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Google Is in No Rush to Announce the Pixel 3

by Justin Herrick | August 27, 2018August 27, 2018 2:30 pm EST

The Pixel 3 won’t arrive earlier than expected despite various leaks and reports exposing most of the details months in advance.

Google will announce the Pixel 3 on October 9, according to Bloomberg. The flagship, which should be offered in two sizes, is set for a global debut in New York City. While most of the Mountain View-based company’s events take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, Google might want to take the Big Apple in 2018 and secure more buzz than usual.

Until this report, it seemed like the flagship would launch on a familiar date. Multiple leaks suggested that the Pixel 3 would be introduced on October 4. The previous Pixel phones went official on that date, but this year it falls on a Thursday. Few products and services are announced at the end of a week.

In response to the Bloomberg report, Google declined to comment. There’s reason to doubt its accuracy, though, given the outlet’s reliability.

This fall, the Pixel 3 should be joined by several other devices. Google is working on a new, sleeker Pixelbook as well as its first Wear OS device. All three marquee products are likely to go up for pre-order the same day they’re unveiled.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...