Pixel Phone Made by Google and How it Stack up Against Apple

google's pixel phone

The latest Google’s Pixel phones are finally arrived by stepping into the smartphone competition to show what a new Android version looks like. The Pixel phones features software integration to premier Google’s services, including Google Assistant, Google Photos with unlimited cloud storage and Daydream -Mobile Virtual Reality.

The competition between smartphones is thinner than ever, unique features have become more common and more important than pure specifications between devices. Every major smartphone can take great photos, work faster, and run the apps smoothly so that the buying decision is becoming tougher than ever before. Today’s smartphone market is an extremely competitive market, with the major companies like Apple, Samsung, LG, and more. After a long waiting period, Google has controls over both hardware and software with the Pixel superior smartphone entry.

Google does not want to specifically compete with its own partners such as Samsung, LG and others, but their latest smartphone Pixel is much more likely to compete with Samsung rather than. An overview of new Pixel phones, they actually look like Apple’s latest iPhone 7 or a little too similar, but it could attract long-time iPhone owners who are waiting to switch to Android without sacrificing design. In the past days swapping your iPhone to Android almost meant settling for a phone made from cheap and tacky plastic but it is no longer true, now Android makers also have stepped up in the premium smartphone game.

Coming to specifications, Pixel phones are the first devices to offer Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which is the latest and most powerful in the market, this chip can compete with Apple’s  iPhone 7 processor A10 Fusion. 4GB of RAM, which is more than in iPhone 7 that will make a difference while doing multiple tasks.

The main concern to some Android users is that the Pixel phones are lacking few features such as wireless charging, but it has rapid recharge capability, charging in just 15 minutes , users can get 7 hours of battery life. The Pixel devices are not water-resistant, and no stereo speakers like the latest iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 Plus is really changing the photography game in smartphones by dipping into its dual-lens camera and optical image stabilization. On the other side, Google’s Pixel camera also looks good on paper by touted a DXOMark of 89 rating, which is the highest rating ever for a smartphone in the present market.

3.5mm jack in Pixel phone is satisfyingly not new in Pixel which is a reference to Apple’s decision to eliminate the port in their latest smartphone iPhone 7, irritated some customers.

Pixel phones are the first devices to offer the latest version of Android 7.1 Nougat, it delivers a whole host of improvements including Google Assistant integration and new shortcuts. Nougat also offers added features, like the ability to use multiple apps simultaneously in split-screen mode.

However, this time branding is explicitly Google, the name of the event says “Made by Google”. Google is presenting the Pixel as their phone, not an Android phone with stock firmware.

Google Assistant is Google’s a new strategy to rule voice search world

Google assistant conversation

Voice search is growing, and Google is investing heavily in products that utilize this voice technology. This voice search engine has gained traction in recent years, adults and teens began the experience of Voice Search’s ability to get quick answers to their questions, show directions and so on. By 2014, Google had taken an extreme interest in voice search and voice recognition and answers, and Google felt that voice search was the future.

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced in 2016 Google’s I/O keynote that 20 percent of all queries are voice searches through Android smart devices, and this number is growing. Google unveiled an upgrade of Google Now, a virtual assistant called Google Assistant. In this upgraded version, you can ask multiple questions for an answer like a clear conversation till get the right answer and it works like as a personal and conversational assistant.

Google already knew that users are increasingly interacting with Google search for information, Google also helps users searching for the world’s information but trying help users  in daily tasks. Google Assistant uses the new advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence, natural language processing, voice recognition and translation to provide improved and assistive user experience, which makes Google speech recognition the clearest and most accurate voice recognition software in the world.

Google Home device brings Google Assistant:

Google also announced it’s new Google Home, which is built in Google Assistant and like a voice-activated home assistant. It is a direct competitor to Amazon Echo also called Alexa and Apple’s Siri. Google Assistant lets every customer enjoy entertainment, manage everyday tasks, and get the right answer from Google. With a simple voice command, you can ask to play a favorite song, set a timer for the oven to prepare food, check your flight, or turn on your lights. The hardware of Google Assistant is designed to fit your home with in different colors and materials. Google Home will be released later this year.

How Google Assistant helps to get things done:

Here Google Assistant combines machine learning and web search to understand what a user is asking and responds to them based on the  user’s request. Google search has been serving users to get information to complete the tasks done by a user itself, but Google Assistant is going beyond that, aiming to understand your requests and helps you get things done. It makes it easy to buy movie tickets while on the go, to find that desired and nearby restaurant for your family to grab a quick bite before the film starts, and then helps you navigate to the theater.

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