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.
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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.