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Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature

Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature

Google needs devices like this out in the wild to make the experience better, though, so it's hard to chastise it too hard at this point.

The Pixel Slate is one handsome tablet. Pixel Slate comes in a single color and that's midnight blue. There are two USB-C ports with the capabilities of 4K output, unspecified fast data transfer and charging.

That's a lot of pixels!

"The Google Pixel Slate is built around a 12.3" IPS screen with a resolution of 3000x2000 pixels and weighs 721g. Either way, I'm looking forward to taking that free 3-month trial of YouTube Premium for a spin. On the storage front, the smartphone comes in either 64GB or 128GB capacities without a support for microSD card. It is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core m3, i5 or i7 Processor, or Intel Celeron Processor and 8/16GB of RAM for your performance needs.

Besides these, Google will also showcase products like Pixel Stand, Google Home Hub, and Pixelbook 2, among others. It has dual front-facing speakers, but there's no headphone jack.

It isn't a secret that the Pixel 2 XL's display didn't quite make everyone happy that got to look at it. But Google seems ready to put its money where its mouth is. Google claims that you'll have the ability to run developer tools and even Linux. The tablet's Chrome OS operates as a hybrid desktop and mobile OS, in which its basic user interface resembles the popular Android operating system. This device will launch in a few weeks, but you can join a waitlist on the Google Store.

That means that your most used apps will be a tap away.

Google also announced a partnership with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who will travel across the US and shoot pictures using the Pixel 3 - the first time she has teamed with any camera.

But in order to give you any semblance of productivity, you're going to need to type.

But, despite all this, we're sure there are still one or two surprises to come, especially on the software side and what improvements Google has brought to its camera software. The case portion of the keyboard folds around back and attaches to the Slate with magnets at a wide range of angles, and flips back over and magnetically connects to the screen - albeit not as securely as the Pixel C did back in the day, unfortunately.

Google also showed off the Slate keyboard, a detachable folio with rounded buttons, complete with trackpad. However, I was impressed with how springy the circular keys actually were. Check back soon for a full review. The keyboard also has a full-size trackpad that offers traditional functionality. Google doubled warranties to two years in response. If the Pixel 3 thinks it got a better shot than you, it'll pop up as a suggestion. Google calls it a Molecular display, which is just a fancy way of saying it's very sharp and vibrant. Google said it was rolling this feature out on a city-by-city basis, but for those who want to use Duplex right away, it's now capable of screening calls for you and dictating them to your phone screen so you don't have to pick up if you don't want to.