Google to hand over Pixel 7 and Pixel Foldable production to Foxconn

05 August 2022
The tipster also shares some details about the foldable.

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PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 20228K video is a gimmick until 8K screens are widespread, and ... moreIts a nice feature to have though and getting it for only $400. Professionals use it and Most PCs that are about $1000 might put out 4k or 2k depending on what you go with. True phones have upscaled to 2k and even 4k for some. But the thing about unoptimized RAM for Android is the user can now choose how to optimize it. As well as part of the work relying on the UI as well. 8GB is 8GB. If you optimize it corrects it CAN be more powerful then an Apple Device. And I dont believe the efficiency of apple. My ipad is nothing special with the processor and RAM. Apple gives Restricted hardware and makes up for it with software optimizations. Plus they are being sued for numerous things such as ICloud. I dont trust them partially because they were clearly trashing android on something that can happen to IPhones just as much with bloated software. As for price Take the IPhone SE for example. Its just a revamped 7 with a modern processor. I just cant see whats so much better about apple. It wont matter for long anyways bc Android is going to come out with a better phone and then Apple will.

    Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022Thats the thing. The S22 was almost half the price of the 1... more8K video is a gimmick until 8K screens are widespread, and as of right now most TVs are 4K, most phones are 1440p or 1080p, most laptops are 1080p or 1440p. Until such point as 8K screens become nothing special, 8K video will also be nothing special. I have an LG V60 that can record in 8K but the extra resolution really doesn't give any extra detail, and it's not worth it for the limited recording time, battery drain, and inflated file sizes. Keep in mind this phone has a snapdragon 865, which is more efficient than the 8 gen 1.

    On the RAM amounts, well 4GB of RAM feels more like 12GB on Android because of how efficient iOS is. Even 8GB on Android however, often has you running with 3/4 of your RAM used.

      PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 2022Google wishes they didn't have these issues as well. ... moreThats the thing. The S22 was almost half the price of the 13. 8k Camera (The 13 only has 4k) and 8GB of RAM (The 13 only has 4). The size is the same between both, the S22 is newer and is very slightly lighter but I just cant see myself wasting money on Apple, mostly the name. I have an ipad. Its not as nice as an Android, tbh Apple is nothing special and neither brand is better then each other. I just like the freedom of Android thats all. Even on a line or with discounts I wouldn’t get anything other then an SE. and thats for the few apple features that are actually ok. The worst part is lightning. When is USB-C coming Apple?

        Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022True. But You cant say apple isnt in it to put down android... moreGoogle wishes they didn't have these issues as well.

        As for spending, no matter how rich a company is, no one wants to spend money. If you have 1000$ yes that's enough for an iPhone 13 Pro but if you could get the same phone for 600$ well most people, and most companies, are gonna choose that option. Doesn't mean their quality is bad. Just that they're prioritizing manufacturing stability and cost savings over in-house manufacturing.

          PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 2022Well, it depends if you like iOS because if you do then the... moreTrue. But You cant say apple isnt in it to put down android. Watch their Apple Explained: Why IPhone Batteries are so Small. But no Developing a phone is hard work. But you can take things from other devices that worked and use them in the new phone. Security should be the #1 priority and yes all phones have bugs it doesnt matter what version of IOS, Android, FireOS, etc. but that can sometimes be the beauty of older phones, as for (Cough Cough Microsoft) im a bit disappointed that they didnt try Windows OS again. The Surface duo runs Android which I was a bit surprised about and disappointed. But then again it would cost too much to get a failed OS back up and running again.. tbh Id prefer to have a Finger Print Sensor on a phone but I dont think Google should be having such an issue. As far as I can tell their security hast raised any national awareness until now. And Google is being lazy handing off production. Some of these things they claim to have problems with they certainly have the money to fix or look into. Id never make a Pixel my #1 phone but they arent bad either. Google just needs to step up a bit more

            Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022Tbh idk whats going on. It shouldn't be that hard to m... moreWell, it depends if you like iOS because if you do then the iPhone 13 is clearly the only choice. iPhones aren't made to be better than androids. They're made to be better than the previous iPhone.

            Also regarding the fingerprint sensor, software development is hard, when your operating system is as much as 30GB it's impossible to have no bugs. Just sometimes those bugs effect bigger things. A single character typo can make your notification shade a little choppy to bring down. But it can also make your phone unlock for someone else's fingerprint. With the amount that's in modern Android, those mistakes are common, all phones have bugs. Whether it's a Samsung, a Google, or a Xiaomi, it's gonna have bugs. The amount of work it would take to erase all bugs from a particular flavor of Android is completely impossible to pay for for most companies. Issues with security get higher priority, as do ones that effect the user experience. But issues like, say, (and this is completely made up) the screen only refreshing at 60hz when using the emergency alerts app don't get as high priority. We like to think companies make a ton of money off of phones, but in reality a lot of their profits go back into R&D, software development, and developing new models. 2 years of software updates may seem low in this day and age, but it's a far cry of easy to do even that. Often with big companies, (cough cough: Microsoft), management is terrible because on big projects everyone needs permission to do even small things, just look at how buggy the surface duo was after launch, it took a while to fix bugs that the developers likely knew how to fix for weeks before management approved those changes. Moral of the story, making phones is not easy, and every manufacturer has issues, both with software and hardware.

              PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 2022Which is exactly what's happened here, but reviewers a... moreTbh idk whats going on. It shouldn't be that hard to make sure your phone works well. How can Google screw up when their previous phones haven't had these issues (Not all but still) just use the same technique. The Pixel 6a is like a budget phone anyways. Its cheaper for those who cant afford expensive apples that are bloated in price because you’re paying for the name. Not to go too off topic here but comparing the IPhone 13 to the S22 the S22 wins hands down.

                Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022Right thats what the reviewer’s job is when they make their... moreWhich is exactly what's happened here, but reviewers are acting like you shouldn't buy the phone because PRE-RELEASE software has bugs. That's my big beef with the whole situation. No company is immune to these sorts of issues.

                  PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 2022Makes sense except for one thing: the fingerprint sensor bu... moreRight thats what the reviewer’s job is when they make their youtube video or review it they can explain it in the video and Google can see it or write a detailed or quick report to Google, basically like beta testing a game, giving feedback. That way Google can fix it before they release it to actual users, their audience.

                    Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022No right I get that. Im saying if Google could send reviewe... moreMakes sense except for one thing: the fingerprint sensor bug was likely initially discovered by reviewers, meaning it couldn't have been fixed before they got the phones.

                      PhoneFreak45, 08 Aug 2022But .. if you buy your phone before it's officially re... moreNo right I get that. Im saying if Google could send reviewers phones that had software a normal user would get after they officially Release it, then the issue might have been spotted beforehand. I would do that if I were a phone company- have my pre-released software for however long that people who wanted to could review before the phone was released. I would also then give the update that anybody who buys the phone after its released for about a month before its officially released. That way flaws in the post released software could be detected earlier.

                        Super Stadier, 08 Aug 2022Thats the issue- Google needs to make their Post-Release So... moreBut .. if you buy your phone before it's officially released somehow, then by definition it'll have pre release software. I'm confused what you're trying to say. It's not like phones sold before the release don't get to have software.

                          PhoneFreak45, 07 Aug 2022Again, pre release software. Software the public will NEVER... moreThats the issue- Google needs to make their Post-Release Software available to users who try their phones early before the phone is officially released.

                            Anonymous, 06 Aug 2022Snapdragon Mediathek people: 😭😡 Apple A series people: 🙂exynos people:😂😂😂

                              Super Stadier, 06 Aug 2022I admit they seemed to have rushed the Pixel 6. Comeon Goog... moreAgain, pre release software. Software the public will NEVER get to use.

                                Super Stadier, 05 Aug 2022Now Google is Just being Lazy. Pixel isnt anything special,... moreAndroid is garbage compared to iOS. I have the iPhone 13 Pro Max and the Pixel 6 Pro. Both on their Beta software. iOS surpassed android a long time ago. I remember when Android used to have more features. The only thing I like better on android is the Bluetooth LDAC codec. Other than that, Android just doesn’t work for me. Either it’s android or the Pixel Android version.

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                                  Anonymous, 05 Aug 2022Actually it's pixel ultra with the cool camera stuff n... moreIt's speculation at this point.

                                  Pixel Fold mentions are already in Android 12 / Android 13 so this wouldn't be Pixel Ultra.

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                                    blue, 05 Aug 2022Boring SnapMediatek crying babies again...Snapdragon Mediathek people: 😭😡
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                                      PhoneFreak45, 06 Aug 2022I'll give you a hint: pre release software is NEVER bu... moreSamsung DID have issues, They’re better now with their newer phones

                                        PhoneFreak45, 06 Aug 2022I'll give you a hint: pre release software is NEVER bu... moreI admit they seemed to have rushed the Pixel 6. Comeon Google this is what beta testing is for. And im not talking about the “big” youtubers who test them. This was something they should have checked as security is pretty much the most important part of a phone. Sure Samsung has had its bumps but they’ve improved and from what ive seen Knox security isnt the worst and Samsungs (At least the newer ones) seem pretty secure.