Google Pixel was the star of Google’s October 4th show, completely overshadowing Android 7.1 Nougat. In fact, Google barely mentioned the update at all, except that Pixel will be the first device to run the newest OS ahead of the Nexus line.
Turns out, a big reason for that is that many of the newest features that were shown off with the Pixel were Pixel features and not Android features. Read more
If this analyst is correct, Google will ship million of units of its new phone in 2016.
We’ve been waiting years for Google to develop both the hardware and the software for a single phone, but ultimately the company has let us down every time our hopes got high. Google is beginning a new chapter this year in which the future is under its control. Despite the pivot to be engaged in hardware just as much as software, backlash is bountiful.
In the weeks leading up to Google’s big unveiling of the Pixel and Pixel XL, lots of questions started to surface about the future of the Nexus brand. These were partially fueled by rumors of a new Huawei built, Nexus branded tablet and others who thought Google may use the Pixel brand only for their premium devices. However, Hiroshi Lockheimer who heads up the Android team at Google says in an interview with Bloomberg that that are no plans for any new or additional Nexus devices, signaling the brand has been effectively killed off. Read more
During Google’s big fall unveiling event yesterday, in between presentations by different Google reps we were treated to a variety of videos highlighting some of the products. However, to get things kicked off Google turned to the world of fiction as seen in the hit show Silicon Valley thanks to an intro video featuring the characters Dinesh and Gilfoyle. The video was a nice comedic touch and now you can check it out via YouTube if you missed it or just want to re-live the antics. Read more
Okay, the Google Pixel (and especially the Pixel XL) is expensive. Like, absolutely highest-end smartphone expensive. Google’s not coming off the price, but they have a deal that might make it just a little bit easier to swallow. Read more
It was anything but a slow Tuesday in San Francisco. Google, one of the world’s most powerful technology companies, set itself on a path to be competitive in hardware after spending two decades investing in software. We saw everything from phones to routers debut with releases scheduled for this year.
Since there was a lot going on, we put together a video that recaps Google’s entire October 4 event.
Hit the break for the video.
Long a weak spot for Google in their ability to sell products through the Google Store, the company has teamed up with Synchrony Bank to offer new financing options for any purchase of $149 or more. The timing could not be better for Google with the release of new products today that qualify for financing options, including the Pixel phone and the new Google Home device. However, older devices also qualify like the Pixel C and the CASIO Smart Outdoor Watch. Read more
It’s a new era at Google since the company’s newest device, the Pixel, is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. But Google’s distribution isn’t all that different. The Google Store and Best Buy will still offer unlocked models; however, one popular carrier has been added to the mix to give access to the Pixel to millions of people.
Everyone is trying to get their hands on the Pixel and Pixel XL, so we’re showing you where you can get Google’s 2016 flagship in the United States.
These are the colors you can get the Google Pixel in — Quite Black, Really Blue, and Very Silver. The middle one, however, is exclusive to U.S. consumers.