It seems that Google is responsible for distributing pixel products to retail stores while the device's manufacturer was responsible for the nexus devices. As a result pixel products are nowhere to be found on countries that there is no google store.
Many markets will not see a new google phone this year, just like they didn't see a new tablet last year.
Well google might wanna start producing a iphone killer.Nexus usually dont get much sales.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2016Whatever the name as long as good service. Lately to many problems android, google should fix ... moreAbout Snapdragon 800/801, there is an article on XDA about "why it doesn't get Nougat". Don't be lazy, go read it, you may understand why there is no more support for it.
Also, blobs for Tegra2? Where did you find that old thing? It's old (6 years old now), outperformed and obsolete (it doesn't have NEON support, for start) and running anything newer than KitKat, even running KitKat on it is a pure torture for both you and device! I'm not sure even nvidia open-sourcing it's BSP would help it.
Both hardware and software are going forward, and this is a trend no one is able to stop. This is not like with PCs, having an ability to run latest software on "old" hardware or simply updating some piece of hardware which is obsolete now... even with that situation, you'll hav e to make compromises.You want to be on the bleeding edge? Well, be ready to pay that price, and don't expect full support for obsolete and old things.
AnonD-92238, 02 Sep 2016I think these devices will be way overpriced. reason _ HTC and the pixel brand name which know... moreBut the pixel c is probably the best android tablet available. And Htc phones are probably the best all round phones that's why there highly priced
Google is committing a mistake....I believe. Nexus brand is still much better. Only Nexus Phones can show what an Android Phone means.....and this brand is also appreciated by iPhone users who if have used any Nexus Phone in the past or are using currently using say that when it comes to Android, it is only Nexus and nothing else.
Furthermore, Nexus brand opened doors for many cases like Android One (Pure Android experience at cheaper prices), Motorola bouncing back in the market by launching phones with Nearly stocked version of Android running on them and people liked it.
I believe Nexus should stay.
Ritzie, 02 Sep 2016Can't blame them though... Pixel C is using the latest NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset which is curren... moreThere was also the minor problem that no matter how well they did in benchmarks,their real world performance sucked,but then that's because they gamed the benchmarks,just like others have been caught doing also,which is why a lot of folk ignore benchmarks,they mean nothing in comparison to seeing how one works in somebodies device when it's in normal use.
Tegras,were awful,sounded good,but ran very hot,stuttered,locked up etc etc.
As well as being 3-5 times the price of competition..
Wow, that's a genius move to replace a much beloved brand name, though not widely known, with an even more obscure brand name that has no particularly strong following.
AnonD-92238, 02 Sep 2016I think these devices will be way overpriced. reason _ HTC and the pixel brand name which know... moreCan't blame them though... Pixel C is using the latest NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset which is currently the top of the line CPU and GPU performance based on benchmarks.
Too bad that it's also the most expensive (same reason why NVIDIA Tegra K1 is NOT utilized way back by most OEMs)
I think these devices will be way overpriced. reason _ HTC and the pixel brand name which known for premium google devices i.e, pixel C tab, pixel Chromebook
NekcusKuy, 02 Sep 2016so isn't HTC ? HTC = overpricedpixel brand is also premium (overpriced in other words...shhh don't tell anyone)
Whatever be the name, but it shouldn't fall short in performance and updates.
Its not name but the Google we are looking for while buying stuff.
We all know what HTC is, but just devices are brainchild of Google we can trust (Hopefully)
Alcatel uses name Pixi and not Pixel.
I dont know why google use the same name in smartphones and tablets both?from 2011 - 2014 Googoe keep that name as nexus.then last year they gave their tablets name pixel.i was happy with that.but google is doing the same thing with their smartphones
Whatever the name as long as good service. Lately to many problems android, google should fix this: 1. Ensure commitment to update android at least 2times 2. Chip manufacture should provide driver (case SD800/801, nvidia tegra2). I believe if there are choice most will abandon android