Paul Stenhouse: Google's Pixel 6 will debut the Google made chip

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Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 1:30PM
Google's California headquarters (Photo / Getty Images)
Google's California headquarters (Photo / Getty Images)

Paul Stenhouse: Google's Pixel 6 will debut the Google made chip

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 1:30PM
Google's Pixel 6 will debut the Google made chip
Just like Apple, Google's flagship phone will now have a chip made to blend the software and hardware in a full Google experience. They say it's designed to be 80% faster than the Google Pixel 5, offers more accurate speech to text, and better image processing. They've got a three camera array on the back of the device in a horizontal strip, offering a 4x optical zoom.
But to me, the coolest thing about the release is their features for calling customer service lines.
They'll be able to tell you how long a call to the bank, or an airline is going to take before you even dial. They're using data from others users, like on Google Maps, to help provide these insights. 
Didn't quite catch what option you're meant to press for a new account? They'll display the options on your screen.
Facebook to change its name
The corporate company will be named something different to Facebook, which will still be the name of the 'big blue' app. Google did something similar when they created a parent organization called Alphabet.
Apple's Macbook Pro will now have a notch
Just like the iPhone, the laptop's will now have a camera that drops down into the screen. Apple did that on the phone to offer FaceID, but that won't be on the laptops - which is kind of confusing. TouchID will remain, even though the touch bar is (finally) being ditched. 
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