Tuesday in CE: Google Pixel 2 Reviews are Rolling In, and They are Glowing
It’s been just a few weeks since Google announced their new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, which means the time is ripe for smartphone reviewers to release their hot takes on the latest Android phone. Tuesday morning must’ve been the day that Google had pegged for the review embargo to lift, because nearly every single outlet that you’d expect to post a review has one up right now—everyone from The Verge, to CNET, to Techradar, to PC Mag , to Engadget—and even some you wouldn’t like USA Today and CNN.
The collective opinion on the phone is this: It’s probably, at this very moment, the absolute best option for someone looking to buy a new Android phone.
As expected, the phone’s camera once again shined and was called by many reviewers the best on the market today. It performed particularly well in low-light situations.
Aside from the phones gorgeous design and snappy performance, the Pixel 2 gets points for its known knack to be among the first devices to get the latest Android pushed to it much quicker than other non-Google-made phones.
Knocks against the Pixel 2 include lagging battery life compared to others on the market right now, the removal of the headphone jack (which isn’t going to bother everyone), and the almost unnecessarily high price point for the XL models.
— Reuters Tech News (@ReutersTech) October 17, 2017
In its continued (unsuccessful) quest to take down Apple, Qualcomm will now try its best to stop the company from selling iPhones in a region of the world where it’s already struggling to do so anyway: China.
According to a report by Reuters, the U.S. chipmaker wants to ban sales and manufacturing of the iPhone in the country, which, if approved, would essentially cripple Apple’s global supply chain around it’s top-selling device.
All of this stems back to the same intellectual property fight that Qualcomm has been trying to drag Apple into across the globe. To this point, it’s already been an uphill battle for Qualcomm as many analysts believe the company is grasping at straws, and the China suit is believed to be even less likely to advance in the courts there.