"The absence of a major competing Android device works out especially well for Google because the Pixel is, relatively speaking, mediocre. It is slower than Apple’s iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s smaller flagship phone. Photos shot with Pixel’s camera don’t look as good as the iPhone’s. And Google’s built-in artificially intelligent virtual assistant, called Assistant, is still fairly dumb.Google Pixel Review: Assessing the New Smartphone - The New York Times
But hey, the Pixel probably won’t burn down your garage or injure a child. So if you prefer Android and are already hooked on Google’s suite of internet-powered software, including its maps, photos, email and document-editing apps, then you probably won’t regret buying the Pixel."
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Google Pixel Review: Assessing the New Smartphone - The New York Times
For more positive Pixel perspectives, peruse Google Pixel review: Home run (The Verge), Mossberg: Google's first phone is first rate (The Verge), and Google Pixel Review: The Android iPhone You’ve Been Waiting For (WSJ)