Is it just you, or when you launched your browser did you happen to do a double take when seeing the same Google Doodle as yesterday?
Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ back in April at its Unpacked event in New York. Aside from some revolutionary and amazing hardware, a new software user interface, and some other neat tricks and perks, the Korean technology company took a long time to share with its attendees a new virtual assistant, exclusive to the new line of smartphones: Bixby.
Each year, millions of Google loyalists expectantly await the release of their smartphone’s new mobile operating system. And every time, changes take a little getting used to, but ultimately improve both battery life and productivity. Usually, there’s even an element to aesthetic updates which heighten the excitement of the general masses. But in the year 2017, Android fans may be a little disappointed.
It’s no secret that the Galaxy S8 is one of the most popular and capable phones ever released to the masses. The amount of work Samsung put into making this phone one of the highest quality devices to hit the market is clearly evident. But there’s really just one obstacle keeping me from buying the new Samsung Galaxy S8, and that obstacle is… Samsung.
A few years ago, only the most high-end computers and only a handful of smartphones utilized USB Type-C. But in the year of 2017, virtually every laptop and flagship smartphone emerging from the market comes equipped with these high-speed ports for quick charging and data transfer. To be able to come home and use a single cable for charging your phone and your laptop is such as satisfying feeling.
As an ardent fan of Google, its products and services, and of course its partners, I was ecstatic to see the Alphabet branch team up with Samsung to create and release a new and arguably amazing laptop-tablet hybrid earlier this year—the Samsung Chromebook Plus. Not only does this attractive piece of hardware run Chrome OS, it also has the native ability to download and install virtually any Android app from the Google Play Store.
The Pixel is by far one of my favorite smartphones ever, but it’s far from perfect. I’ve owned quite a few Android devices, and while the Pixel delivers an experience like no other, it is a good time a wishlist was compiled for Google to consider for the second generation Pixel.