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Google holding another October 9th event in Paris, likely to launch Pixel 3 in France

Google has today sent invites to French publications for yet another Made by Google event. This one is in Paris, France, and likely means the launch of the Google Pixel 3 in that country and perhaps others in mainland Europe.

The news comes via Frandroid, which seemingly was one of the first to be invited to the “I <3 Paris” event. The event is set to start at the same 11 AM ET as the New York event.

The presumed reason for a second event would be a big France-specific launch, and given that much of Google’s hardware is already available in the country, a Pixel 3 launch — likely the star of the show, anyway — would make sense.

Update: We’re told this event is likely intended for mainland Europe as a whole.

We were also told by a source that we should expect to see the Pixel 3 launch in most countries with obvious Google Assistant language support. France is one of those.

Google also teased that this was the case in a tweet. This roughly translates to “Put it [champaign emoji] on ice” or “Make it cold,” in response to a question about the arrival of the Google Pixel.

Google will concurrently be holding an event stateside in New York City to announce its forthcoming Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones as well as other hardware.

Just like the “I <3 NY” gif that Google sent to the press for invites to the US event, Google has sent a gif to French press — but with different colors this time.

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