1. Google Pixel, Pixel XL biggest challenge to Apple iPhone; here’s why

Google Pixel, Pixel XL biggest challenge to Apple iPhone; here’s why

Google’s new phone could be the biggest challenge to the iPhone

By: | Updated: October 8, 2016 6:33 AM
But, the advantage that Google has is that it can, over time, tie-in the various ventures under Alphabet. But, the advantage that Google has is that it can, over time, tie-in the various ventures under Alphabet.

Apple now has serious competition for leadership at the top-end of the global smartphone market with the launch of the Google Pixel. Google has achieved something that no other device-maker, bar Apple, has—an integration of devices and software to build a strong ecosystem. Pixel competes head-to-head with the iPhone on all parameters, be it OS, app stores, cloud storage, online assistance and even price. Google also gains from the fact that Pixel was launched at a time when the largest-selling Android device-maker Samsung was in trouble over exploding Galaxy Note 7.

While other device-makers opted for the Android OS—since the iOS is a walled garden—for Pixel, it is part of Google. It also has the Play Store to compete with Apple’s App Store; while Apple offers storage on the iCloud, Google is offering Pixel users unlimited cloud storage for full-resolution photos and video. As far as voice-activated assistants go in an AI world—it is a fight between Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant. But, the advantage that Google has is that it can, over time, tie-in the various ventures under Alphabet. That includes the connected home device—Google Home, driverless cars and Nest. iPhone sales that have been on a down-trend—from 51 million in Q2 2016 to 40.4 million in Q3 2016—could have gained traction with the launch of the iPhone 7. But, the Pixel could just be the beginning of the biggest competition to Apple.

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    david smith
    Oct 8, 2016 at 6:50 am
    A few Pixel XLs have now hit Geekbench, but Sorry to say the results don't look amazing. The Google Pixel XL scores around 1600 points on the single-core test and 4000 on the multi-core one. The iPhone 7 Plus seems to consistently decimate it with 3400 points on the single-core and 5500 on the multi-core test.Those who want their smartphone a complete package should know the downsides of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL too. Check out these five reasons not to buy these phones You should know what Google is not offering with its first made smartphones.
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      PLAYER SLAYER
      Oct 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm
      3400 for a single color score is to much for today's standards. You don't need that much for checking your emails, and the difference between the two is miniscule. I'd rather just have 'good enough' in processing power, rather than the best, since the more powerful the processor, the more juice it needs to be powered. Example: iPhones battery life sucks!
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