Google Addresses the Absence of a Headphone Jack in the Pixel 2

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Their "Pixel Buds" work much in the same way as Babel Fish from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (it can decode speech and allow users to understand non-native languages).

Once the recipient responds to that message, the message will then be translated into the user's native language.

Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel ear buds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages.

Both of Samsung's phones are a little taller and thicker than the new Pixels, but not quite as wide. But their are differences. The Pixel 2 XL's display is almost bezel-less with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Pixel 2 can intelligently identify and separate backgrounds and foregrounds based on what the company's algorithms have gleaned from processing that huge trove of data.

And it looks great - basically indistinguishable from a portrait mode photo on an iPhone or Note 8. It can run circles around anything Qualcomm can now produce.

Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL smartphones are available in two storage variants of 64GB/128GB; there is no microSD card slot so the storage is not expandable. Google has recently updated the listing for the Pixel in the Google Store, and it's started emailing some extra information to those who made a purchase. It's a very attractive storage offering.

If Pixel 2 XL is compared with iPhone X it is obvious that Apple's latest device will empty your pockets bit more.

He went on: "We realise that some of you might be looking for USB-C headphones, and we want to provide some guidance around headphone compatibility with Pixel 2 devices". That's because of a few things: first, it's larger at 6in; second, it's an OLED display; and third, it's got a higher resolution.

Google launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on 4th October, 2017. The story is clear now - AI is the future, and the Pixels, Google Homes, and everything else, exist just to get that AI into our homes. So you'll see in Pixel 2 Xl a smoothly running operating system that works just as it should, with no errors or glitches, exactly how an Android should work right now. The vocal portion of consumers who are unhappy with the company's product design decision are also quick to point out its mockery of Apple from a year ago when it introduced the Pixel and Pixel XL with a tagline "3.5mm audio jack - satisfyingly not new".

When Apple first made the move with the iPhone 7 previous year, it sparked widespread controversy and confusion. That's because the iPhone 8 Plus offer dual 12MP telephoto and wide angle lenses in the rear. For example, If a user takes picture of a dog it will tell you what kind of dog it is, isn't it special? On the front of both devices is an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture, it is capable of shooting 1080p videos @ 30fps.

Unlocked the iPhone 8 Plus will cost £799 (64GB) and £949 (256GB). If you press down on the earbud, it invokes the Google Assistant, the Pixel's answer to Siri.