Google unveils iPhone competitor



The new Google Pixel phone is displayed following a product event, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. Google launched an aggressive challenge to Apple and Samsung introducing its own new line of smartphones called Pixel, which are designed to showcase a digital helper the company calls "Google Assistant." The new phones represent a big, new push by Google to sell its own consumer devices, instead of largely just supplying software for other manufacturers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The Google Pixel. Courtesy of AP Images.

Google, known famously as one of the top search engines on the internet, surprises the technology world with its own phone design. The American company is known for its innovation with Gmail, online advertisements, Google Docs, Google Translate, Google Maps, and tremendous amounts of stock. The time of the new Google phone, the “Pixel” has arrived.

On Oct. 4, 2016, the new mobile device was announced during the “Made By Google” event. The event unveiled its brand new line of smartphones. The Pixel, and Pixel XL will the running the Android operating system. According to, the phone’s camera is the highest rated (for a smartphone), has a long-lasting battery, “unlimited” storage, and comes with the new Google Assistant built-in.

The Pixel retails for $649. The price varies by the amount of storage, but offers technology-lovers the opportunity to finance if necessary. It comes with the color options of silver, black, and a limited edition color titled “Really Blue”. The layout is comparable to the iPhone designed by Apple.

The design includes hardware and software by Google. The phone is made up of glass and metal, similar to the iPhone. It has a “G” logo imprinted on the back. One feature that the new smartphone lacks is being waterproof.

According to review, “This is Google’s first phone, and for a first effort it is remarkably good…it matches or exceeds the best phones available on the market today.” Will Google’s take on the Android system change minds about iOS?


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