Google is a very big company in the tech industry. But when it comes to mobile phone industry Google has not become that much successful in comparison to its other competitors like tech giants Apple and Samsung. Google’s Nexus has been on the market since 2010 and it needed to be replaced by something new and futuristic, something that can prove that Google is here to become the best in the market. That’s when Google released the Google Pixel flagship as a replacement of the “Nexus”.
Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL was officially revealed on October 2016 and it was released in the market some weeks later. We expected a better design, better camera and something budget friendly from Google. But Google made their point clear that they are here to play with the market situation. As Apple and Samsung release their smartphones as premium quality, so did Google released their Google Pixel flagship as a premium material. The camera is best in the market, there is no doubt in that. But Google failed to bring a stylish design for us. Also, the price was very high in comparison to the specifications and characteristics from its other competitors. Though the Google Pixel flagship has some iPhone styled polish on the design, the camera beats all the smartphones that were released in 2016.
The head of Google’s hardware department, Rick Osterloh has confirmed that the new flagship named as Google Pixel 2 is on its way in this year. He announced it when he appeared at Mobile World Congress. He didn’t reveal the actual release date of this new flagship but he confirmed that Google will stick with the annual rhythm of mobile phone industry. Which means we can be sure that we will get to have our hands on Google Pixel 2 around sometime in October 2017. Also, Rick has said that we are going to have something better than the previous Google Pixel smartphone from Google.
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Google Pixel was a very good and competitive smartphone in the market with iPhone from Apple and Galaxy Series from Samsung. Also, it was released as a very high priced phone just like the other tech giants in the industry. Rick has said that Google Pixel stays premium, which means we are not going to get a lower price from the previous Google Pixel which is $649. Also, the next flagship can be priced 50$ higher than the previous one.
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Why Google Pixel 2 is better than the previous one and what to expect:
Google’s Google Pixel 2 is a very good smartphone with the first ever full version of Android Nougat 7.0 as its operating system. Also, the 5.0” display, 12 MP camera, 4 GB Ram with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset makes this phone a very high-end smartphone in the market. The camera is undoubtedly the best one in the market from Google’s other competitors. With a decent design, Google actually pulled out a good flagship last year.
But the big question is when the other tech giants have water resistance, stylish design, and a wireless headphone system, why did Google went old school on its first product release of the Google Pixel series? The answer may lie in Google Pixel 2. Yes, you heard me right! The Google Pixel 2 will have all kinds of newest features that the other tech giants have adopted 1 year ago. It’s not that bad for a big company like Google to be different from others. In my opinion, it’s actually great that Google thinks different from the other companies and they are trying to bring the newest innovations in the market.
Specification Details of Google Pixel 2
The exact specifications and details of Google Pixel 2 is still not confirmed yet but rumors are already out that Google already has the pre-released codenames of Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL as “walleye” and “muskie”. Also, there will be a third and cheaper one this year. Google Pixel 2 will be water resistant and also come with a higher power chipset, maybe Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Also, Google is really busy in testing Snapdragon, Intel, and other custom chipsets this time. So, there will be something new this year in the chipset area.
If we talk about the camera, Google Pixel has a very good 12 MP camera and Google Pixel 2 may not have a higher Megapixel but it will be able to take high-quality images in low light situation. Which means, they are not increasing anything on the camera but they will add new and improved features in the camera of this next generation flagship.
Google Pixel 2 will come out with “Android O 8.0” as its operating system. Which is really new and improved version than any other Android operating system.With a water resistant, more durable body and better audio quality, Google Pixel 2 may set a milestone of smartphone industry in the market from Google. Also, the no headphone jack decision is a very big step from Google which was not adopted on the previous Google Pixel series smartphone. Though the price will be higher but as we speak with the market, with these improved and new specifications, Google can actually compete with the other tech giants company in the long run without sweating a little bit.
The Google Pixel 2 will have to battle with the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 in the year of 2017, so it’ll absolutely be exciting to see what Google’s hardware division is achieving on.