero apps.


  • I can’t say if it’s a game-changer yet, because we don’t know how it will impact developers who need to make money to survive.
  • But anyone who plays mobile games should snap that introductory deal up, and it’s definitely something I’d try it for $2 a month, with the 10-day free trial, while $5 p/m is an acceptable regular price point as well.
  • I’ll be hoping it grows to encapsulate a lot more apps as well, to really make smartphones more useful in an obvious way.

You can now call google assistant for answers in India

You can now call google assistant for answers in India
You can now call google assistant for answers in India

Yes, you can call google assistant for answers through a toll-free number that just now works for Vodafone and Idea users only. At a google for India event, Google launched this feature for feature phone users. Users can dial 000 800 9191 000 through their Vodafone or Idea SIM and can ask questions and get a reply in English or Hindi.

The conversation experience on the phone call is similar to the smartphone built google assistant. Manuel Bronstein, Vice President, Product Management at Google, told India Today Tech that for the Phone Line service, the back-end will be handled jointly by Google and Vodafone.

The infrastructure for calls and phone support obviously comes from Vodafone-Idea while Google takes care of the Assistant once the call placed by a user connects to the internet at the backend. "The conversations are real-time and feel incredibly natural. It's like talking to someone on the phone," said Bronstein.

This feature is the same as ASK-NYPL. You can call a public library in new york to get answers from librarians. This program is started in 1967 to answer questions to the public that are difficult to find.

Over the time period, the New York public library saved a few interesting questions that are asked by the people over the telephone.

You can still call New York Public library and ask a question at 917-ASK-NYPL

Here is the link to some Interesting questions link.

Foldable smartphone from Google has multiple pages

The foldable smartphone is the subject of 2019. Many manufacturers are currently working on the development of this new type of telephone with a flexible display. This also ensures completely new designs, so the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, announced earlier this year, have a totally different appearance. Another leading manufacturer that has a folding phone in development is Google.

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