So, you’re probably an Android fan if your here, but it’s always worth keeping an eye on the competition!
So it turns out that whilst the Apple phone still scores well in benchmarks the Pixel holds its own, opening apps as fast and sometimes faster than it’s main rival. This is important for Google’s overall positioning of this new phone. Does it make much real world difference? Not really. Does it mean you can claim to be the top smartphone, yep, it sure helps in that area and branding is everything.
Similarly, it looks like the Pixel is a whole lot better at finger print scanning.
Sorry Apple. But Google have had the edge on software for a while now and it seems they can match, and exceed, on hardware too. It’s often been said that the iPhone will inevitable end up as a niche player and this is only going to accelerate things. If you want the best phone, you’re going to have to buy Google.
Matching the Apple pricing structure was such an obvious nod to competing with the iPhone, so well played Google. For once it seems they have the product to match too and not just hyped to hell and back. I’ve never cared for benchmarks, real world performance matters and gone are the days where you can simply say iOS has the better apps. Anything worth installing is available on both platforms and Google have been innovating faster than Apple for a long time now. Anything new that’s good has come from Google.
What have Apple done that’s exciting? Dropped the headphone socket? Whilst this will soon become standard, I am under no illusion of that, it is an annoyance to the consumer. And then I look at the cool stuff Google is doing with Cast and Assistant and all the rest… Apple are losing ground here. To be honest I don’t care one way or the other, I have shares in both. If this spurs on Apple to bring the next big thing… fantastic.