Google’s New Phone: The Pixel

Are you in the market for a new phone, but a headphone jack and fire safety are non-negotiable?

Google is here to help with its release of the Pixel. The phone, seamlessly integrated with Google search, claims to gain intelligence the more it is used. It also boasts the sharpest cell phone camera, a direct link to Google photos, and the ability to gain a seven hour battery life from a 15 minute charge. A less touted – but equally important feature – is that the Pixel comes in two sizes, a nod to those pining for the days of smaller phones.

This release comes on the heels of two new, competing iPhone and Galaxy models. While the former has been blasted for removing the headphone jack, the latter had problems of its own, with production ending because of a tendency for the unit to catch on fire.

Apple may have received a boost from Samsung’s failure, but is there a vacuum left by Samsung for those who prefer non-Apple products?  The Pixel comes at the perfect time to sidle into that role, and can potentially dominate that market. Or, as Forbes warned, might the Pixel go the way of Google Glasses, and disappear in infamy?

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