Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are not alike to all that the search giant did before – they are situated as their own creations (and not in tandem with third-party partners), and prices are now far from the concept of “accessibility”. Nevertheless, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would be the most attractive offer in the market of Android-smartphones. Now let’s try to figure out why these gadgets can be called the best devices on the “robot”.
Traditionally, the most subjective category is the evaluation of mobile devices. The design of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, definitely, there are both critics and adherents. However, the undoubted advantage of these gadgets was originality. Both devices will be identified on the background of the others, and this is important in the context of the emerging crisis of design thought among many manufacturers. Many will pay attention to them simply because other notable devices combining glass and metal in this way simply do not exist and this is potentially a winning solution by Google.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as representatives of the Nexus line, which has gone into oblivion, received top-of-the-line hardware today – AMOLED-display, Snapdragon 835 chipset with a frequency of 2.15 GHz, 4 GB of RAM LPDDR4, 32/128 GB ROM, 12.3-MP main camera f / 2.0 with laser PDAF-focus and dual LED flash, fingerprint scanner. Google did not give any of the models a clear superiority over the other, as it does with Samsung (curved display only in the format of the phabet), Apple (a dual camera only in the iPhone 7 Plus) and the same Google a year ago, when the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P strikingly different from each other. Now the main dilemma remains the combination of dimensions with expectations for autonomous work, and not a specific user experience.
Official software support
The official Google page directly states that it is guaranteed to update the Android operating system within two years, and supply security patches for three years. This allows the smartphone to evolve in parallel with the software, and do it right away, without waiting for two to three months, while the developers of the proprietary software adapt all services to new realities. Moreover, the announcement of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in October may indicate that Android Oreo, which will be released by Google only in late August, was tested on “pixels” and optimized for pixels. In other words, it is on the “pixels” that Android should be the most stable and fast, and it is on their basis that future updates will be prepared.
Informal program support
Nexus were the favorite geek smartphones also because the interest in them among developers of various custom is much higher than to other, albeit more selling gadgets. A good example is the operational preparation of the Android Oreo assembly for the left behind the Nexus 5. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are unlikely to be an exception for the reasons described in paragraph 3. For those who are important and / or interesting, this will be a good help to select the next device.