The Pixel and Pixel XL come with unlimited photo storage and the very intelligent Google Assistant.
Nexus is no more. This year, Google is breaking tradition with its two new phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Google typically premieres the latest version of its Android software on a Nexus phone, made by a rotating cast of phone makers, every fall. At today’s “Made by Google” event, the company announced that it was sunsetting the Nexus brand, in favor of a new line of smartphones, the first to be designed entirely by Google (but produced by its manufacturing partner, HTC). It’s also the first phone compatible with Google’s new VR headset, Daydream View.
The Pixel is Google’s first foray into the smartphone “OEM” (original equipment manufacturer) space. The device takes its name from the Chromebook Pixel laptops, which are also Google-manufactured.
The three colors are: Really Blue (US only), Very Silver, and Quite Black. Yes, those are official names.