As boring as the iphone. No dual sim. No sd card. No ir blaster. Chunky body that doesn't translate to marathon battery life. Overkill screen resolution that doesn't serve any purpose other than giving a marginally better VR experience that nobody is going to bother after a few nauseating experiences or after the novelty fades. Google assistant? You only talk to your phone at home or when driving unless you want to look silly in public talking loudly to a phone. For this, get an Amazon echo or Google's copycat version. And the price? Forget it. You can have the same or better specs and features at half the price elsewhere. Try oneplus or xiaomi or oppo or vivo. So what is the target market of this phone? Iphone switchers? Nope. Samsung flagship users? Nope. Nexus owners? Yes, but only a very small percentage as most Nexus owners value price:performance over prestige. In short, this phone is going to flop big time unless it captures if not all, at least most of the features android enthusiasts want in an android phone. High on the list for many android users aside from good camera and video (given) are sd card support, removable or large 4000mAh+ batteries, water resistance, ir blaster, wireless and/or fast charging, dual sim support, slimport or mhl support, option for larger (6.0"-6.8") screen sizes.
Joseph, 05 Oct 2016Is this phone build by HTC? If so, will it sells in HTC store?of course not,it is made entirely by google both from in and outside ,htc will be only manufacturing it for them,just like Apple's iphones are manfucatured by foxconn.
I could not help getting the feeling about MS Surface to challenge iPad. Isn't Google way too late to the scene trying to recreate a "high-end" Android category when the market is flooded with cheap, commoditized,Android knockout?
Joseph, 05 Oct 2016Is this phone build by HTC? If so, will it sells in HTC store?it is made by Google
Joseph, 05 Oct 2016Damn that mean I can't get this phone :/
Cuz my country doesn't have Google store #sadGoogle does not have brick and mortar stores. But they sell via online retailers like Amazon, flipkart etc.
Which country are you from?
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2016100% with you. Why get this over iPhone? At least with iPhone you can sell it after 8 months a... moreWhy do you care what it is worth in 8 months? The next better SoC hasn't even been ANNOUNCED yet, won't even be SAMPLING, let along shipping in anything in 8 months. This phone will be the best of the best for a considerable amount of time, PLUS, nobody with an ounce of sanity will be replacing their phone in only 8 months.
On top of that, you don't buy apple, because you **can't do anything with it**.
aatif khan, 05 Oct 2016I doubt if they will be available.
GSMA doesn't list these under HTC Brand. They are placed u... moreDamn that mean I can't get this phone :/
Cuz my country doesn't have Google store #sad
If they say that the company make the world's ugliest phone,Google is the first
Joseph, 05 Oct 2016Is this phone build by HTC? If so, will it sells in HTC store?I doubt if they will be available.
GSMA doesn't list these under HTC Brand. They are placed under Google brand.
Even in past no Nexus was available at OEM outlets / stores.
AnonD-593633, 05 Oct 2016The iPhone 4s has been supported with updates for 5 years. Google take note!Ya I do know iPhone 4s got 5 years updated... My iPhone 4s has been updated to 9.3.5 ... But I must ask do ur phone slow down :) try not to lie :)
The iPhone 4s has been supported with updates for 5 years.
Google take note!
AnonD-593605, 05 Oct 2016I'm not so sure LG G3 D855 here, still a good phone but no nougat coming for it... The l... moreI understand, but if the phone is exceptionnally optimized, it doesn't need a version better than kitkat honestly. You wouldn't know the difference. Only if you're a tech geek and want always the next best thing.
If Google was REALLY serious about taking a chunk of the market, they would do what Samsung learned with the S6 and put a SD card slot in this thing (which Samsung put back in on the S7). That's the only reason I won't buy one of theses, no SD card slot.