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Google unveils Pixel 4 with radar, advancing hardware ambitions

Android developer shows off cameras and AI features to lure users into its space

NEW YORK -- Google took the wraps off new flagship smartphones and other new devices Tuesday as the search giant ventures deeper into hardware to challenge such dominant players as Samsung Electronics, Apple and troubled Chinese giant Huawei Technologies.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones took center stage at a launch event here. They boast astrophotography-grade cameras, a better-integrated Google Assistant system, and such AI-powered features as a recorder that transcribes English speech in real time offline.

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