Google Could Finally Overtake Apple with AI Hardware Like This

Bill Rogers
October 9, 2017

We touched on how the Pixel 2 and 2 XL's numerous design discrepancies feel like a weird step back to the Nexus days. This device is compatible only with a handful set of phones such as Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Galaxy S7, S8, S8+, and iPhones.

Google's desire to go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market has been made abundantly clear with the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and its corresponding earbuds.

In short, at the launch of Google's latest and greatest smartphone, the Pixel 2, Osterloh has come right out and stated that smartphones are reaching parity, that flagship handsets are getting to be pretty much the same. When the user speaks to the assistant "OK Google, what's this song?" the user can see a listening bar at the bottom. A recent update brings in some Android Oreo features and functionalities to the launcher.

All these hardware and software capabilities were reflected in Google last year's launch of Pixel smartphone.

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Pixel smartphones have an app that finds information with its camera. Both of them have dual camera 12-megapixel each but the aperture size if different. Now Playing is exclusive to Pixel devices for now. And although the specs of the devices are impressive, the price tag certainly represents a gamble from the mega-corporation. In India, it costs around Rs. 150 for the plus version.

With all the rumors about the Apple iPhone X possibly arriving late, a lot of people felt like Google could eventually benefit from that but according to the latest reports, it looks like Google won't be able to take advantage of Apple's delay. Trade-ins are also widely available online, and it is notable that the developer has actually been rather reasonable with Apple trade-ins in particular.

If you are thinking of buying a new Pixel 2, will these two new features make that more likely? We will have to still wait for Google's confirmation on the feature whether it will be widely rolled out or will be specific to certain countries.

Unlike Apple's AirPods, the Pixel Buds are linked with a cable, which makes them harder to lose and lets users wear them around their neck when not listening to music. Synced with Google Clip app on Android and iOS using Bluetooth LE and WiFi Direct, this tiny device can help with quick recording. Verizon has particularly led the way in this department, with the carrier reporting that it is likely to sell out rather rapidly due to overwhelming demand for the device. They are both crammed with new features, but there was a notable omission: the headphone jack. Official note from Google suggests that it will offer up to three hours of smart capture on a single charge. A $30 activation fee is also charged, but the United States carrier waives the $35 restocking fee if you have any regrets within 14 days.

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