Google LLC is the company that developed the highly influential Android operating system. It is an American Multinational company headquartered in California, USA. Although Google is mostly known for its operating system, they are also involved in the smartphone manufacturing business. In the year 2016, they introduced two smartphones under their brand name for the first time. These smartphones are Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. But this was not the first time they have produced smartphones. Before that, Google released smartphones together with HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Huawei. The models were named as "Nexus" such as LG Nexus 5, Huawei Nexus 6P, Motorola Nexus 6, etc. But now, Google has an independent smartphone department.
The Specialty of Google Phones
Pure Android Experience
Pixel phones are released with so-called "Vanilla Android" or "Pure Android" version. It means there is no custom interface or tweaks in the original Android coding. You can even remove all built it Google Apps and choose what to install yourself. These phones are the first to get the latest security and Android version updates. The users will also get three years of version updates from the time of its release. So, it is a superior choice for premium Android fans.
Google has developed a high-quality virtual reality glass named "Daydream." It also supports Google Pixel phones. So, this combined concept became a fit for many tech-savvy. VR is also not a new project for Google. Primarily, they launched cheap cardboard VR glass which was also of fine quality comparing the price.
In 2017, Google introduced the follow-up versions of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. These were named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Pixel 2 XL had the best smartphone camera in 2017 according to most well-recognized tech sources. It was also mentioned as one of the top 3 smartphones of the year. Then in 2018 came the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. These phones had an even higher quality camera and they are recognised as best camera phones of 2018 according to most of the top tech sources.
Unlimited Google Photos Cloud Storage
Google is offering unlimited photo storage in its Google Photos Cloud platform. The Pixel 1 and Pixel 1 XL users will enjoy the offer forever whereas the Pixel 3 series users will have the free storage till January 31, 2022. So, we can summarize that, the Pixel series with their pure Android version, daydream compatibility, stunning front and back camera, as well as unlimited free cloud storage became a special choice for premium android users.
Google Phones in Bangladesh
The earlier Nexus models were highly admired in Bangladesh among the tech-conscious young generation. But because of the pricing, it couldn't win many consumers as the major demand in Bangladesh is for low and low-mid range smartphones. Same happened with the newer Pixel phones. Only the minor wealthy customer group could afford it. But most of the economically rich are from the older generation who usually go for the prestigious Samsung flagship phones with personalized and dedicated service over the techy Pixel phones with guaranteed software updates and the best camera. So, only a very few financially capable tech youngsters are considering the Pixel Phones so far. But the EMI facility opened the door for more consumers to purchase Google phones especially those that use a phone camera and video recording for working purpose.