At its second-ever privately held Made By Google event in San Francisco today, Google took wraps off its second-generation Pixel phone successors namely the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and a slew of revamped accessories. These devices showcase updated designs with some bold tech decisions such as the loss of the headphone jack, a move bound to be controversial in the modern smartphone tech scene.
With Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google is attempting to disturb the market and acquire switchers from other name brands. The new handsets are packed with the world’s best hardware internals and software features. Like Nexus that came before it and last year’s Pixels, Google brought the house with its new Pixel 2 and didn’t disappoint. It’s not a bad time to consider upgrading to Pixel or any of Google’s new accessories (Daydream View, Google Home Max or Mini, Pixelbook, Google Pixel Buds, Google Clips) if you have the cash Google demands.
You may have missed the announcement. You may be reading this post days after it being published being simply too wrapped up in life events or other important commitments at the time now wanting to know what you missed. Well, we’ve got the official images and product videos right here, so look no further!
Google has gone big with its Pixel 2 XL, a mammoth device with an Always On Display and a super large screen. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL finally have the IP67 water and dust resistance we noticed was terribly absent on the first-generation Pixels. There are even front-facing speakers where both provide sound output instead of one doing all the work and the other appearing as mere aesthetic. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both pre-loaded with Android Oreo, the latest system update in the world of Android. The OLED panels return from last year’s models, but this time, we get “squeezable” dual-curve edges that are said to enhance the functionality of these devices. The squeezable edges were a home run with HTC, and we’ll see how they compare to what Google has implemented here on the Pixel 2 models.
A lot of changes Google has made this year are small improvements and refinements on last year’s models. There are some important changes (such as the AOD and IP67 water and dust resistance) that are welcome additions on the ‘Made By Google’ phones that many will appreciate. Take a look at the official photo gallery below and let us know what you think about Google’s 2017 family of devices.
Below you’ll find all the official introduction, TVC and early unboxing videos of Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL and Google’s new batch of accessories for 2017.
Google Home Max & Mini
Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL
Google Daydream View
We’re covering Google’s hardware event in its entirety; stay here at Droid Turf for coverage throughout the day.
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