Why Didn't Google Make Their Own Chipset for Pixel Phones?

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Why didn't Google made their own chipset for Pixel phones? Because if Google wanted to do that they should have started years ago. Since they didn't, if they wanted to start designing custom chipsets, they would need at least five to eight years to match Apple's current performance. It takes years and years. It isn't something that you just start doing and have a working product in a year or two.


Google Leak Suggests It's Terrified Of More Pixel Problems

Forbes - Tech

Google will, apparently, be taking a much more hands-on approach with its upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. According to Ryan Whitwam the firm will take an approach more like Apple's, including the manufacture of the devices by Foxconn. It seems pretty clear that Google is trying to avoid the somewhat humiliating experience of last year's Pixel 2 XL. If you don't remember then let me remind you - the OLED screen in that device was reported as being "disappointing" and there were issues with smearing and also reports of a burn in. Some users also report random screen flashes.


5 reasons to choose Google's Pixel 3 over an iPhone or Galaxy phone

ZDNet

On Oct. 9 Google will full unveil its next-generation flagship smartphones, likely to be called the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. We know a few things about the phones now. CES and MWC are over and it's time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. For example, previous leaks have demonstrated wireless charging, -- a first for Pixel devices -- and there will be a notch on the larger Pixel 3. Based off of what we already know about Google's approach to the Pixel line, below are 5 reasons you should pick upcoming Google's Pixel phone over Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy lineup. Don't worry, you won't have to wait long -- Google will begin taking pre-orders immediately following the event.


Week In Wearables: Google Pixel Watch Predicted, Apple-Compatible Headgear, Samsung Watch Tipped

Forbes - Tech

This week saw leaks suggesting that Google is working on its own smartwatch, perhaps called the Pixel Watch. There's a cycling helmet you can control with an Apple Watch and rumors leak of smartwatches with Wear OS. The Week in Wearables is a news digest, out each midweek, focused on some of the things that have happened in the world of tech you can wear on your wrist, perch on your head, stick in your ear, sling around your waist, tuck into the small of your back or, well, you get the idea. According to Paul Lamkin on Forbes, the latest figures from industry analyst Canalys indicate strong demand for health-centric devices. Sales, Canalys says were around 20.5 million in the first three months of the year.


Is Apple iPhone 7 Better Than Samsung Galaxy S7 Or Google Pixel? Camera Comparisons Between Phones

International Business Times

Google made its big play in the world of smartphones when it debuted its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones Tuesday. Tech outlets have already compared them to the top smartphones on the market now, including Apple's iPhone 7 and Samsung's Galaxy S7. The features and capabilities – from the design to going "under the hood" – have been the subject of exhaustive analysis. With the debut of each of the three phones, one of the hottest common topics has been their cameras. And on the heels of Pixel launch, many outlets have reported that the capabilities of Google's cameras are well-matched to that of the Galaxy S7 and the new iPhone 7. The Galaxy and iPhone feature 12MP cameras while Pixel offers 12.3 MP, and all three models are pushing cameras that capture enviable images in low light.