Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017To Pixel fans, read this carefully with an open mind; 1. Assuming if this rumor is true and... moreit's about branding. Google hasn't positioned the Pixel branding as a premium device (see the Pixel chromebook). Plus, people still buying them anyway. Luckily, there are plenty of cheap Android phones out there, so it's not an issue at all.
I'm looking forward to the 'Essential Phone' from the android creator.....Been with every nexus device but skipped pixel
To Pixel fans, read this carefully with an open mind;
1. Assuming if this rumor is true and I'm not saying Snapdragon 835 as an SoC is bad. No. Far from it. But it is an "off the shelf" core component that other OEMs can acquire and use as well. This is factor no.1.
2. Now on to the ugly price debacle. If say Samsung charges whatever amount right now for S8 and S8+ OR Apple with iPhone, BOTH justifies it at least via vertical integration = own designed SoC, top to bottom peripherals' planning and above all proper international availability. P.S:- I'm not saying either S8s or iPhone's RRPs are fair just so we're clear.
So.... still on point so far?
If Google wants to keep up with this "premium" Pixel RDF, 1st buy off ImgTec get that PowerVR IP and then start to work on a SoC. Problem with that is they'd need at least 3 years to even catch up to last gen Exynos so there's that.
And then gotta solve this ongoing lame joke of supply issue. But this comes AFTER moving on to an ODM that they're still figuring out about now?
Finally gotta learn then to deal with the international markets, cut carrier deals and appoint authorized resellers for unlocked units.
Ya know..... all the basic stuff before charging people 1k for a phone.
Well since all nexus phones so far, have been nicknamed after a fish... All hail the new Taimen! :ava: Or let's hope at least.
Mix/S8/G6 all demonstrated the future is minimal bezels. Any phone that doesn't get with the program... eat dirt sucker **cough** Sony **cough**
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017Not planning on getting the next Pixel. Was happy with my Pixel at start but each update made ... morethen go for Huawei, it seems like they never brings update to their products XD just like my Huawei Media Pad M2. OS still Lollipop, other tab with similar specs have received Marshmallow or Nougat
Not planning on getting the next Pixel. Was happy with my Pixel at start but each update made the device worse and worse. Gonna get a phone that doesn't update so frequently and actually takes their time to check them.
HTC was also the manufacturer of the tablet Nexus 9 , it may not be a coincidence, even if Pixel C was made in-house by Google.
AnonD-145833, 25 Apr 2017If Google want to prove the usefulness of their voice assistant then why aren't they making on... more4.2 inch? Why not 2 inches like the old phones, or 3 inches like old resistive touch phones?!
Less than 4.5 inch doesn't make any sense in this era
Hm. So 5/5.5 and 6inch Versions? I kinda prefer tovtake faith in two smartphones+Tablet path.
HTC keep decent top and bottom bezels for decent size! I can't wait to see the next Pixels!
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2017Do not forget XZ outsales Pixel and Pixel XLyeah probably on earth-2 or earth-19.
Hardly news. The pixel's high price justifies it needing the top of the line chipset.
Google has a contract with htc to manufacturer the pixel and pixel 2. Considering the latest htc phones are garbage and the numerous problems they had with the pixel, I would't be surprised if they jumped the sinking htc ship for the pixel 3.
MaxSmarties, 24 Apr 2017They failed miserably the first time.... Trying again with the same mistake? A Google phone ca... moreWhen asked to the authorities of google pixel about making their next model affordable, Their reply was "The google pixel will remain as a premium model". It won't be surprising to see the next pixel devices will be at least 200-300$ more expensive than the previous ones. It is very clear that they have no plans to build any budget devices. I was on waiting list when I ordered one on December 2016 and was told by the Google customer care that the phone will be available in January 2017. I'm glad I chose to leave the waiting list after getting to know about its flare in the camera. Still not sure, if they fixed it. I have visited a Google kiosk recently and was stunned to listen to their representative say that google got no plans to make more pixel or xl devices and they have other technologies like Nest home systems, self learning thermostats and other home based automated technologies they have invested in. It was very evident from that guy's reply, why the google store doesn't sell any more pixel devices. They made a decent profit out of their first pixel smartphones even though the build quality was so cheap and poor.The hardware and software section of the device scored better. Regardless, they left their impressions in some of the users that the pixel is something they cannot compare with any other devices. The huge waiting list for their devices is another strategy to make that one of the most demanded smartphones of 2016-2017. Let's see, if their new devices will keep up to the mark.