After Pixel 2, Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says The Company’s Focus Will Be Set On Improving Product Hardware
You might have already heard that Alphabet Inc. has recently come out with a list of their total earnings for the first quarter of 2018 and if what we guessed is on point, the first thought that might have popped up inside your mind would be an image of the Pixel 2 or Pixel 3 (maybe). However, it seems like it’s a different case for Alphabet Inc.
In the accompanying Google earnings call that was conducted after the release of Alphabet’s tallies, the Pixel 2 was only mentioned once – as a side note for other Google products. This particular ‘snubbing’ of the Pixel 2 was really unnerving considering the handset is Google’s only flagship device.
According to Android Central, this event could have been used to expound on the device’s current standing in the market – an ideal period to uplift the product through unit sales and numbers. However, we heard none of that come about, which is somewhat disappointing. Android Central adds that this scenario is especially worrisome for fans of the Pixel lineup not because they care about how many units the handset sold over other devices but because it’s good to hear Google executives expressing words of confidence for their products.
Though this is the case for the Pixel 2, it still does not mean the Google will do the same with their next models like Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. All the more, this insinuates that Google is already looking ahead towards the future – more likely using the Pixel 2 is stepping stone for improving their craft and workmanship.
It’s also important to note that with Google acquiring HTC early this year major changes in terms of hardware and design are bound to come to the Pixel 3 and following devices. With over 2,000 employees now situated in Google’s hardware division, it’s safe to assume that Google will be coming out with even better phones from now on.
At the end of the call, Pichai left with one final statement saying Google has now acquired “all of the end-to-end capabilities of a world-class hardware organization” to partner up with its formidable software offerings. Despite this newly acquired strength, he also highlighted the degree of difficulty needed to achieve for an in-house-designed silicon to hit the market – a period of 2-3 years at most. However, he said confidently that despite all the odds they’re ‘committed to getting there.’