Google is reportedly considering building brick-and-mortar stores in India as a way of helping boost sales of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone models, the Economic Times newspaper reported today citing three people with knowledge of the matter.
Some owners of Google's new Pixel 2 XL phone are complaining about significant ghosting caused by the persistent software navigation buttons, showing after just a few days of use. Google is aware of these reports and is “actively investigating” them, it told The Verge.
iFixit tore apart the new Pixel 2 phone, subjecting it to X-rays to reveal the inner workings of Google's signature feature—the pressure-sensing bezels, called Active Edge.
At a press event Wednesday, Google unveiled its new hardware lineup headlined by the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones boasting a new squeeze feature and no headphone jack.
We're just a few weeks away from an upcoming batch of major smartphone updates this fall, with Google now expected to officially announce a second-generation Pixel smartphone lineup just a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s/Plus series.
Speaking with journalists at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Google's Vice President of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed that the successor of the company's Pixel smarthones will be launching later this year, Android Pit reported Friday. Osterloh shot down reports calling for a budget Pixel edition, saying Pixels remain premium smartphones.
While Google showed no intent to abandon its premium smartphone brand, the company's premium notebook bearing the Pixel brand has reached the “end of the line” status after shipping just two generations since 2013, according to Osterloh in a report by Frederic Lardinois for TechCrunch.