The Pixel 3's big launch event is set to take place on 9th October, with a whole plethora of product announcements that we've all seen already thanks to the leaks. The Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Stand, Pixel Slate, Pixel Buds, Home Hub, a new Chromecast, and maybe something new we haven't seen. There's another piece of news to share, because Google has revealed that it won't be holding back on pre-orders. They're going to be open as soon as the event finishes.
Some companies, like Apple and Samsung, prefer to let people wait a little while before they let them order. That's not ideal, because when people want to pre-order things they want to get it done as soon as possible. Assuming, of course, they're not going to camp out in the streets to pick it up in store. But not Google. The Pixel 2 and 2XL were available straight away, and things aren't changing this year according to an email promo sent out by Google itself.
As you can see the promo not only confirms there's a big event happening on Tuesday night, it also includes some new Google Assistant commands so people can try and gleam some information from the AI assistant. Naturally nothing is being revealed just yet. There may have been plenty of leaks, but Google isn't likely to let any more slip on its own. It also confirms the event will be available to watch via livestream, though that's standard procedure for big announcements like this.
No word on any pricing news, naturally, but we should get all of that during the livestream. Hopefully, if pre-orders open straight away, we won't have to wait days for UK pricing either. [Droid Life via Android and Me]