Pixel by Google

Google's new phones, Pixel and Pixel XL

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Ben Tossell — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — communication student and techno nerd
@bentossell also they made a headphone jack comment :)
Ben Tossell — 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 — 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 Zuvella — Marketing Director
@bentossell Nearly every Google commercial makes digs at Apple...they can't just be original?
Jason Shultz — 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 — Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
@bentossell Google is making a 🎧 really 🎧 strong 🎧 case for switching to Android.

Eddie Tomalin — Unruly
@bentossell I mean the spec is bonkers, but learning a new OS is my issue
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 — Intl. SysAdmin / Photographer
That GIF is priceless! Indeed considering a move, for the first time ever @bentossell
Itzel Yrev — Marketing @ Chanel
Alexander Kehaya — Entrepreneur / ActionWins.co
@bentossell I felt the same way. The video makes this phone look awesome.
Ben Tossell — 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 — 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 — 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 — Growth marketer, blogger
@sammcmorris Android is pretty simple to get used to ;)
Cameron Lengerich — Software Developer, eGenuity
@thehashrocket @professorz @bentossell They didn't make an references last keynote
Sean Green — Founder, ARTERNAL
@megaroeny @bentossell Lens Blur is a great feature. Def love the Google Camera app for sure!
Anton Sten — antonsten.com
@bentossell haha, I love this. Two weeks ago everyone was hating Apple because they put out a phone with an "outdated" design. Now Google copies it and everyone thinks it "looks amazing".
Austin — Founder, Layman Lab
@eddietomalin @bentossell IMO, having been back and forth between Android and iOS a few times (for testing and dev purposes), Android always feels like more of an enjoyable experience to me. Pure Android is a thing of beauty.
Deron Sizemore — Owner - ColorFavs.com and GolfLedger.com
@eddietomalin @bentossell Would take you like two days to get comfortable with the OS. I actually enjoy it more than iOS and doubt I'll switch back unless Google just does something stupid.
Surjith SM — UX Designer
@bentossell Can you please stop autoplaying videos. Really irritating!
Andreas Duess — CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@bentossell I use both iOS and Android every day. In my opinion, the user experience of iOS, and the late iPhone especially blow Android out of the water. Until about two years back, my Android phone was my primary phone, now the iPhone delivers a far better experience. iOS 10 especially has leapfrogged Android most everywhere.
Kabir Shah — I make things | kabir.ml
Mariusz Ciesla — Designer & Co-founder of Lifetramp.com
@bentossell I'm afraid the marketing is there, but the product won't, like with all the Google hardware products before.
Crystal Chen — Community Manager, Quire
@bentossell I noticed the comment on having no numbers. But I still love my iPhone SE without the look and feel of Samsung and HTC.
Logan Lynn Roberts — On Snapchat I'm LoganLynn01
@bentossell Google is such a tease. I was a hardcore Google acolyte circa 2013 when Google integrations began & it seemed prophesied, almost inevitable, that the giant would literally upend & revolutionize the tech world. They have the brain power, the funds & most importantly the LOYAL & reliant MARKET SHARE already built-in to blow everyone away. Think about the ROI on their digital advertising spend right??? But in the end they come on strong & then don't back it up with long term development & commitment to a product like with any design or branding continuity. Chances are they will never make a Pixel 2 - where's the Nexus 2 phone after all? They are a massively profitable search engine & data collection monolith & ultimately that's all they will ever be.
Tristan Pollock — EIR/Venture Partner @ 500 Startups
@megaroeny @bentossell even compared to the new iPhone 7 Plus?
Reony T — Designer & EV Advocate
@writerpollock @bentossell yup. The Google Camera app, to me personally, is way more fun to use and I feel like I can do more with it. The special modes are fantastic, even though most of it is emulated through software. It's done really well. The iPhone does render HDR, Lens Blur, etc. faster, but that doesn't bother me. The real-time lens blur on the iPhone is pretty cool though, but I like being able to change my focus point and blur strength after the photo is taken (like on the Google Camera app). Honestly, I usually end up buying a "premium" camera app anyways, but this time around, I haven't! 😁
Niv Dror — Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
This soothing animation will calm your fears of switching from iPhone to Android.

Luke — 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 — Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
@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 — 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.
@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 — 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.
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