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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Google's launch of the Pixels (Google Pixel and Pixel XL) all but ensures that Apple's iPhone 7 range gets itself another rivaling smartphone and this time it is not usual suspect Samsung.
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Comparing both devices is sure to be a very interesting argument between Android users and Apple fanboys.
Google's Pixels boast unlimited free photo/video backup, a indepth integrated AI and similar to the now killed off Google Nexus program (Nexus smartphone line), seasonable and
effortless background software updates.
Battery wise the Pixel XL beats Apple's iPhone 7 (3,450mAh to 2,900mAh), however Apple has over the years established an ability to do more with less battery wise thus making the battery difference a bit of a non-issue.
While Google Pixel features an awesome AMOLED display, Apple's iPhone 7 1080p display remains one of the coolest LCD panels in the smartphone world. 
Google's Pixels is powered Snapdragon 821 processor which is a massive 10% faster than the predecessor: Snapdragon 820.
Apple iPhone 7's awesome A10 Fusion chip however remains in a league of its own and I remain skeptical on whether Google Pixels' Snapdragon 821 would beat it in a straight performance.
When it comes to camera, the Pixel XL boasts of having the best smartphone camera in existence (according to DXOMark ranking) despite it featuring a 
slightly narrower f/2.0 aperture than the iPhone 7.
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus camera however features a second "zoom" sensor-lens combo (it allows for the equivalent of 2x optical zoom alongside a beta stage "portrait" mode) on its back - a feature the Pixels cannot boast of (Google's Pixels however boast of artificially-generated Lens Blur feature in its camera app). 
Google's Pixel XL camera also launches a lot faster than the iPhone 7 camera (attributed to a dedicated double-press of the power button from anywhere) and the Pixel XL camera also boasts zero shutter lag and HDR+ feature which is enabled by default.
Apple's iPhone 7 plus however thwarts the Pixels by being waterproof, a feature which is unavailable on Google's Pixels.
Software wise, Pixels Android v7.1 Nougat (+ Google UI) is definitely a rival fot iPhone 7 plus's iOS 10.2 with Google already having launched the Google Duo video calling app to rival Facetime and Google Allo messaging app to take on iMessage.
Apple - with the iPhone - are more focused with protecting user data (achieving this by doing most AI-based calculations on the iPhone itself). 
This ensures all features on the iPhone exist locally and for the larger part do not communicate with other apps phone.
The benefit of this is users' personal data remain safe in case of any cloud data breach.
Google however are more concerned with having users steadily connected, with aims of improving users' experience.
This is achieved by offering features that works (and better too!) everywhere as users feed the Pixels more information. 
Google aims at building a personal experience specifically for a user, this is achieved by sharing parts of such user's experience with all user's apps in the most secure way possible. 
Apple wants to offer you better ways to use Apple products, often at the expense of interoperability.
Both the Pixel XL and iPhone 7 plus is priced at $769 (weirdly interesting) and are both cool devices with amazing features.
It is up to you to decide which suits your needs/which appeals to you more


CategoryGoogle Pixel XLiPhone 7 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with Google UIiOS 10.2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821Apple A10 Fusion
Display5.5-inch AMOLED 2560x14405.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS
Rear Camera12MP ƒ/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
PDAF, Laser Autofocus
12MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.8 aperture) and telephoto (ƒ/2.8 aperture)
Optical zoom at 2x, digital zoom up to 10x
Optical image stabilization, Quad-LED True Tone flash
Front camera8MP7MP
Battery3450mAh non-removable2900mAh non-removable
ChargingFast chargingStandard charging
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2Lightning, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
IP ratingIP53IP67
ColorsQuite Black, Very Silver, Really BlueRose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

After back to back image, specs and features leaks, Google has at long last officially launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. 
Google Pixel is a 5-inch Full HD display smartphone while the Pixel XL -  as the name suggests -  is slightly bigger, featuring a 5.5-inch QHD display. 
Check out these three colors:
Both smartphone devices are powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.15GHz as well as both carrying 4GB RAM in dual variants of either
32GB or 128GB internal storage capacity while running on the latest android version v7.1 Nougat.
Unlike the iPhone 7, Google,s Pixel and Pixel XL both feature the 3.5mm port 
Both devices are said to have received a 89 rating on DxOMark (the highest rating for any smartphone at present), thus essentially ensuring users get a dopephotography experience,
The Pixels carries a 12.3 megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 lens which comes featuring some cool software modifications i.e smartphone users can take pictures in burst mode by holding down the shutter button (Google subsequently automatically selects the best of the bunch).
There is also the HDR+ feature (the Pixels camera uses HDR+ by default) which takes multiple short exposures to minimize blur and reduce noise thus guaranteeing  clearer images in low light conditions.
Another very cool feature of the Google Pixels is the fact that Google is exclusively offering free unlimited storage (for full resolution images and videos - 4k videos inclusive) to owners of the smartphone
Google's Pixels smartphone is available in will be available in Blue, Black and Blue colors with official pricing set at Very Silver $649 for the Google Pixel smartphone and a whooping $769 for the Pixel XL (available at Google store and bestbuy). 


CategoryGoogle PixelGoogle Pixel XL
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with Google UIAndroid 7.1 with Google UI
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Display5-inch AMOLED 1920x10805.5-inch AMOLED 2560x1440
Rear Camera12MP f/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
12MP f/2.0
1.55-micron pixels
Front camera8MP8MP
Battery2,770mAh non-removable3,450mAh non-removable
ChargingFast chargingFast charging
ConnectivityUSB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
IP ratingIP53IP53
ColorsQuite Black, Very Silver, Really BlueQuite Black, Very Silver, Really Blue

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In what is a somewhat expected news, Google has confirmed that the Nexus program (Nexus smartphones) has finally reached an end.
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Google  has stated
that they had “no plans” for a future Nexus product, leaving current die hard paladins and patroits of the Nexus range (5X and 6P owners) zero option but paying up for the premium price tag of the new Pixel smartphones.
Nexus product lines have already been taken down from Google stores and google online stores now listing only the Pixels (Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL) with the Nexus lineup being "unavailable".
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At present, it is unknown if Google intends to allow Assistant integration on OEM devices.
If they do intend to do that, then the Google Pixels are to some extent quite pointless as the allowance of Assistant integration on OEM devices will be in line with the old "open Google" philosophy.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Google's flagship device: the Google Pixels launched and over the short period has stamped its place as the number 1 Android smartphone while rivaling iOS devices: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s as the best smartphone in the world.

Upon the Google Pixels launch, Google’s Security chief was quoted saying:
“For almost all threat models [the Pixels and iPhone] are nearly identical in terms of their platform-level capabilities".
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That claim has however been swiftly debunked as the Google alleged "iOs identical platform level security" Google pixel device has been hacked by a Chinese hacker team...and in under 60 seconds too!!!.

The team hacked the Google Pixel smartphone at the
PwnFest in Seoul last week.
The white-hat hacker team from Qihoo 360 used an undisclosed security flaw to perform a remote code execution attack, winning a $120,000 cash prize from the company for the feat.

Google has subsequently stated the bug used in the hacking attack has been fixed in a space of 24 hours after the hack.

The hack is the second time the allegedly "secure Google Pixel has been breached in a space of 2 weeks with Qihoo 360 also breaching Adobe Flash in just 4 seconds!!!.

These hacks on the Pixel exposes phone calls, messages, contacts and photos stored on the device.

Well, Google wassup?
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gadgets wise (smartphone specifically), 2016 has been quite interesting with major OEMs and gadgets makers rolling out awesome flagship and budget devices.

Globally, Samsung dominated the headlines and quite negatively too! (no thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco), while Google launched the Pixels and Apple launched the iPhone 7

Coming closer to home, the dominating OEMs in the country (NGR) also rolled out cool devices, with Gionee bringing the M5 plus among others, Tecno launching the Tecno Phantom 6 series and Infinix launching the Infinix Note 3 and Zero 4

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Other OEMs Innjoo, iTel also released some nice devices this year.
With a lot of devices flying around, it is only normal for consumers to consult almighty Google for help in choosing a suitable device (or just to window shop, lol)

Google has released a list of the most searched for smartphones in Nigeria and quite unsurprisingly OEMs Tecno and Infinix dominated the charts (Android fanboys everywhere)!!

While the Tecno and Infinix brands dominated the search list, it was king of swag i.e Apple's iPhone 7 which ultimately topped the list!!!
Below is the list.


  1. iPhone 7
  2. Infinix Note 3
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7
  4. Tecno Camon C9
  5. Infinix Hot 4
  6. Tecno Boom J8
  7. Infinix Hot 2
  8. Infinix Zero 3
  9. Tecno W4
  10. Tecno W3
This has been an interesting year and the new year 2017 promises to be also dope with teasers for awesome devices already in place.

We await Nokia's Android devices, Gionee's promised monster: Gionee M6 as well as the anticipated comeback of the wounded giants Samsung with the Samsung Galaxy S8
The likes of Tecno and Infinix would also quite definitely launch new products next year, CAN'T WAIT!!!
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