Google may have a mid-range Pixel in the works

Google might say goodbye to their premium-only marketing strategy for its Pixel line, and in doing so, could release a mid-range Pixel. This could happen as soon as July or August, according to the latest rumors from India. But why are they doing this?

This mid-range Pixel wouldn’t necessarily be intended for the global market, but instead perhaps for emerging markets, such as India. In those regions, expensive devices like Pixels have a hard time reaching high sales figures. This is especially critical for Google, as the company is interested in getting its services such as Google Home and Google Assistant to the people. Last year, there were already rumors about a cheaper Pixel, but Google’s hardware boss Rick Osterloh refuted those claims early on.

Economic Times magazine has cited four industry sources that are said to have indicated the release of a new mig-range Pixel. It should reach the market in July or August. The Pixel 3’s release is scheduled to align with India’s Diwali Festival, which takes place on November 7th. Google doesn’t want to be overly aggressive, and instead, this step is meant to make the brand’s own smartphones more established.

A Pixel for publicity, not profit

These claims are of course not verifiable, and at first appear baffling. Google is hardly going to make much money on a mid-range Pixel device. This kind of release would only make sense for Google if its own branding were to be brought more into focus. In terms of function, there is little added value in a mid-range Pixel. Finally, Android Go and Android One would take over the tasks of the Pixel smartphones and offer all the important Google services.

It is unlikely that Google will enter the low-margin mid-range device market in Western countries, where users can easily pick up the latest top-range Pixel through carriers. In these regions, it would be more promising for them to collaborate with ambitious manufacturers, such as Nokia.

Instead, a mid-range smartphone could be Google’s way of asserting itself as a hardware manufacturer in emerging markets such as India. After mainly being known as a search engine and software company, Google is increasingly pushing its own hardware centered around the Assistant.

The Mountain View company is prepared to subsidize its hardware in order to reach as many people as possible-the cheap price of the Google Home Mini proves this. Perhaps not coincidentally, Google Home has just launched in India.

It could well be that in important price-sensitive emerging markets like India, Google sees the need to assert its brand as a manufacturer more strongly in the face of competition from the likes of OnePlus and Huawei.

Overall, it looks like Google is shifting from a relatively hands-off approach to a more Apple-style promotion of the One True Way, with an ecosystem of software and hardware centered around Assistant and a connected home. It’s here where a mid-range Pixel device, running Android P, could be crucial in cementing the Google brand in price-conscious markets early on.

Do you think there will be a mid-range Pixel to make Android Go and Android One more competitive? What do you think would be Google’s reasons for making one?

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Google Pixel 3: AOSP code reveals improved networking

The second generation of the Google’s Pixel phones arrived last year, and for 2018, we hope to get our hands on the third. The Google Pixel 3 is already in progress, and we’re starting to hear more about it now, including some details on improved networking.

AOSP code mentions Pixel 3

The team over at XDA Developers got its hands on AOSP, where it found a configuration element that would show how the new Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), HAL V_1_2, would be compatible only with Pixel 3. In plain English, it’s an interface layer that acts as a bridge between the Android framework and hardware. The new automatic network selection is based on HAL V_1_2, so to go straight to the point, the future Pixel 3 could scan for networks more quickly or offer exclusive radio features.

This HAL, combined with the new API dedicated to network scanning, which is mentioned several times in the code, could allow the device to reduce energy consumption during network scanning–one of the factors that weighs most on the battery. But we can only guess for now.

Made by LG or HTC?

Around five million Pixel phones have been sold worldwide, and if it weren’t for limited supply, Google might have been able to sell even more. The Investor, a Korean news site, reports that an industry insider says “Google is seeking a new partner for the phone’s stable supply,” and that it is likely LG may even help produce some of the upcoming Pixel 2 phones, which are to be launched later this year.

HTC, the manufacturer of the Pixel phones thus far, would be out of the picture, it seems, and LG would be taking up the task of producing Google’s phones again. LG previously made the firm’s Nexus smartphones in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Google may even be planning to invest around $ 900 million in LG Display’s OLED production, according to The Investor’s sources. Though all of this is merely unconfirmed speculation according to LG.

It will run Android 9.0 P natively

The Pixel 3 will run Android P. The name of the future software version is still a mystery but the first Developer Preview has already been released and you can take a look at the first features implemented:

AndroidPIT android p 1091 The Pixel 3 devices will get the upcoming Android P. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Let us know what you think of these Pixel 3 rumors in the comments!

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Why you should still consider the first Pixel

The Pixel smartphone was officially released over a year and a half ago and continues to have the reputation as one of the best smartphones on the scene. Google Pixels offer many advantages over other smartphones, and the first version is still a fantastic option, even now. Here’s why you should consider buying the first edition.

Pure and updated software

It may sound obvious, but one of the main reasons to buy any Google Pixel is having bloat-free software and a simple, clean user experience. Smartphones that offer a stock Android version without unnecessary applications are fast and efficient.

Pixels offer the best Android experience of any smartphone

The advantage of having a smartphone that is 100% Google is that your device will always be one of the first to be updated. Monthly security updates, fixed bugs, performance improvements or design changes – this is the best experience Google’s mobile operating system has to offer. It provides updates for the next 2 years after release, including monthly updates with security patches.

AndroidPIT android p 1079 For the time being, only Pixels can be equipped with the Android P Developer Preview. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

You can enjoy the latest Android update as soon as it is officially released with your Pixel. So you won’t have to wait weeks or even months to get the new features. Developers and tech enthusiasts alike who are interested in the new version of Android P can also install the first developer preview on their device.

The design still scores some points

The first generation of Google Pixels don’t shine aesthetically, as the design isn’t particularly original, and they don’t have bezel-less displays. I have to admit, however, that I still prefer the design and feel of the first generation of the Pixel. The metal body has a less ‘plastic’ feel and the glass panel on the back that houses the fingerprint reader look better than they do on the Pixel 2.

AndroidPIt google pixel XL 9727 The box contains a small surprise. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

It’s true, in the front you won’t find a bezel-less display or an 18:9 format, but for some users this could be a positive design choice. Unlike on the new Pixels, the camera doesn’t jut out, making the back of the phone much smoother and sleeker.

The camera has stood the test of time

If there’s one aspect that impressed us with the launch of the range, it’s the camera. This is one reason why this phone is a more than valid choice almost two years after its release. The shots are of an excellent quality and will definitely meet your expectations (even high ones!).

The first generation Pixels boasted the world’s best smartphone camera and kept this title for a while until its successor, the Pixel 2 XL, the Galaxy S9 Plus, and now the Huawei P20 Pro (with its triple camera setup) arrived on the scene.

AndroidPIt google pixel XL 9856 No longer the best, but keeps up without a doubt keeps up with the competition. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Pixels have a 12.3 megapixel sensor (4:3 format), which is almost the same as the Pixel 2, and an aperture of f/2.0. Google’s processing and machine learning means it takes great photos. In addition, first-generation Google smartphones have an exclusive camera application that effectively process images, even in HDR+.

The price has more than halved

Let’s talk about the cost. The Google smartphones that marked the end of the Nexus program made heads turn because of the price. But more than a year later, the price tag has been greatly reduced (by almost half), making the Pixel and Pixel XL a real bargain.

Just to make a comparison, at the same figure of these smartphones (about $ 500) you can get your hands on a Sony Xperia XA2 or a Huawei P20 Lite that are good phones, but not top-range.

AndroidPIt google pixel XL 9852 Tempted by the Pixel? / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

What’s your opinion of Pixel smartphones? Do you already have one, or are you going to buy one? Let us know in the comments!

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Now you can download the exclusive Google Pixel 2 wallpapers

Google’s smartphones, better known as Pixels, offer exclusive features to users, both in terms of software and hardware. One of the features worth mentioning are the Pixel 2 wallpapers. Did you know you can still have them on your device?

Google has published some new wallpapers for the Pixel 2 line as well a video of the device’s production from November 2017. The images were taken by photographer Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree. And the images aren’t just graphic creations, which makes the project quite interesting.

The Google Design team published the images for smartphones in 2560 x 2880 resolution and the images for computers with 1600 x 2880 pixels. You can find wallpapers for smartphones on Google Drive. If you want to make your smartphone look more like Pixel 2, we invite you to read our article, which will explain how to transform your device into a Google Pixel 2.

DY08efbX4AAZSEM.jpg large Here are the wallpapers of the Google Pixel 2. / © Google Design

What do you think of these Pixel 2 wallpapers? Are you planning on downloading them?

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Made by Google: the design secret behind Pixel phones revealed

Most Android fans out there probably had a Nexus smartphone at some point. Together with other manufacturers (HTC, Samsung, LG, Huawei) Google released a Nexus smartphone that provided a demo device for Android: showcasing the best it can offer. 

For example, anyone who wanted to enjoy Android 4.4 Kitkat with all of its features bought a Nexus 5, and thanks to the reasonable pricing, it was a hit for app developers and Android enthusiasts alike. It was so successful that the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 gave the impression that Nexus smartphones were a bargain. In fact, Nexus smartphones were usually expensive, including the latest Nexus smartphones, the 5X and 6P.

AndroidPIT Nexus 5x Nexus 5X: The last of its kind / © AndroidPIT

Then again the Nexus 5 was already a turning point for Google devices. Up until this device, Nexus phones have been pure Android. But with the Nexus 5 introduced some minor changes. Hangouts replaced Android’s SMS app and the launcher was also initially exclusive to the Nexus 5.

Nevertheless, the Nexus series has always tried to show off what Android can do. Developers were able to test the latest features, as they were quickly updated to the latest Android version.

pixel 2 xl design 2 A smartphone contains a lot of modern technology / © Google LLC

What changes did 2016 bring?

Why not a new Nexus 7 or Nexus 6?

Alberto Villarreal, Creative Lead/Industrial Design Manager, sees the pixel series as a necessary evolution: “It is always difficult to understand different [partner] teams and their skills. We were therefore unable to establish a common design line. In a way, it was a constant dance and we realized that we had to bring all the steps of smartphone development to Google.”

alberto villarreal 02 Alberto Villarreal sat down with us to talk about the design process for Google smartphones / © AndroidPIT

Google has therefore moved away from Nexus, and embarked on its next project: Pixel smartphones. Now, Google has taken over the design, construction and all other development steps, and only the manufacturing process is outsourced to a partner, which is currently HTC.

AndroidPIT Google Pixel2 blue 1771 The Pixel 2 was created solely by Google / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Pixel smartphones have a new goal in mind: they aren’t showing the best of Android, but the best of Google, and this is clearly evident with Google Assistant.

This core feature in the first Pixel generation wasn’t really impressive at that stage. But if you look interact with Google Home (or Mini), you’ll notice the advancement of Assistant to a point where it is actually very useful at controlling your smart home. Looking back, it’s clear why Google needed to work on Assistant: The competition isn’t sleeping – especially Amazon with Alexa.

Google’s vision is clear: The smartphone is the center piece to an ecosystem of devices. 

Technology is only half the battle

But great technology alone is not enough. The capabilities of modern smartphones can be complex and overwhelming, so Alberto Villarreal therefore sees the importance in the design of technology, and is particularly proud of Pixel 2 XL. which so far, is his favorite smartphone

pixel 2 xl design 5 There are a lot of steps leading to the final design / © Google LLC

How is a smartphone made?

“How do you go about designing a smartphone?”, is something I wanted to ask Villarreal. Ultimately, it is a process in which designers and engineers try out ideas. Prototypes and design experiments are constantly being created. Sometimes the work starts on a sheet of paper, and sometimes design concepts are already prepared in advance.

pixel 2 xl design 3 Prototypes of the Pixel 2 / © Google LLC

In Mountain View, the team had a seemingly endless number of prototypes for the Pixel 2 (XL) sitting in the drawer. At the prototype stage, ideas are tested, evaluated and implemented. Eventually, they have to decide on the smaller details, deciding what the final finish will look like, to choosing how blue or orange a design accent should be.

That certain something

With Pixel 2 XL and its cases, there are some details that make you smile without being too over-the-top. For example, the orange power button on the Panda Edition of the Pixel 2 XL, and the Google Home Mini is available in a bright, unusual color, and this type of design choice makes things interesting. “These are the small elements that give our products that certain something,” says Villarreal. “The secret of the Google design is these smaller details, which in your busy and sometimes stressful everyday life, can make you smile”.

pixel 2 xl design 8 Designing a smartphone is a complex process / © Google LLC

Google uses fabric on many devices, including on the cases for the Pixel 2 XL and the Daydream VR glasses, for example. However, there are differences. The phone case material is more robust and durable, whereas the VR glasses are made with softer, finer fabric which feels more luxurious to the touch.

Villarreal is enthusiastic about the use of these kind of materials due to the versatility of them. The use of different fabric structures is dependent on the product, for example, the cases suit the tough and more resistant materials due to the way we use them. If we want something to protect our phones, it must be tough and long-lasting. 

In addition to the materials, Google also has another consistent design choice that characterizes the devices in this series, which are the contrasting colors. You can see this color split on Google Home, Pixel Smartphones, Pixelbook, and even on the Pixel pen or the Home Mini display. With both the distinctive design and Assistant, the devices are given a common theme and identity. 

google pixel event 2017 family You can recognize a Google product from its design / © Google

That is perhaps the bottom line: in the past, Google often had a rather simple technical-looking design that wasn’t very appealing. This approach has become a thing of the past. If Google wants to remain as successful as they are right now with Assistant, then every detail has to be perfected. Without an appealing design, a product cannot be successfully marketed. 

The design of the Pixel smartphone looks great, don’t you think? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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