They were the second and third Nexus phones, respectively (the first one – the Nexus One was made by HTC). However, in 2011, Google and Samsung parted ways following a two-year collaboration.
The Nexus smartphones that followed were built by LG, Motorola, and Huawei until Google’s significant rebranding, which redefined Google’s identity as a phone-maker. I’m talking about the changeover to the Pixel lineup, in case you didn’t notice.
Samsung was nowhere to be found after the changeover to Pixel, as you can see. But first, there’s this! Before the Pixel, a few other phones generated headlines and drew the attention of Android enthusiasts.
Sure, Google ceased selling their final Google Play edition phone in January 2015 after repeated tries (the HTC One M8). However, the thought of a “stock” Android Samsung-made flagship was tempting to those consumers who wanted the best of both worlds – superb Samsung-level hardware and quick and dependable Google software – instead of… TouchWiz.
Yes, Samsung’s Android skin included some (often unnecessary) extra features like split-screen multitasking and air gestures, but the far more important aspects of the user experience, such as UI navigation, animations, and software updates, were all faster and more reliable on Google’s version of the Galaxy S4 – which, despite TouchWiz, was a great device with massive commercial success.
In case you didn’t know, Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro/XL devices’ entire specifications have leaked, and we can immediately see how important Samsung was in their creation. Let’s break this down into three sections: processor, display, and camera, and give them the attention they deserve.
This article goes through the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro/XL CPU in detail. In a nutshell, Samsung Semiconductors’ system large-scale integration (SLSI) group is working on the unique “Whitechapel” chip.
In other words, this is a Samsung-designed SoC that is similar to the Exynos 2100 seen in the Galaxy S21 series. It is unique and suited to Google’s requirements. In comparison to the Google Pixel 5, which was powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, “Whitechapel” is projected to improve the user experience.
Moving on, it’s no secret that Samsung produces some of the greatest smartphone displays on the market. Many smartphone manufacturers get their panels from them. Of all, when it comes to displays, Samsung’s most famous customer is… Apple – for the iPhone.
We’ll have to wait and watch whether history repeats itself and Google uses different manufacturers for the two different Google Pixel 6 devices. However, it appears like at least one Pixel 6 with a Samsung-made panel will be released, with hopefully no display issues.
We don’t have as much information as we have with the processor and display, but it’s enough to make some educated predictions.
The Korean business just unveiled a brand new 50MP sensor, and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra already has a Samsung-made GN2 50MP sensor, which gives a superb camera experience.
The Pixel 6 series appears to take every high-quality Samsung component. The displays, chip, and possibly certain camera sensors – and combine it with the “Google sauce”. Five years of fast and smooth Android OS updates. The Pixel camera processing (which many people love) to create a one-of-a-kind device. It will finally give Android fans Samsung-level hardware with Google-level software magic!
In a manner, Google is attempting to form a partnership with Samsung. To provide you with a Samsung-powered flagship that may be better than Samsung’s own flagships! It’s a Galaxy masquerading as something else… and it’s an excellent one!
For more details visit the website Phonera.in.
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