Thinking About Google’s Smartphone Problems (Premium)


Google’s smartphone problems are easy to identify and hard to fix: They’re too unreliable, too expensive, and too hard to obtain. This business, which was built to rival Apple’s iPhone, is nothing short of a failure, despite its reputation for computational and photographic excellence.

Sound familiar? It should: I’ve been harping on two of those three issues ever since Google moved from the Nexus brand to Pixel, and about all three of those issue for the past two generations of Pixel handsets.

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