Google Pixel: Is Verizon Hurting The Phone's Credibility?

Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderThe new Google Pixel isn't just another Android phone. It also works seamlessly with Google's new phone. And after spending a weekend working through it, I came to a nuanced and messy conclusion. Voice commands are recognized nearly instantly, even from across the room, which is something I continually struggle with when using Siri. Let's see how the Pixel XL shapes up to the likes of the Samsung Note 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus in our Google Pixel XL hands-on review. Everything from "The Android iPhone You've Been Waiting For" to "Nearly everything you'd want in a flagship phone", the smartphone is being widely celebrated. I fired the phone up, and it walked me through the process of trying to move my contacts, calendars, email and messages.

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Turn the phone over and things don't improve.

Assistant performed well on simple, common tasks, such as locating directions to nearby stores; finding videos online and playing them in YouTube; and transcribing and sending text messages, but it stumbled on follow-up requests. The problem is that Google's AI is too stupid to be meaningfully helpful at this stage. The thing is though, it hasn't inherited its predecessor's price point, with the new Pixel sporting a decidedly more premium tag. I swiped up, and to my surprise, there was a photo of Hanging Lake, as a well as a link to it on Google Maps, YouTube, Facebook, Google Images, and a link to the lake's website.

The design is familiar, pleasant but conservative, Mossberg notes, and the Android platform is easy to use.

There's perhaps nothing more frustrating than running out of battery power while you're on the go. But for now, on the basis of a day I have spent with the Pixel XL, there are some quick thoughts on what I make of the Pixels XL (and up to an extent Pixel). I took it out on a Friday night thinking it would help me plan a date, and found the results disappointing. Google isn't relying on OIS in the 12.3 MP rear camera, and instead is talking about EIS and software wizardry to give your pictures which are stunning. This means that they can be rooted with notifications, Slash Gear reported. It's something I'd imagine a lot of users would logically expect the phone to be able to do, so hopefully this will be addressed in future. And Google's built-in artificially intelligent virtual assistant, called Assistant, is still fairly dumb.

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It doesn't take long before you can what Google is doing here.

Assistant is the best voice assistant yet-though not as far ahead as advertised. On the upper third of the back, Pixel has a Gorilla Glass-covered glass shade that reveals smudges.

Migration once again introduced some issues. But if you had as many resources as Google does, and as much at stake, wouldn't you try for something different, something bolder, something ...

Don't get me wrong, the 6s is a great phone.

With the Pixel, Google has stepped away from that approach. The interface clearly shows potential, but the execution isn't quite there yet. Not that I don't like it, it just takes getting use to.

Don't get me wrong: the Pixel XL is a great phone. Like it or not, from the front, the Pixel XL looks like an iPhone without a home button.


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