Ever since the release of the first iPhone back in 2007, competitors have been trying to find a way to dethrone Apple from the smartphone throne. We’ve seen several brands rise to the occasion only to succumb to Apple’s top-notch sales at the end of every quarter. Blackberry boasted connectivity until Apple’s iMessage could send non-stop emojis. Samsung tried to flex their superior camera and screen quality until Apple invented their signature motion-capture lens and the legendary iPhone retina display. Well now Google is taking another stab at beating out Apple with their brand new, independently made smartphone, the Google Pixel.
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This brand new phone by Google isn’t just a Google-made OS running on someone else’s hardware (like Samsung Galaxy or Nexus). It's actually a phone completely made by Google itself (with a lot of help from HTC). This means that like Apple, Google will now be designing both the hardware and software for its product, a key advantage Apple had over most of its competitors over the past decade. The new Pixel is supposed to feature a 32 GB and a 128 GB option, 4 GB of RAM (1 whole gig more than the iPhone 7), an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and 12-megapixel rear camera. Do you think the Pixel packs the punch it’ll take to knock the iPhone out of the top seller spot?