Two days have passed since the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were officially introduced. The research giant is thus taking its first steps in the world of hardware in its own name. Although they were on the market for several years with Nexus devices, these were not, and could not be, referred to as "Made by Google".
In fact, the equipment featured last Wednesday is just the second iteration of Google's hardware bet. These new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are well-built equipment, yet with a design that still raises mixed reactions among the community.
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Something that seems to be more consensual in terms of reactions is derived from removing the 3.5mm jack from these devices. As our Pedro Henrique has already mentioned in his opinion article about the new Pixel, Google had to "swallow a frog" after removing this entry.
Here's the reason for removing the 3.5mm jack from Google Pixel 2
However, the removal of this entry by various companies is not yet well founded. As you recall, when Apple removed the 3.5mm jack from its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it justified it as a bold decision. As far as Google is concerned, not a word during the presentation in this regard. But that has already changed.
A senior Google representative has already publicized the company's decision to remove the 3.5mm jack from the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Mario Queiroz, the company's global vice president of products, told the site TechCrunch This is because of a design strategy. This strategy aims to implement end-to-end displays.
"The main reason (to remove the jack) is to set a path for the future in terms of design. We want the screen to get closer and closer to the edge. Our team said: 'If we are going to make the change, it is better to do it now than later.´ Last year could have been too early. Now there are more smartphones on the market. " – Mario Queiroz, at TechCrunch
Is this justification accepted among consumers?
It seems that companies seem to believe that the 3.5mm jack is taking up too much space in their products. Therefore, in order to produce equipment with small margins, we must make the most of the space while offering consumers stylish equipment.
With such a justification from the Mountain View company, this foresees an even further reduction in its smartphone margins to 2018. Especially considering that Apple removed this entry in 2016 and now, in 2017, we get the know an iPhone X with an end-to-end screen.
But if you'll allow me to throw a fire pit, let's take the Samsung Galaxy S8 as an example. It already has a screen with very small margins and still has the input for headphones.
In terms of the elegance of the equipment, the justification given above also does not reap, as this is also a very elegant equipment, being only 0.3mm thicker than the new Pixel and iPhone X, both without this input.
I know that there are both sides of the coin to this particular topic. There are those who are against removing this entry and those who are in favor. And which side of the barricade are you on?
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