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Google Unveils ‘Pixel’ Smartphone, takes another Leap into $400 Billion Smartphone Market

The phone is expected to sell for $649, about the same as Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy

Sabrina Ellis, Google director of product management, talks about the new Google Pixel phone during a product event in San Francisco, California, Oct. 4, 2016. VOA

October 5, 2016: Google is taking another leap into the $400 billion smartphone market.

While the company’s software, Android, runs millions of phones worldwide, Google unveiled a line of smartphones called Pixel at an event Tuesday.

The phone is expected to sell for $649, about the same as Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy.

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Pixel will come in two sizes, 12.7 centimetres and 14 centimetres, and three colours, black, silver and blue. In addition to a premium camera and long battery life, the company is expected to use Pixel to highlight a digital assistant software called “Google Assistant.”

The software uses artificial intelligence that would create a “personal Google for each and every user,” according to Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO.

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Pixel is built by HTC, but Google has reportedly been in on the design, leading to the “phone by Google” branding. The phones are powered by a Snapdragon 821.

Google also said it would offer free unlimited cloud storage for all, full-resolution images and videos shot with Pixel.

Pixel will not be Google’s first move into the smartphone market. In the past, the company sold phones and tablets under the Nexus brand. The company did not heavily market the phones, which limited their popularity.

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Pixel will be powered by Google’s Android operating system, which powers most of the world’s smartphones At Tuesday’s event, the company said the phones will run on a cleaner version of Android than on other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7. Google said the Pixel version would be faster.

The Bloomberg news service called Google’s move into the smartphone market “risky” but said it likely is spurred by the company’s desire to “ensure distribution for its web services, and more complex offerings like virtual and augmented reality.”

Google has not said how much it has spent on Pixel. (VOA)

  • Diksha Arya

    This is so amazing… can’t wait for the launch…

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Google Assistant Revamps its Interface on Android Devices

The blog-post however, does not specify by when would the update be available for both, iOS and Android, globally

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A Google logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, VOA

Google has revamped its “Assistant” virtual helper with a new interface on Android devices that comes with bigger visuals, new control options and interactive messaging along with other new features.

“The new design combines the best of text and talk on your phone, giving you the relevant information right when you need it. Using ‘Assistant’ now you can interact with images, sliders and buttons to get the help you need in a fraction of the time,” Manuel Bronstein, Vice President of Product, Google Assistant, wrote in a blog-post on Wednesday.

The make-over gives developers and brands new tools to utilise touchscreen within “Assistant” itself.

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‘Google Assistant’ gets a new interface for phones. (IANS)

“Starbucks now has thumbnails to select from recommended items on their menus, Food Network has larger images of their recipes, and FitStar uses GIFs to give you a preview of your workout,” Bronstein added.

The blog-post however, does not specify by when would the update be available for both, iOS and Android, globally.

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“Google Assistant” was introduced by the search-engine giant two years ago to allow users to interact with their devices using voice, touch and now, even with the combination of the two. (IANS)