Google Pixel Historical Review: The Evolution of “Google Phone”

IT House News on February 16 IT House reported that Google Pixel phones did not always exist. It all started with the Google Nexus series of phones in 2010. After many years of producing limited Google Nexus phones, Google decided to make a truly outstanding one. A premium phone with an uncompromising camera and the clean Android experience that many people dream of.

Recently, foreign media phonearena shared the history of the development of Google Pixel series mobile phones.

Google Pixel mobile phone Chronicles Updated:

Google Pixel and Pixel XL (2016)

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (2017)

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL (2018)

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL (2019)

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (2019)

  1. Google Pixel and Pixel XL

October 2016

Code name: Sailfish and Marlin

Google canceled the Nexus series in 2016 and replaced it with a new Google mobile phone Pixel.

Compared with Nexus, Pixel is a more ambitious project: Google claims that it wants to sell phones to the masses, not just to a limited number of developers and enthusiasts.

Pixel retains a clean Android interface and guarantees fast updates like Nexus (rare in the Android ecosystem), but its killer feature is an excellent camera, the best of all smartphones at the time. Pixel’s powerful camera has a lot to do with the algorithm. These photos have incredible dynamic range and can capture images in almost total darkness.

IT Home reports that Pixel is also the first mobile phone equipped with Google Assistant. Not only that, but Google has also carefully optimized the Android on the Pixel, and its running effect is smoother than any other device we have tested. The combination of all these features makes the Pixel special and lasting.

  1. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

October 2017

Codename: Walleye and Muskie

The second generation of Pixel phones brought two important changes: a brighter screen (which solved the biggest problem of the original Pixel), a better camera and dual front speakers, which brought a more immersive sound experience. However, what is strange is that in the Pixel generation, Google also proudly announced that the device supports the original 3.5mm headphone jack, but on the Pixel 2 series, the 3.5mm headphone jack has disappeared.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL continue the “pure and clean” system and are equipped with the most powerful chip on the market at the time, Snapdragon 835. They also offer a free full-size picture backup to Google Photos discount for 2 years.

Three, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

October 2018

By 2018, Google had won the reputation of leading smartphones in terms of camera performance and doubled it with the launch of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, among which the killer new camera function was Night Sight. Through multi-frame synthesis technology, Night Sight makes the night shooting performance of Pixel 3 amazing.

In terms of design, the Pixel 3 series lags behind-the Pixel 3 has a large bezel, while other mobile phones have switched to a full-screen design at the time, and the Pixel 3 XL has huge bangs despite using a full-screen.

The Pixel 3 series is also the first to provide an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating (a useful feature).

Fourth, Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

May 2019

In May 2019, Google announced the new Pixel phones. The price of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL is only 400, which is less than half the price of flagship phones but provides the best camera experience in its class, which is basically the same as the Pixel 3 series. the same.

But it may be a cost issue. The Pixel 3a series uses a plastic body and the processor is the Snapdragon 670.

Five, Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

October 2019

At the end of 2019, Google launched two flagship phones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, at high prices, which further improved camera performance by introducing a telephoto lens. Another important new feature is the new AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, which provides a smoother and faster experience. Similarly, without much publicity, Google has brought a significantly improved speaker, which is the best in its class.

However, Google made a serious mistake on the Pixel 4 series: The battery of the smaller Pixel 4 model was surprisingly small, and could not even be used for a whole day. This decision aroused the indignation of some consumers. Ultimately, the high price of mobile phones and battery life issues led to cold sales.

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