The Pixel Stand also enables some useful Assistant features for Google’s latest Pixel phones. When “docked,” the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pull up an optimized interface and design which enable always-on Google Assistant functionality. Essentially, this mode turns your smartphone into a Google Assistant smart display of sorts. This allows you to see notifications and information such as calendar events at a glance. It’s a handy add-on for Pixel 3 owners for sure.