Ok Google, did you really do it first?

The Google Pixel 7 series just launched, bringing with it the all-new Google Tensor G2 SoC, better cameras, and a more refined design. At the same time, the company also introduced new software features and improved upon those already in place. While Google often does a great job with its smartphones, it’s hard to shake off the feeling that the company feels more influential than it actually is.

Let’s be clear here: clearly, Google makes Android. I don’t question the company’s reputation for its work on the world’s largest mobile operating system. Having said that, AOSP at this point is a combination of the work of a lot of OEMs that aren’t just Google, and the team that runs AOSP within Google isn’t the team that makes the Pixel. In fact, there are a lot of Pixel features that are simply not found in AOSP, and even more of them made it to the list with the Pixel 7 series.

During the company’s launch event, Brian Rakowski, Vice President of Product Management at Google, liked to take pictures at other companies (namely Apple) while also reminding them that he’s an innovator. While Google has done some great things for the Android ecosystem, it certainly seems to be overestimating those contributions.

Google claims to have made shooting always on screen and night mode

The first claim that surprised me was way too early in the keyword. Rakowski went on to say that Pixel has always been a leader in smartphone innovation, and he said the company always takes it as a compliment when others keep following them. Then use Always Shown, a feature that debuted with the Pixel 2, as an example of a feature that others at Google have followed.

There are many things wrong with this claim, the first being that the first smartphone with an always-on display wasn’t even an Android phone… It was the Nokia 6303, back in 2008! Even in the Android world, Samsung did it first with the Samsung Galaxy S7. In fact, Google is late to the party, and it’s strange to hear that Google thinks it’s a leader in the always-on display.

After that, the company also appears to believe that it was the first to increase the exposure time in order to improve low-light photography with the Pixel 3. This is also not true, as Huawei previously did with the Pixel 3. Huawei P20 Pro.

“It’s a track record of groundbreaking features that debuted on the Pixel” — the problem is that these weren’t the first on the Pixel at all, Rakowski continued.

Calling Apple for not supporting RCS is kind of a joke at this point

Later, Rakowski took a specific shot of Apple, stating that “RCS is the modern industry standard for messaging, and has already been adopted by bone from the industry.” However, anyone who lives in the US who uses RCS will tell you that the service, while much better than SMS, still has its own issues. While bringing RCS to the iPhone would completely expand user options. , except that it’s not like it’s a perfect standard either, and I wouldn’t call it the “modern industry standard for messaging”.

The problem seems to be that, as with the other innovations Google claims to have made, it believes RCS is the next big thing. He. She Wants Being a pioneer, and if the RCS sees widespread adoption, it has the credibility of being one. Constantly calling Apple isn’t going to get it anywhere, and it sounds a little sad at this point.

For those unfamiliar with RCS (or Rich communication services) – Think of it as SMS 2.0. The standard allows two compatible phones to share high-quality media through an Internet connection. So, unlike SMS, you can send text messages to others just by connecting to a Wi-Fi network. It also supports writing indicators, receipts and other rich features. It’s a great concept, but you can get better functionality from other instant messaging apps as long as the people around you are also using it.

Google is innovative, and you don’t need to take credit for everything

Google Pixel 7 Pro is Hazel color and Google Pixel 7 is Lemongrass color

Google Pixel 7 Pro is Hazel color and Google Pixel 7 is Lemongrass color

The thing is, Google is quite an innovative company, but it doesn’t need to take credit for the things it didn’t do. It didn’t create the always-on display, it wasn’t a pioneer in night photography, and RCS adoption was spotty at best. The reason he claims these innovations is that these improvements can be seen as contributions to the Android smartphone ecosystem in general.

Where Google is really innovating is in the software that comes on its own smartphones, and that’s not part of AOSP. Features like Now Playing, Magic Eraser, and even the use of its own chipset in the form of Google Tensor G2 are an innovation in themselves. There’s no need to pretend and claim that she inspired others in space with features she didn’t create, and anyone who knows the history of these features seems a bit desperate.

Google does good innovation on its own, and you don’t need to claim credit for features it didn’t make. Playing is now one of my favorite features of a smartphone ever and there are a lot of other cool features she did Pioneer on Google smartphones. These are the features that people know and love and are features offered by Google In fact created.

    The Pixel 7 packs a second-generation Tensor SoC, a brighter display, and improved cameras.

    The Pixel 7 Pro is Google’s top flagship of the year, featuring a second-generation Tensor SoC, a 120Hz LTPO display, a telephoto sensor, and a larger battery.

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