Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL Latest News & Update: Bringing Virtual Reality to the Masses; Google Assistant, Customizable OS a Big Draw

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Oct 07, 2016 08:53 AM EDT

Hardcore Apple and Samsung loyalists may say that the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones does not offer anything very unique but that may not be true. Google has broken into the Android market at a brilliant time when Samsung is reeling under the after effects of a Galaxy Note 7 recall and the Apple iPhone 7 hype has died down a bit.

In the United States, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones come in three colors - Quite Black, Really Blue and Very Silver. Design-wise, many have found the Pixel phones to be vulnerable as the design consists of a glass panel on the back top third of the phone. Unlike the Apple and Samsung devices, the Pixel and Pixel XL are not dust and water-resistant. While Samsung, Apple and Google have 12MP cameras for their flagships, the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens and the Google Pixel phones do not support image stabilization for still photography, reports

However, despite these shortcomings (as seen by many), the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones have been able to step out of the Android ecosystem to offer everything Google. Some features have not been experienced before. Google has paved for future super smartphones, writes The Sydney Morning Herald.

Google has given smartphone lovers something new. Google has included a dongle inside the box that plugs into the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones while the other end of the cord goes in the iPhone or Android phones for easy transfer of photos, contacts and messages.

The primary and most-noble offering of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL is the introduction of Virtual Reality to the masses. Buyers can use the Pixel phones to play VR games, apps and watch movies via the new Daydream View VR headset.

Google has made major tweaks in the vanilla version of the Android 7.1 and Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones are all about customizations. The customizable operating system is very different from what other Android players are trying to include in their phones, writes International Business Times

Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users will be able to store all their photos and videos in full resolution for free in Google's cloud storage. The phones' fast-charging function adds seven hours of life in just 15 minutes of charging. Moreover, there is no bulging lens camera at the back.

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones are the first ones to have the Google Assistant built-in. The highly-advanced digital assistant can do almost everything from recognizing monuments to searching old photos to taking users to celebrity social media accounts.

Feature-wise, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones are pretty unique though Google may have to focus a bit more on the hardware part. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL news and updates!

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