SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled on Tuesday the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer, as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware. The company’s Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world’s smartphones, and Google topped Amazon.com Inc in smart speaker sales in recent quarters. Pixel phones, though, have been a tougher sell, garnering less than 1 percent of the global market by…
SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s product launch on Tuesday was as much a jab at Apple Inc’s iPhone as a sales pitch for its new Pixel phones, with executives from the Mountain View internet search company taking shots at their competitor at every turn.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday unveiled its new Pixel smartphone with artificial intelligence built in as it directly takes on the iPhone with its own branded handset. "We are building hardware with the Google Assistant at its core," said Rick Osterloh, head of a new hardware division at the California-based internet giant. "We believe that the next big innovation is going to take place at the intersection of hardware and software, with AI at the center."