While Google’s announcements are never extravagant and almost never as large as Apple’s, the search-engine giant putting a lot of effort in publicising its October 4th event. Many cities, especially New York, have posters, banners and even physical “things” that display Google’s ad:
The big deal: new Pixel phones.
Google is said to sway away from the Nexus branding to move to making phone hardware itself. The new Pixel phones (Pixel XL - 5.5” and Pixel - 5”, Android Authority says) will be highly optimised Android phones with great specs and Daydream VR compatibility. These phones are probably inspired by the iPhone, because Apple’s in-house hardware has allowed Apple to control the user experience and keep phones snappy and quick. If Google pulls off this phone with specially designed Android for it, it could make for some serious competition to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
While we don’t know much about the phone, the ads about the event are indeed generating a lot of hype. The images above are from Android Police, who got these pictures from an anonymous source. The phone doesn’t look really good, and seems to be made of plastic. However, this may be a prototype image.
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