Brian X. Chen, writing for the NYT:
The absence of a major competing Android device works out
especially well for Google because the Pixel is, relatively
speaking, mediocre. It is slower than Apple’s iPhone 7 and the
Galaxy S7, Samsung’s smaller flagship phone. Photos shot with
Pixel’s camera don’t look as good as the iPhone’s. And Google’s
built-in artificially intelligent virtual assistant, called
Assistant, is still fairly dumb.
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