Google is ready to take on another tech giant. With the Pixel units out, the competition can get testy as iPhone 7 engages against its newly-released rival.
The search engine giant's confidence has been overwhelming as manifested during one of its promotional tour for its new flagships. On stage, an iPhone with a message indicating 'storage full' has been presented as an example which the Pixel has resolved with is unlimited full resolution video and image backups utilizing Google Cloud storage.
Judging that the Pixel and Pixel XL as the first android phones to carry the Google brand, the company may have a point in going the extra mile to put Apple's product on the spot. With iPhone 7 strengthening its market hold, Google needs to put the Pixel specifications on the line to see just how competitive these items are.
Google's flagships are available in 5-inch and 5.5-inch aluminum-framed units. Both are powered by Qualcomm's up-to-date Snapdragon 821 processor. The Android 7.1 Nougat runs both Pixel devices.
In terms of image presentation, Google's new products are equipped with 12-megapixel cameras plus a large 1.55mm pix rear-facing unit that bolsters low-light portrayal. This is one category where the Pixel is ahead by a mile from its closest competitors considering that DxOMark analysts have given the item an 89-rating for its photo tracking performance.
The presence of a virtual voice in the Pixel makes it the first android smartphone to be integrated with the Google Assistant. The digital helper replaces Google Now and Google Voice search features.
According to Ana Corrales, Vice President of Global Operations and Google Store, the Assistant will represent the next wave of computing for the next decade considering that this virtual voice is driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence that will further enhance its functions.
Compared to the other smartphones, Pixel has Google Photos in its corner to provide limitless full resolution extra storage to accommodate lots and lots of files. It will be the first product to possess the most recent 4G version to institute the quickest data speed.
In addition, Pixel and Pixel XL will also become the first android units to be compatible with Google's VR headset, the Daydream View.