Google’s Pixel phones are great phones and considering the Pixel was Google’s first foray into designing a phone, they have done remarkably well. Yesterday, Cnet wrote about the design process of the Pixel which was today linked to by the Pixel Product Lead. At the end of his post — over at the Pixel User Community — he asks for feedback.

The Pixel Product Lead in question, Krishna Kumar, mentions the article by Cnet calling it:

“a fascinating peek (A phone of Google’s own) behind the development of the Pixel design – from the design team endlessly obsessing over the angle of the phone’s edges and its feel in hand, to the texture of the power key, to colour selection and cheeky names – and some of the choices and trade-offs that went behind the Pixel design!”

There is little doubt that the Pixel phones are two among the best Android phones ever made but Krishna and Google are not resting there. The Pixel Product Lead went on to ask for feedback on the Pixel phones:

I would like to hear your thoughts. What do you like about the design? What do you hate about it? What did we get right? What would you like to see us improve?

As much as I love my Pixel (I recently named the family kitten after it – Pixie), I feel that there is definitely room for improvement in the Pixel XL 2.0. It seems I am not the only one. There are already quite a few posts with suggestions for future Pixel phones. The two most common suggestions and comments are the size of the massive bezels (shrink them please!) and the lack of decent front-facing speakers (which apparently goes against Daydream specifications I’m told) but a single, bottom-firing, mono speaker in a premium device is not good enough in my opinion. I am always accidentally covering the speaker while playing games.

We often do posts here regarding your perfect phone and they are always popular with you guys and girls. Now, with Google asking the question, it’s your chance to tell Google exactly what you like or dislike about the Pixels and what you want in your next phone and it just may happen. Google are listening — a grappling hook and laser are probably unlikely to make the cut though I’m afraid.

If you are interested head on over to the Pixel User Community and leave your comment/wishlist.

Source: Pixel User Community.
Via: 9to5Google.
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Major Sceptic

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IT Enquirer

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