Will Apple’s iPhone succumb to Google Pixel?
Ever wanted a smartphone that ran pure Android? Something that didn’t offer an altered experience, with third party skins over Google’s operating system? Well then, we’d like you to meet Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. For those that aren’t as tech savvy or just haven’t kept in touch with tech news in 2016, Google Pixel fully embodies Google’s vision of an Android smartphone. Some of you might be familiar with Google’s precedent pure Android smartphone line, Nexus. Pixel directly replaced Nexus on the market and is considered one of the main highlights of 2016.
Talking about highlights, Apple is unshakeable in this department, with its iPhone device constantly being one of the top handsets of the year. Some have agreed that despite its premium image created by marketing, Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are a bit undergeared for what smartphone standards deem acceptable these days that high up the quality tier list. Let’s take a look at how Google Pixel can prove everyone wrong and top devices such as Apple’s iPhone in its way to market supremacy.
While Google has dabbled with vocal recognition in the past, its Google Assistant is definitely what you might call an improvement. Apple’s Siri is well known as the pioneer of vocal recognition on smartphones but Google Assistant manages to top any other when it comes to sheer functionality and OS integration. It is currently available only on the Pixel and Pixel XL, which give the devices an important edge.
Google is no doubt looking to push people into accepting Google Pixel as the go-to when it comes to smartphones. This can be observed with photos uploaded to Google Photos from one of the Pixel models. When that happens, the photos aren’t taken into consideration in terms of occupied storage. In other instances, photos would have been resized but with a Pixel you get to keep the original size file stored to Photos for free.
Hardware perks and support
Google Pixel and Pixel XL are currently the only devices that are compatible with the Google Daydream VR headset. More are to follow, but that doesn’t change the fact that Pixel users are in for some hardware treats since they are Google’s new favorite children. Pixel is an in-house built device so now that Google apparently doesn’t necessarily need to subcontract companies to build their phones, we might also see cool new VR gear and not only coming exclusively for the Pixel line.