Opinion: The new Pixels will have the same problem as the current ones – they’re just Android phones
A little-acknowledged but persistent problem has plagued every Google handset since the original Nexus One: Their most defining characteristics – Google’s services and Android itself – are not unique to them.
With each new Google phone, consumers do often get their first chance to buy (well, assuming they’re in stock – a big assumption) a device that ships with the latest version of Android. Or, they can wait four or five months and buy one that ships with that same version of Android from another, better-known vendor, typically with all of the major improvements and new features intact. Read More