Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Google finalizes Android P as Android 9 "Pie", launching today

Google finalizes Android P as Android 9

The posting declares the Pixel 3 is "launching" on October 4, but it does not clarify whether this is simply an announcement by Google itself or when Android lovers will be able to get their hands on the prized flagship. Other hardware such as a new smartwatch and potentially new wireless earbuds may also be revealed at the Made by Google annual event.

The listing explicitly identifies the Pixel 3 as the product debuting on October 4.

It was posted on FameBit, Google's own YouTube influencer marketing platform, as an advert offering money to content creators in Canada who are willing to promote the new phone in return for cold, hard cash. Such a listing exists for the Pixel 3, looking for Canadian creators. Spotted by YouTuber Brandon Lee of This is Tech Today, an ad for the Pixel 3 has been posted on Google's Famebit website. Google may be spending a hefty portion of its marketing budget attempting to convert more iPhone and Galaxy users over to the Pixel.

Google appears to have inadvertently shared the launch date for its long-awaited Pixel 3 smartphone - and is apparently looking for "influencers" to review the phone for up to $10,000 a pop.

And, if the Pixel 3 range is launched on October 4, then going by last year's release schedule, that would mean its on sale date is going to be on or around October 19, 2018. Since the post was taken down, its origin can not be independently verified.

Indeed, when a series of real-life leaked Pixel 3 photos leaked online and were turned into a super-accurate renders of the new handsets, the similarity to Apple's iPhone was marked.

Internet gadget fiends have been pretty confident that the Pixel 3 will arrive in the autumn, with famed leaker Evan Blass suggesting as much back in May. In addition to a Snapdragon 845 processor, it will come with 4 GB of RAM.

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