The hardcore Android fans adore Google’s Pixel smartphones. Google’s defunct Nexus device line offered solid mid-range handsets at budget-friendly prices, and many mourned the loss of the Nexus lineup when Google ceased the program. However, the others were happy that Google shifted its target away from Nexus phones, as it made room for the Pixels. The high-end Google devices that offered a pure Android experience had been at the top of many wish lists for a long time, and Google’s Pixel handsets delivered the goods.
The first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL were copycats of iPhone 6 that ran Android. Google played a bigger role in developing last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL though, as they finally have a design identity of their own. With the current year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the fans are hoping for Google to take things even further. A video showcasing a stunning concept of the Google’s Pixel 3 was found which people would love to see become real.
Reportedly Google sold only around 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in the year 2017. While no data exists that could tell exactly how many of those 3.9 million phones were sold to iPhone customers who jumped to Android, it has been heard from many switchers over the course of the year. If Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look anything like the sleek concept, there is a good chance of even more iPhone users jumping to Android.
Google’s next-gen Pixel phones are a wonderful mix of old and new. The design remains true to Google’s current design identity and also involves a slight modernization of the signature glass panel on the back of the handset. But it also spices up things with some new designs like the dual front-facing speakers and an improved screen-to-body ratio.
Google’s Pixel 3 line is not slated to debut until towards the end of the year.