Google has unveiled a smartphone that may change the way mobile developers see Android devices.
The company this week introduced its Pixel smartphone, a device that features an all-day battery, unlimited photo and video storage and a Google Assistant to help end users receive instant responses to any questions, at any time.
As Google's answer to the iPhone, the Pixel features both Google hardware and software. The Pixel is designed to provide end users with a "fast, seamless and easy-to-use experience," Google asserted. Some of the handset's features include:
- Glass-aluminum body
- AMOLED screen
- The "highest-rated smartphone camera"
The Pixel may prove to be a valuable device, one that offers many benefits for mobile developers and consumers alike. However, Google likely has plenty of work ahead if it wants the Pixel to become a true "iPhone killer."
The fact that every phone ends up being dubbed as an 'iPhone Killer' proves why the iPhone is the best phone in the world. #GooglePixel— Mihir Bijur (@MihirBijur) October 5, 2016
Google has also set the bar high for the Pixel, and as such, it may be difficult for Google to meet or surpass consumers' expectations.
Can't wait to see how Google manufactures, markets, sells and services ¼ billion Pixel phones, in 130+ countries, profitably. #Daydream— Kontra (@counternotions) October 5, 2016
Regardless, the Pixel will be available Oct. 20, and many consumers have already pre-ordered the device.
Google Pixel: Ordered.— Taras Maksimuk (@TechRax) October 6, 2016