ithehappy, 07 Mar 2017I will come back with Pixel 3 then, when they will upgrade it from Pixel 2 by re-adding the 3.... moreBy then they'd have moved on to bigger and better things than worry about an old port that is slowly dying away, hopefully it'll replaced by something better than BT earbuds.
pika2000, 08 Mar 2017Bluetooth is more than ready. Plenty of cheap bluetooth headsets and speakers. And people won... moreCheapest earphones sound better than the cheap BT headsets. And those cheap BT headsets' music output will be crap. Removing the jack for no apparent reason is bad. To get the same audio quality of a 100$ earphone, you have to shell upwards of 300$ on a BT headsets. I value sound quality more than the convenience BT headsets provide. As Apple isn't going back on this thing i will stick to my 6s as long as it works, and look for other options who have the jack.
Five Star, 07 Mar 2017RIP Pixel. Hopefully everyone resists the urge to remove it and only leaves Apple on its ow... moresamsung and huawei are just babdwagons, apple followers. LG and Sony IMO wont remove jack next year
pika2000, 08 Mar 2017Bluetooth is more than ready. Plenty of cheap bluetooth headsets and speakers.
And people won... more"most feature phones in the past don't have headphone jack."
Ummm.. does most feature phones in the past let us store thousands of musics/songs and play youtube videos? Yeah. I don't think so.
Anonymous, 07 Mar 2017I don't buy Google Pixel anyway, because it has non-removable battery and the dumb/featureless... moreI don't think I can recall a Nexus/Pixel phone that ever had that feature, and a lot of people like stock Android. It's the way Google envisions it in its pure form which is what we want.
Zenodroid, 07 Mar 2017Pixel isn't worth anything anyway. Nokia will come with clean Android and newest updates, so j... moreYou can't beat daddy Google in their own game, besides the Nokia 8 will probably cost more than the Pixel 2.
If Google removes the 3.5mm jack then they have to have support for water resistance on their next phone and a larger battery for the base model.
Removing headphone jack is like removing pockets from your pants.
Nonsense. They didn't get any benefits from removing the headphone jack unlike apple who sells airpods or beats. It's not courage. It's suicide, Google.
As Google made such a big deal in the marketing of this phone that the 3.5mm headphone jack was 'not new', I'm calling BS on this whole story. It's been invented by some bitter iPhone fanboy who's had to buy some new (read 'expensive') headphones I bet. Could be wrong, but until I see it or read it straight from Google, it's pure sour grapes.
They remove some feature to reduce manufacturing cost and sell at high price. And those rich no brain people still buying to showoff. by the way, any smartphone above $400 is not for everybody like me. haha.
pika2000, 08 Mar 2017Bluetooth is more than ready. Plenty of cheap bluetooth headsets and speakers. And people won... moreYou have basically no idea about audio quality and the technicalities, so better restrain your fingers.
WOrld1, 08 Mar 2017For me is thats simile: No jack, no buy They can't sell s**t like that and thinking everyb... moreMe agree, remove headphone jack is a STUPID decision. I guess more people will flock to the G6 & S8 now.
Whether we like it or not, things will change. We can't just keep throwing kneejerk tantrums. Let it pan out.
Everthing will be fine, like it always has been.
mir, 07 Mar 2017Let's not forget that Motorola did remove it first.Sure Did. Moto Z.
PLAYER SLAYER, 08 Mar 2017Except they put it back in their later phones. Just look at the new Moto G5's, with their beau... moreThe G lineup never ditch the headphone jack to begin with.
The Moto Z didn't have a headphone jack. I expect the next Moto Z to continue the trend.
PLAYER SLAYER, 08 Mar 2017Except when we want to listen to music and charge of phones, which is what, at least, all teen... moreBluetooth is more than ready. Plenty of cheap bluetooth headsets and speakers.
And people won't find the "charging while listening to something" to be a big deal. Many Android phones have wireless charging support, and it would be trivial for 3rd parties to make appropriate adaptors if you insist on having wired solutions for both power and audio.
This headphone jack thing is a non issue. Remember, most feature phones in the past don't have headphone jack. Many uses proprietary ones (at least USB-C is standard), yet we didn't have issues back then. It won't be an issue either now. It's the nature progression of technology.
Why ditching an audio jack,not all phone can play good music through bluetooth,only certain phone can do it,