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5 Ways How Google’s Pixel Steals The Cake From Apple and Samsung

Google has just unveiled their Pixel and Pixel XL. Two rumored variants along with many other specifications were also confirmed a few moments ago.

Running and walking in two variants, Google really showed what Android maker is capable of tonight. Packing some of the highest end specifications, Google’s Pixel also plays a great role in integrating the best of what Google can offer. Holding onto an iPhone 5c, I should be looking forward by now. Anyways, here’s the best of what Google brings to the table with their Pixel and Pixel XL.

01| A Newer, but Better Google! – Google Assistant

Google has played a major role in the software industry. With the Pixels, Google is looking forward to the next revolution in computing.

CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai explained how technology has evolved over the years. From the first PC, to the Web, to smartphones, and now AI. Sundar Pichai expressed his desire on how Google is expanding in perfecting AI to the human level and showed how close AI is getting to human levels.

With the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is integrating their new Google Assistant that is more natural and fluent. Google wants it to be a “Unique Google for every individual”. Google’s new Google Assistant works with other apps as well allowing for a more seamless workflow.

Google’s new Assistant makes it more conversational and understands your workflow. It could make reservations, learn images, translate languages and is continuously learning more languages.

02| Unlimited Storage

Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL comes in two variants, a 32GB variant and a 128GB variant. Google fired some shots at Apple with a “low storage” screenshot. Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL come with unlimited cloud storage for your media and 4k videos allowing you to free up some space if you opted for the 32GB variant.

03| The Best Smartphone Camera, Says DXOMark

“All hail Samsung and Apple for their latest flagships” was the mindset for many users before today when hunting for a phone with a great camera. While Apple and Google are going head to head, Google gave DXOMark a test drive to test out the Pixel, and they were impressed.

In the keynote, Google announced some features available for the Pixel camera. And they were impressive indeed. With some neat software and algorithm tweaks up their sleeves, they managed to showcase some amazing images at the stage. The camera could also records videos upto 4K/30FPS.

At this moment, DXOMark has pushed the Google Pixel to the top of their charts with a score of 89 which sits above the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7. Images shown on DXOMark showed some excellent results in favour of Google’s new Pixel smartphone. Here’s a shot, courtesy of DXOMark:

(We do not own any of these images, all credit goes to DXOMark)

Image Credit DXMark Notice the color reproduction on the trees and the dynamic range in the sky.

04|Built-In 24/7 Customer Support

While Amazon has been providing customer service built-right into their tablets for a few years now. It’s nice to see Google implement the same strategy over here. Users can easily diagnose and their issues solved thanks to the customer service that’s open 24/7. Users can also share their screen to futher enhace the engagement between the user and the agent to get the issue solved seamlessly.

Voice and Chat are options to interact with the agent by simply entering the settings. Simple enough indeed!

05|The 3.5mm Headphone Jack – Ouch

While many Apple fans raged on Apple cutting off the 3.5mm jack that was widely adopted. Throughout, Google was seen to be firing shots at Apple for many features, and most notably, the 3.5mm jack that was cut off in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus recently.

How do you feel about Google’s new Pixel? Let us know in the comments below.

Usman Abdul Jabbar

21, Tech Enthusiast, Founder/Managing Editor at GeeksULTD and a stduent at the Holberton School. Passionate about UI Design and competitive Counter-Strike Global Offensive gaming. To contact me, follow me, or even constructively criticize me, contact me however you feel is right!
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