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Google takes on Apple with unveiling of new Pixel phone

Google takes on Apple with unveiling of new Pixel phone

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday declared another “Pixel” cell phone and a virtual reality headset, the organization’s most recent push to offer customers on Google-marked gadgets and to test Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the more than $400 billion worldwide business sector.

The new telephone begins at a cost of $649, and Google is working solely with Verizon Communications in the United States, Google officials said at a dispatch occasion in San Francisco.

Google’s choice to dispatch with a solitary transporter echoes Apple’s consent to dispatch the first iPhone with AT&T, an arrangement that gave Apple extraordinary control over the look of the telephone and how it functioned.

While most sellers other than Apple utilize Google’s Android working framework, the organization has for quite a long time toyed with different ways to deal with building its own particular equipment without distancing producers, for example, Samsung Electronics, the world’s top cell phone creator.

Google additionally declared a “Fantasy View” virtual reality headset, which will be accessible in November for $79, in time for the end-of-year shopping season.

Google equipment boss Rick Osterloh declared the Pixel telephone not long after the occasion started, including that the camera was the best accessible on a cell phone. The new telephone can get a 7-hour charge in 15 minutes, the organization said.

Pixel telephones will come in dark, blue and silver and will have 5 and 5.5 inch (12.7 cm and 14 cm) screens. Google has sold a different line of telephones, called Nexus, since 2010, yet the gadgets have increased little footing in a business sector commanded by Samsung Electronics.

Since its portable programming is accessible so broadly, Google has attempted to recognize its own gadgets, said expert Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.

Google “needs to have this end-to-end experience, however it’s not clear that individuals truly need that,” Dawson said.

Shares of Alphabet were up about a large portion of a percent in early afternoon New York exchange. Shares of Verizon were down around 1 for each penny.

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