According to several sources at once, the new flagship of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can be comprehended by the fate of Nexus 6, which still did not get officially to the domestic market.
You can buy officially Google Pixel 2 even Pixel 2 XL in October. It is clear that soon after the appearance of new products in Western countries, a number of “gray” copies will fall in the market, but this may be limited.
Representatives of Google in the list of countries of the “first wave” of sales of new google phones are called the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Australia. Further plans of expansion to other markets are not yet mentioned.
According to Source, the low probability of the official appearance of Google Pixel 2 is connected with its high price. We already wrote that in the US the novelty costs exactly the same as the Apple iPhone 8. Taking into account taxes, the minimum cost of a Pixel 2 in Germany is 799 euros, which is almost 1.5 times higher than in the United States.
But Mossberg expected from the battery Pixel more. Its 5-inch smartphone never came close to the 13 hours of battery life promised by Google for most of the device usage scenarios. Reproducing a 90-minute movie from the Web and music, the device “lived” only 9 hours, while charging the iPhone 7 was enough for 12-14 hours.
The tight integration of hardware and software also affected the high performance of the “pixels”. Journalists came to the conclusion that the combination of the latest 4-core chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and 4 GB “RAM” makes the Google machine fast and responsive. Problems with multitasking, a slow interface or a long load of “pixels” did not arise.
Source called Google’s assistant “not perfect, but impressive, and much better than the Apple Siri.” The new system, already familiar to users on the messenger Allo, can not only run applications, create reminders, notes and play music, but quickly and accurately answer any question posed and even a series of questions related to the same subject: “What is the population Maryland? “, “Who is the governor?” Or “Show me the state flag”. For comparison, Siri was able to answer only the first question, after reading an article from Wikipedia. With subsequent assignments, she coped worse by issuing a selection of links and a dictionary article defining the word “governor”.
In general, the success or failure of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the market depends not only on price, but also on how technical support will be organized. It was this fact that led in the autumn of 2014 to the fact that Nexus 6 did not get officially to the CIS countries. Google Pixel 2 release date can be last quarter of the year.