Google's Pixel lineup is to that company what Surface is to Microsoft. And Google has a lot of work to do to make its next Pixel handsets a more viable alternative to iPhone.
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Alphabet/Google announced its quarterly earnings this week. But any mention of the new Pixel handsets was conspicuously absent from the discussion.
It's been three weeks since I published my original review of the Google Pixel XL. Here's a quick follow-up.
The Google Pixel XL is a great Android phone, but it doesn't offer enough of a bump over iPhone or, worse, its Nexus predecessors to justify the upgrade.
A day later, it's already clear that Google's Pixel XL is a viable and valid challenger to the iPhone 7 Plus. And that's great news for Android fans, given the recent implosion---sorry---of the Galaxy Note 7.
My Google Pixel XL arrived today, allowing me to get started with the obvious comparisons: The iPhone 7 Plus with which it competes and the Nexus 6P that it replaces.
This week, Google announced that it will now design and build its own smartphones alongside a more cohesive family of hardware devices that take better advantage of the firm's online services. First up, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets.
As expected, Google launched its new Pixel phones, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, Google Wi-Fi, and Google Home products at a press conference today. But as noted previously, details about each had previously leaked.