The first generation Pixel phones by Google were received with much enthusiasm by the public. However, the designs of Pixel and Pixel XL was one issue that received mixed reactions. On one hand, people said that its design was similar to iPhone’s and on the other hand others said that it was functional.
The smartphone giant is now seeking the general public’s view regarding the design. This review might come in handy when the second generation of the smartphone will be manufactured.
Pixels product lead, Krishna Kumar wrote in a Pixel User Community post, “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?”
Yesterday’s CNET piece went into particular depth and explained how avoiding an “unsightly” camera bump was an area of focus while designing the phones. The only area where the Pixel phones differ from iPhone is its wedge shape. This shape facilitated for a larger battery to be placed in the phone and allowed the phone to rest on a flat surface.
A recent report said that the next smartphone in the Pixel line might be more affordable and come with water resistance, a feature that was absent in the first generation smartphones. Google is also said to be working on a cheaper version of phone aimed at developing markets such as India.
As the product lead as shown so much interest in the public opinion, we are hopeful that Kumar will be able to answer many questions regarding the design of the Pixel smartphone. One such question being why the Pixel has such a large and empty bottom bezel. You too can submit your concerns and queries via the forum post.