Google Pixel Buds were exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones and had a very futuristic over the neck light-weight design. More exactly, said deal is available on Project Fi - Google's own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator).
Despite all the leak, the Google Pixel 3 announcement was still an exciting one.
One of the highlights of Google's Pixel family of handsets is camera performance.
This feature has been available only on the Pixel Buds when paired with a Google Pixel smartphone. "The Google Assistant on Google Pixel Buds is only available on Android and requires an Assistant-optimised Android device and data connection". Google Translate is capable of translating languages at the press of a button.
For more than two years, many users complained about the need for external microphone support.
The lack of support for external microphones by the default camera app is a notable omission, in part because there are third-party apps that do support them.
IsaacOnCamera, a Google employee on the Pixel User Community page, broke the news late last week. Good question. I'm still waiting for an explanation from Google's New Zealand media team. This is positioned as a Screening service from Google and offers suggestion cards/chips such as Who is this or I'll call you back to allow Assistant to reply back effectively.
It is thought that with this software update, other camera features will also come to older Pixel phones - something that can happen when you are relying as much on the software behind the cameras as well as the lenses.
Another new Google Camera update spotted recently is the option to enable or disable support for the external microphone on Pixel devices.
The Google Pixel 3 is set to hit shops 18 October and comes with a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 and 8MP dual-front cameras.