Last month, we told you that Google is planning on offering a Pixel Stand. This most likely would be a charging dock for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of which are expected to be introduced on October 9th (John Lennon's birthday, by the way). The dock will reportedly come with Google Assistant, and according to images of the UI discovered by app developer Kieron Quinn, the Pixel Stand will do quite a number of tasks even if the docked Pixel is locked.
So far, there have been no leaked images of the dock, which means that a wayward shipment of them have yet to reach the Ukrainian black market. We will most likely see Google unwrap the accessory during its Pixel event, and we will have to see whether this will be made available for all Pixel handsets, or just the new units.
Speaking of Pixel devices, Google has confirmed to Tom's Guide today, that there will be no Pixel Watch announced this year. According to Miles Barr, Google's director of engineering for Wear OS, "To think of a one-size-fits-all watch, I don’t think we’re there yet. Our focus is on our partners for now." For you Pixel fans, you can always hope that a smart timepiece will be announced next year.