By Larry Magid | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: May 9, 2019 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: May 9, 2019 at 6:41 am Apple is Silicon Valley’s’ most iconic tech hardware company, but it’s getting some stiff competition from Google. Google made a slew of product announcements at its annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View on Tuesday, including a relatively low-cost Android phone and a new video hub for the home. The star of the show was the Pixel 3a, a slightly downgraded version of its high-end Pixel 3 phone, at a much lower price point. The Pixel 3a comes in two sizes. For $399, you get one with a 5.6-inch display while $479 buys one with a 6-inch display. By comparison, the Pixel 3, which was introduced late last year, starts at $799 for the 5.5 inch-model and $899 for the 6.3-inch version, putting the new phone at about half the price of the high-end model. The least expensive iPhone X (the Xr) costs $749. After one day of testing the 3a, I can say that in many ways, it’s just as good as the higher-cost models. It runs the same Android software and, like all phones from Google,… Read full this story
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