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If you've following the buzz, then you'll be knowing that Google, the search giant and the driving force behind Android had its annual hardware product event, "Made by Google" last night where they introduced a slew of new hardware devices. Among the devices that were announced, we have the new Google Homes, Mini and Max, the wireless pixel buds, the new Daydream VR headset, the candid camera, Google Clips, and last but most importantly the new Pixel devices!
The focus of this article is primarily going to be on the new Pixels, the highlight of the show!
What has changed/New Additions
So, I'll highlight the snapshots of it all instead of boring you with blocks of text:
The new Pixels, in essence, represent Google to its core. Instead of going for the same infinity/bezeless/... design, Google has opted for a more ergonomic design. To coin their design philosophy in one word, I'd call it, "Practical". Google has chosen to go with its strengths instead of competing in the catch-up race with the likes of Samsung, Apple etc.
Another dimension to the new Pixels is in terms of software. Besides what has been stated, Google is banking a lot on the AI aspect of these devices. Google Assistant seems to be the future for Google with it becoming more and more ubiquitous every single day. Google made a bold statement last night where they said, "You shouldn't have to adapt to your new phone. It should adapt to you!" and I kind of agree. Looks like only time will tell how these phones will perform but if I were to guess, they'd be selling like hotcakes off storefronts if marketed properly!
Pricing and availability:
In India, both the Pixel 2 and XL 2 shall be available from the first week of November and pre-booking have already begun since last night! It'll be available online first and if indications are correct, Google Homes (Google managed offlines retail stores) are coming to India quite soon. Prices begin at Rs. 61,000 for the Pixel 2 (64GB) and go for as high as Rs. 82,000 for the Pixel XL 2 (128GB).
Image credits: GSMArena and Phonearena.
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