In the heart of the smartphone has laid the voice assistant
Google last Tuesday introduced its own smartphone Pixel with a built-in assistant that the English press had called a “response challenge” to Apple’s iPhone. At the presentation of the Google smartphone premium in San Francisco showed such functions of the gadget as a virtual assistant by Google the Assistant, can for example answer questions, or to order movie tickets), compatible with a virtual reality headset (virtual reality helmet Daydream) and built-in Wi-Fi router Google Wi-Fi.
the smartphone will set Android mobile OS 7.1 Nougat.
the owners of the first smartphone with Google Assistant will have access to unlimited storage of photos and videos Google Photo , the smart Pixel camera with a resolution of 12.3 megapixels (the smartphone will be two cameras) will help the user to choose the best shots. Google called the smartphone camera Pixel “best in the market.”
According to the head a new hardware division of Google Rick Osterloh, it is Google Assistant became the basis of the new smartphone. “The next gadget will be a point of intersection of hardware and software technologies with artificial intelligence at the epicenter,” explained Rick Osterloh.
the rejection of the “standard” smartphone Nexus
According to The Verge, Google along with the presentation of smartphones Pixel and said Pixel XL waiver release of gadgets under the brand Nexus.
Features Google Pixel and Pixel XL in the slide presentation
the Line “reference” Nexus smartphones produced by Google in cooperation with various famous electronic manufacturers, since 2010, and served as an example of using “pure” Android as Google imagines it. Smartphones and tablets the first Nexus received Android updates.
unlike the Nexus, the new Google developed by Google themselves.
the Three colors of the gadget.
Pixel is powered by a Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm. According to experts, it is 10% faster than its predecessor the Snapdragon 820. On the basis of the 820-Qualcomm chips such flagship smartphones like LG G5, Galaxy S7 Edge, OnePlus 3, and several others. Smartphones Pixel will be available to users with a 5-inch (resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) and 5.5-inch (resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels) displays.
the body of the gadget is made of aluminum. Consumers will be offered three colors smartphone: blue, black and silver. The retail price of the gadget in the United States will start from $ 649 – that’s the cost for American consumers, the iPhone 7. Exclusive sales of the smartphone in the us territory will be engaged in, the telecommunications company Verizon Communications . Pre-orders for the Pixel, starting Tuesday, are accepted in the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK. Russia is in the list.
Experts questioned the “lethal force” Pixel
Some experts doubt that the new Google smartphone will be able to become a real “iPhone killer”. “Not counting the camera, the new smartphone Pixel it is unlikely he will make someone dance out of happiness” – says the analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy Patrick Morehead (Patrick Moorhead).
Google, in addition to the newly announced Pixel and a closed line of Nexus smartphones, has been developing a smartphone Project Ara (the project is now collapsed), and inexpensive devices Project Tango.