Oh god, good job Google, HTC at least tend to create good looking phones, so those butt-ugly phones HAD to be Google interfering with the design.
Looks like a white iPhone 5.
Surprised they didn't call it an iPixel.
If that pricing turns out to be correct, Google learned nothing from Nexus 6 bad pricing and from today's smartphone market, where you can get 400 dollar phones from lesser known manufacturers. Of course by the time it gets out the competition will have received some price cuts. But if it sells....more power to Google I guess.
AnonD-173026, 20 Sep 2016What the hell HTC think designing this unbalanced, unsingularity phone in order to pit the bea... moreGoogle designed it. HTC had such a small role I don't even think their brand would be on the phone.
What the hell HTC think designing this unbalanced, unsingularity phone in order to pit the beautifully enginered iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 edge with the same price?
If this is true price EVERYTHING has to be top notch. I don't mean latest chip but top microphone/earpiece camera/video and screen . At this point they are competing with S7 and "that phone" and folk will be pushed into buying them because of guaranteed top performance and quality. I do not know anyone who repairs HTC but plenty of Samsung/apple repairers so this next pixel/google phone is competing with big guys.
So I wait for upgrade to my problem 5x and get landed with a mega overpriced iphone clone. Totally baffled by Google with its choices,totally baffled.
Oh God the News just keeps getting worse & worse $650 Better not be the starting pricepoint Google is making such a misstep all the way around this year HTC Blows , This Pricepoint Blows , The Design Blows This whole Google/Nexus/Pixel debacle Blows. Ive never been so discussed with a Google release as I am now.
Wow, I'm usually one of the people who points out that Apple stole its design language for the original iPhone 6, from HTC. The original HTC One, M7, to be specific; in particular Apple copied the back of the M7 for the iPhone 6; the rest of the M7 was much nicer than the iPhone.
But serioulsy, those images really really really make the Google Nexus replacement (I just can say "Pixel," blech) look like an iPhone knock off. I'm disappointed they seem to be using the design language from the A9, rather than from the HTC 10, which is the much nicer of the current HTC designs.
And I don't see how looking like an iPhone really helps Google. It just begs people to make the comparison and go, well why should I just get an iPhone then?
This ugliest design in the history of smartphones! I guess it's time to switch to Samsung Galaxy line
(owner of Google phones since 2012)
So all the companies have signed up to copy fruit fone then signed up to charge same as fruit fone. So the future is just not only boring slabs but all copies of same slab. Have to get myself another hobby.
One A9 itself was an iPhone lookalike. With these based on A9, it seems like Android iPhone (officially)
If price tag is high, then surely it's going to be a difficult time for HTC.
Ignoring the back fingerprint scanner, They both look like cheap iPhone clones.
Damn! Google is now copying Apple in design, form factor, and surprisingly pricing!!!.
What are those enormous top and bottom bezels for? Way back in the dawn of time some manufacturers would do such large bezels also on computer monitors to con the customer into believing they got a lot for their money. But that was then. This is now. And besides, these are Google devices and Google doesn't play games - is not evil.