Google app teardown reveals Pixel 2 squeeze feature

18 September 2017
Other clues in the teardown point to a customizable hotword, sleep sounds, and the ability to customize the Assistantís voice.

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Is there a dedicated squeeze silicone case?
And for at least 50$,instead usual 5$..lol
So,Google took U11(arguably very good phone),will make it uglier and sell it for (over) 1000$,instead 650$ for U11(6/128gb version)

  • Slowclap

Kangal, 19 Sep 2017Anyone here use the Edge-Squeeze feature? I gotta say I'm fai... more^ *clap*... *clap*... *clap*

  • AnonD-632062

Anonymous, 19 Sep 2017Distant thunderstorm brother. It's really soothing...Yup, you are right. Distant thunderstorm noises are really soothing and calming....

Anonymous, 19 Sep 2017what if you have small hands and can't squeeze the phone? xP esp... moreThen you need to carry squeezers

Will it break like U11?

  • Anonymous

what if you have small hands and can't squeeze the phone? xP especially on the XL

  • Anonymous

Mr. Electronics, 19 Sep 2017Lol who can sleep with thunderstorm noises? Distant thunderstorm brother. It's really soothing...

  • Kangal

Anyone here use the Edge-Squeeze feature?

I gotta say I'm fairly unimpressed.
When I came up with the concept of a squeeze back/side input years ago, I thought about it as a solution to replace the power button, volume rocker, and camera shutter. The whole reasoning was to create a device which was much thinner, with smaller sides, and to make it symmetrical.

The HTC U11 achieved none of that, and the feature itself was very /meh. It literally feels like a gimmick that was tacked on halfway through, instead of thoughtfully used in the UX design.

The 2017 Pixel(s) will be the same.

Now, I rather phones have a bit of a side and decent thickness. This is to make the device more durable. Allow the proper use of glass protectors, and avoid accidental touches. A side effect is the flush camera lens and much larger battery and heat dissipation.

Lol who can sleep with thunderstorm noises?