Should Qualcomm be worried?
Google has head hunted Apple’s chip man to come up with future versions of Google's Pixel phone.
"Only a small number" will need to be replaced
Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.
Did all it was supposed to do
Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh has hinted that the Pixel laptop will be going the way of Ned Stark from the Game of Thrones.
Outperforms Galaxy S7 by almost 2x
There is one generally incorrect conception that Wi-Fi is fast enough and that Wi-Fi is simply fast enough. The reality is that Fudzilla managed to prove that a Google Pixel phone powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC and Qualcomm Wi-Fi scores almost twice the performance of the Galaxy S7 phone.
Living on the edge
This year we will see the end of the bezel, or at least phones with very slim ones.
Makes it more useful
Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too.
Will make Google a cool billion
Beancounters at Morgan Stanley have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 5-6 million of Pixel and Pixel XL mobiles will be sold this year.
Things are not that bad yet
Troubled maker of smartphones HTC has denied rumours that it could be about to flog off its smartphone business.
Easier than the Galaxies, but that is not exactly difficult
The latest bare bones Android handset is actually easier to mend than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 according to iFixit.
US first Snapdragon 821 device
It looks like that if you order the Pixel by Google Phone, you might get one in the US on October 20th. It looks like that first batch includes both the smaller 5-inch and 5.5-inch version and is tailored for the Verizon network.