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Google's new phones, Pixel and Pixel XL

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Ben Tossell
Hunter
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
I don't reaaaaally want to say this but I feel less of an Apple fanboy now... I liked the look of this! Just waiting for some to be out in the wild and hear the feedback. Thoughts from others who also watched? (people obviously noticed some of the sly Apple digs right? 'no camera bump')
Sarthak Grover@sarthakgrover · All things Consumer.
@bentossell I noticed the camera bump comment too. I think they forgot about Nexus 5X and 6P. I am still catching up but it looks incredible. I am sold on the initial looks and focus on photography.
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@bentossell I want this phone. And I was refreshing the google store and not paying attention to the blog. Damn you @bentossell
Reony T@megaroeny · Designer & EV Advocate
@bentossell I've always liked the Google Camera app better than iOS. We've had Lens Blur for quite some time too, and the photo sphere is so fun when traveling. I love my Nexus 6P and I came from iPhone 6S+ and iPhone 5S
Jonas Petermann@jonas_petermann · communication student and photographer
@bentossell also they made a headphone jack comment :)
Ben Tossell
Hunter
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@erictwillis haha I had my eye on about 5 different things! The google store was not one of them!
Eric Willis@erictwillis · Working on something new
@bentossell I was checking some twitter accounts and some android blogs..even refreshing Verizon. Committed the rookie mistake and didn't check the official blog. Saw it on "newest" and was like.. damn it I bet that's Ben!
Matt@mzuvella · Director of Marketing @ FamePick
@bentossell Nearly every Google commercial makes digs at Apple...they can't just be original?
Jason Shultz@thehashrocket · Senior Software Engineer, 3form
@professorz @bentossell it goes both ways. Apple can't have a press conference without making a reference (however subtle) to Google. It's just how the game is played.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@bentossell Google is making a 🎧 really 🎧 strong 🎧 case for switching to Android.
Eddie Tomalin@eddietomalin · Unruly
@bentossell I mean the spec is bonkers, but learning a new OS is my issue
sᴀᴍ ᴍᴄᴍᴏʀʀɪs@sammcmorris · Sickest bro
I preordered. I've never had an android phone before. Honestly VR was the big selling point for me, it just seems fun. Cardboard is a massive pain to actually use, so I like the idea of a remote to guide everything in the interface without taking the headset off.
Alex Abian@alexabian · Intl. SysAdmin / Photographer
That GIF is priceless! Indeed considering a move, for the first time ever @bentossell
Itzel Yrev@itzel_yrev · Marketing @ Chanel
@eddietomalin @bentossell I feel you
Alexander Kehaya@afkehaya · Entrepreneur / ActionWins.co
@bentossell I felt the same way. The video makes this phone look awesome.
Ben Tossell
Hunter
@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
@nivo0o0 all being said... I just don't think I'll be going to Android. I'd feel dirty haha
Utkarsh Sinha@sinhautkarsh1 · Marketing, SpeakTribe
@nivo0o0 @bentossell Exactly! iPhone is exactly what Google is targeting. Their website a whole 'switching is easy' section. Adding a quick transfer cable is a nice, clever touch.
Melanie Amini@themelamini · Founder Discovering Coffee & GossipMedia
@bentossell I feel the exact same way. I am considering it when i need a new phone. I love my iphone but the thought of having to get a new case to enable me to have a headphone jack is annoying me let alone the fact that i wont have a normal headphone jack and will need to buy all these accessories to actually listen to music hence why I like the headphone jack comment in the video too! lol
Nicolas Le Roux@nico_lrx · Growth Marketer
@sammcmorris Android is pretty simple to get used to ;)
Cameron Lengerich@usernamestaken1 · Software Developer, eGenuity
@thehashrocket @professorz @bentossell They didn't make an references last keynote
Sean Green@disruptart · Founder, ARTERNAL
@megaroeny @bentossell Lens Blur is a great feature. Def love the Google Camera app for sure!
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
This soothing animation will calm your fears of switching from iPhone to Android.
Luke@lukedeannif · Health IT Entrepreneur
@nivo0o0 Perfect I'll switch to Google's phone from my iPhone now! -No one ever in the history of technology
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@lukedeannif iPhone is not that good dude.. I have a Galaxy 7 Edge and iPhone 6s and would happily use the Galaxy as my primary phone, and would consider doing it now with the Pixel phone
Andreas Duess@andreasduess · CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@nivo0o0 @lukedeannif I've got both the latest iPhone and the latest Nexus on my desk right now and use them both every day. The iPhone outperforms the Nexus in speed, camera quality, UX and services integration. I used to love the Nexus experience, but iOS10 is simply better than Android.
Dillon Nichols@dillon1337
@nivo0o0 I'd be interesting in switching to Android for this phone. But iMessage is the biggest thing holding me back right now.
Reony T@megaroeny · Designer & EV Advocate
@lukedeannif @nivo0o0 most of my family in Europe doesn't like iPhones after trying both. All of them still are using Android to this day. I've also been on both and overall more happy with Android. I only buy Nexus devices though. Makes a big difference.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I'm a long-time iPhone user but the Pixel is tempting. The Google Assistant integration is most interesting to me. Siri feels stagnant (although that might change as AirPods roll out and mature).
Stephen D. Vujevich@dejavujevich · Social Media Acct. Exec., Gregory FCA
@rrhoover This is the Android phone I was waiting for. I think I'm finally going to make the switch.
Tyler Hayes@thetylerhayes · Bebo
@rrhoover At the very least it's just exciting to see all the big cos taking on the idea of assistants from different angles. Audio vs. texting vs. anticipatory vs. hybrid. I imagine they'll all converge a bit as they each get better at their respective starting grounds, but this is just early innings.
Willie Morris@morewillie · Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox
@rrhoover I felt like Google assistant was the only compelling feature and still think Samsung's latest phones from the Edge 7 forward seem superior. *I've always been an iPhone user, but switched to the Note recently*
Jason Pittam@mikaelpittam · CMO, Maptags
@rrhoover I'm assuming you have used Allo. How do you like the Google Assistant experience so far?
Ben Belser@benbelser
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Darren Tonkin@darren_tonkin · Founder - Storyboard Social
@rrhoover a friend of mine was at the PC and said that Google Assistant was not as responsive as siri is. The on stage was great however they are designed to be. Will be very interesting to see how it is when we get to test it.
nilsej@nilsej
@rrhoover you should make product hunt app for android first..that's the reason I switch back to iPhone 7 from the mini bomb(Note7) :)
Surjith SM@surjithctly · Freelance Web / UX Designer
@rrhoover Can you please stop autoplaying videos. Really irritating!
Justin Tieu@tieujustin · Product Explorer
@rrhoover You can always choose to get the Pixel and still use your iPhone!
Bojan Savikj@bojansavikj · Editor. Writer. Copywriter.
Phone doesn't look good. The design is dated. Why is there so much space bellow and above, and even by the sides, of the display? And why is it so thick? Just compare this one to the Note 7 (yeah I know it explodes) or even the iPhone 7. They look superior. Obviously i'm not talking about specs and software. I'm sure this will have the best Android.. but design wise, this is poor and disappointing
Mark Adams@scorinth · Program Manager, Santa Cruz Works
I was pretty disappointed by the launch as a Nexus 6P user, a lot of the stuff they're touting is already available on Nexuses and other Android phones, so I'm really unclear on why it warrants a $649 price tag. There's no wow factor, it's basically a Nexus 6P. There's no waterproofing or wireless charging like on an S7, no modularity like with the G5 or Moto Z or dual camera system like the iPhone 7 Plus. The one differentiating feature is live customer support on your phone, which would make this a good phone for my parents.