Features-packed Android predicted for market domination
This coming Wednesday (October 4) sees the much-heralded unveiling by Google of its new smartphone line, including the hotly-anticipated Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. This new upgrade in an already impressive line of Android smartphones boasts some cutting-edge tech and features to make it even more indispensable.
Google itself is trumpeting just how seamless it will be for you to switch to the new Pixel 8 Pro, with the ability to migrate your emails, contacts, videos, and any other data you can think of to the new smartphone without losing anything. The tagline of “switch over, don’t start over” will be one you’ll hear a lot of as the full roll-out gathers pace.
Additionally, Google has released a series of videos outlining some of the pluses the new Pixel models will feature, such as AI editing software like Magic Eraser which allows you to remove and modify individual parts of a photo.
The Pixel 8 and Pro models will be the first smartphones to come with the advanced Android 14 operating system, with other manufacturers set to follow in their wake over the coming months once the operating system is released on open source after a series of delays.
The Android 14 will come with a full seven years of support window, meaning regular Android OS and software updates to not only keep it running at optimal capacity but to shore up security measures. That seven-year window is the longest guaranteed service period from any manufacturer to date and is sure to be a major selling point for Google.
The new smartphones will also be geared to easier and bug-free integration of third-party apps. The sharing stylesheet option will allow developers multiple options in customizing their app for use in the new Pixel line.
Finally, the new phones will showcase advanced new software to improve both AI and ML use, especially with regards to first and second-party apps from both Google and other manufacturers with a long line of support and security updates in the pipeline.
In conclusion, the wait is nearly over and Google will be no doubt going all-out to push their new Pixel 8 models to the marketplace in the hopes that it proves to be the dominant smartphone heading into the lucrative holiday season.