The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were solid phones and all-round performers. First of all, we know that Google Assistant was initially reserved for Google-branded devices, but now we’re seeing integrations with other smartphones.
Rick Osterloh, Google’s head of the hardware department has confirmed the most-likely release window for the highly-anticipated Pixel 2 smartphone in his recent interview with AndroidPit.
When Google announced the Google Pixel, it was pretty clear they wanted this brand to be a premium name. Just like we saw with the Pixel smartphones? The lower price segment in the Android market will be left for other manufacturers to fill. The camera and the specs of the Pixel 2 are all but confirmed to be formidable, with the former even rumored to boast a sensor that would give near-DSLR quality photos. “Dieter Bohn of The Verge said in his review of the Pixel smartphones that they are “…easily the best Android phones you can buy”, giving them a rating of 9 out of 10. So what was the rumor all about? Be that as it may, Osterloh seemed to expel this recommendation, promising the Pixel lineup would remain premium. Now, this could only mean that Google would not be making any cheaper models anytime soon.
The most interesting part of this report is the possibility of a budget Pixel phone called the Pixel 2B. The iPhone 8 is touted to sport an entirely new design, and the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will have massive 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays while being no larger than the previously released S7 and S7 Edge. The Nexus phones have been known for providing high-end hardware and features for a mid-range price. The tipster suggested that the device may be a Google-built Android One device, instead. Sadly, laptops won’t be one of those products. We have the number two market share in the USA and United Kingdom – but we have no plans for Google-branded laptops. If you are not sending the app to another Android Messages application, though, the new features will not work since this is Android Messages to Android Messages specific feature. It was the first hardware device with vertical integration that showed that Google could compete with the likes of Apple.