With in-depth integration between AI capability and hardware/software components, the next-generation Pixel phones aim to bring new user experiences to local consumers, Prunuske said.
That's not necessarily a bad deal if you can activate the new Pixel phone on Verizon first.
Typically, the only reason why a Pixel would be SIM locked is if it was being sold by Verizon - or Best Buy as a Verizon reseller - on a multi-month financing plan. Verizon can, of course, unlock any phone that has a SIM lock to its network.
For the Titan M in the latest Pixel smartphones, Google explained on Wednesday, there's that same root of trust, ensuring the device starts up an operating system that hasn't been tampered with by malware or hackers, and is cryptographically signed off by Google.
Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at an event held in NY a week ago on October 9th. That means even the iPhone XR, which is available for preorder right now, will be briefly locked to Verizon. Thus, Verizon's SIM locks prevented customers of other carriers from purchasing the Pixel 3/XL through any source except Google. That is, until we get this whole situation sorted out. If the company does release a statement, we will update this story.
Azhar Ali's Comical Run Out Against Australia Leaves Twitter in Splits
Fakhar Zaman (L) and Azhar Ali run between the wickets during day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on October 17, 2018. The Australian non-striker had watched the ball touch the bowler's hand as it passed him by, failing to put his bat down.