Why Has Google Ditched The Headphone Jack For The Pixel 2?

Oct 15, 2017, 00:51

So, looking at the Google Pixel 2 XL and the Apple iPhone X, we can say that they're both the winners of their particular operating system.

As with its previously released Google Home speaker, the Max will house the Google Assistant voice-activated AI, which provides users with audible answers on everything from recipes and weather to traffic conditions and news reports. For the Google Pixel 2 XL you'll pay £799 for the 64GB model and £899 for the 128GB model.

Click through the images to see examples of Google's "Motion" feature, which creates mini clips in the style of Apple's Live Photos, and to check out the new software-driven Portrait mode that blurs the background behind your subject - another feature Apple got to first.

The users located in the passenger seat, or those who in using this function is not needed, you can always disable it in the settings.

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The Pixel 2 is created to showcase the best of Google's Android Oreo software and offers a major upgrade from its first model.

Nevertheless, Google will still provide a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack dongle inside the box and one can deal with that, things shouldn't be that hard.

Now, that we are already aware how impressive Pixel 2's camera setup is, let's look at its camera samples. The smaller Pixel 2 features a 2.5D curved glass while the Pixel 2 XL sports a 3D panel with Gorilla glass 5. Finally, Pixel is backed by a 2,700 mAh battery and the XL is backed by a 3,520 mAh battery. Go ahead - take a look at some of our favorite unedited Pixel 2 photos and videos.

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Both Pixel 2 phones boast a 12.2MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and according to the DxOMark it is the best smartphone camera ever.

Maybe Google is taking it slow - introducing the long-awaited OIS on cameras this 2017 and probably going the wireless charging way in 2018, but still, it's irresponsible for Google to leave out such an essential feature, especially after ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, on a phone that will go for $1000 in some markets across the globe.

Those wanting the larger Pixel 2 XL will have to wait a little longer as, although it's still available to pre-order, it won't hit shops until November 15th. The move to ditch the headphone jack accompanied Google's decision to launch its own AirPod competitor, the Pixel Buds. However, after gauging the Indian market and the public mood, it has chose to open its new Mi stores, which are offline channels.

The assistant works in a similar fashion to Google Home, allowing you to ask for songs and artists but also ask questions while you listen to music.

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For the iPhone X 64 GB model the price is $1,319 and for the iPhone X 256 GB the price is $1,529. Of course, both selfie cameras are also able to capture high- quality videos too.

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