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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm sure the next generation of Pixels will have decent hardware and many good reasons to buy it.
    What I'm wondering is, does the fact that it offers a pure Android experience and fast updates make it the major motivator in your decision to buy it?

    I'm thinking for some it's a little of everything but for many its the added bonus of having a phone that's built around the software and having fast updates with added security.
    09-25-2017 05:27 AM
  2. maxburn's Avatar
    I like the premium handset with stockish OS (Pixel isn't AOSP) and fast security updates. Basically I think they are doing things right on the software side and want to reward that.
    09-25-2017 05:44 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Primary reason for me is that Google is the only oem on Android that's taking privacy and security seriously. That is definitely connected to updates as well, but there's more to it.
    billchat, Agent910, Joe920 and 1 others like this.
    09-25-2017 06:47 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Primary reason for me is that Google is the only oem on Android that's taking privacy and security seriously. That is definitely connected to updates as well, but there's more to it.
    Understood... Fast updates are not just about getting things first.
    09-25-2017 07:12 AM
  5. dsignori's Avatar
    A little of everything. Definitely NOT because of stock Android, but maybe a little because of the updates. For me it's mostly the camera (and a bit of the updates).

    I think you can get a pretty great (though not comparable) experience from most modern flagships at this point.
    libra89 likes this.
    09-25-2017 07:28 AM
  6. ChuckG73's Avatar
    I am buying for the camera and the all the goodness of an unlocked phone from Google.
    09-25-2017 07:35 AM
  7. ronin_cse's Avatar
    If I get a Pixel it will be for this reason, otherwise I would stick with my Note 8
    09-25-2017 07:50 AM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I am buying for the camera and the all the goodness of an unlocked phone from Google.
    I'm hoping the Camera is even better than the first Pixel
    09-25-2017 07:53 AM
  9. Zendroid1's Avatar
    1. Stock android
    2. Camera (last years was nice and this should be an improvement)
    3. Hardware (loved last years look despite the bezels and will most likely love this years)
    4. Fast updates
    5. Easy to root/flash
    09-25-2017 08:16 AM
  10. mxmarcus's Avatar
    1. Stock android
    2. Quick updates
    3. Google experience
    4. Easy to do what you want with the phone
    09-25-2017 08:45 AM
  11. billchat's Avatar
    Primary reason for me is that Google is the only oem on Android that's taking privacy and security seriously. That is definitely connected to updates as well, but there's more to it.
    ^I'm with this dude^
    09-25-2017 09:00 AM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Fast updates/longevity of updates for me. I want a good backup phone for just in case and I feel like a Pixel will last the longest.
    09-25-2017 09:22 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am -- or at least that is one of my reasons. I would like to try the new Android stuff as it comes out (such as Android O right now) but also the security updates are very welcome.
    09-25-2017 09:23 AM
  14. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Gotta to love a company that says "Hey we value you as a customer". Giving Pixel XL to owners of the 6P who had issues with their phones after the OS update. I purchased my Pixel phone from Verizon because I did not want to have to wait for it to be shipped. I purchased my wife's 6P from Google and the handled the problem was amazing. So going forward, as long as I am on Android I will continue to buy the Pixels from the Google store.
    Aquila and Agent910 like this.
    09-25-2017 10:14 AM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Gotta to love a company that says "Hey we value you as a customer". Giving Pixel XL to owners of the 6P who had issues with their phones after the OS update. I purchased my Pixel phone from Verizon because I did not want to have to wait for it to be shipped. I purchased my wife's 6P from Google and the handled the problem was amazing. So going forward, as long as I am on Android I will continue to buy the Pixels from the Google store.
    Yes... Very good move on their part.
    09-25-2017 10:34 AM
  16. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Can't speak for the Pixel 2, but I'm still interested in the Pixel 2 XL for 2 reasons: it works on Project Fi; it'd be the best all-around replacement for my Nexus 6 (which includes the stock experience & speedy updates).
    09-25-2017 11:57 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Can't speak for the Pixel 2, but I'm still interested in the Pixel 2 XL for 2 reasons: it works on Project Fi; it'd be the best all-around replacement for my Nexus 6 (which includes the stock experience & speedy updates).
    Don't they both work on Fi?
    09-25-2017 12:44 PM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    What I'm wondering is, does the fact that it offers a pure Android experience and fast updates the major motivator in your decision to buy it?
    Maybe not pure Android, but definitely pure Google and a very clean, uncluttered experience. And the fast updates. That's why the Pixel / Nexus devices are all I will really consider. I'm actually eligible for upgrade now, so I've been spending time looking at hardware. I looked at the Galaxy S8 at a Verizon store the other day. I thought the software was disgusting to the point of ruining an otherwise nice phone.
    09-25-2017 01:08 PM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    Maybe not pure Android, but definitely pure Google and a very clean, uncluttered experience. And the fast updates. That's why the Pixel / Nexus devices are all I will really consider. I'm actually eligible for upgrade now, so I've been spending time looking at hardware. I looked at the Galaxy S8 at a Verizon store the other day. I thought the software was disgusting to the point of ruining an otherwise nice phone.
    The hardware ruins it for me too. Edge display and glass back both major turn offs.
    09-25-2017 01:41 PM
  20. ultravisitor's Avatar
    The hardware ruins it for me too. Edge display and glass back both major turn offs.
    I won't complain about the glass back because it seems that all of the flagships will have a glass back this year. The edge display looks nice, but I don't have any experience with it, so I don't know how it is to use in real world situations.
    Aquila likes this.
    09-25-2017 01:45 PM
  21. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Don't they both work on Fi?
    Sure they do. The regular Pixel 2's just not gonna be big enough to qualify as a Nexus 6 replacement.
    09-25-2017 02:19 PM
  22. modifier's Avatar
    Re-posting due to edit...

    Primary reason for me is that Google is the only oem on Android that's taking privacy and security seriously. That is definitely connected to updates as well, but there's more to it.
    Does the Pixel (or will the Pixel 2) have a built-in option to wipe the device after a specified number of failed password attempts? That's one feature I miss having. BlackBerry has this in their KEYone/Priv/DTEK models but I'd like to know if anyone else offers it in a 2017 model. Samsung might have it via Knox but I'd prefer something closer to stock... like a Pixel or Essential. Essential doesn't have it since they're running 99% bare Android.
    09-25-2017 02:30 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Re-posting due to edit...


    Does the Pixel (or will the Pixel 2) have a built-in option to wipe the device after a specified number of failed password attempts? That's one feature I miss having. BlackBerry has this in their KEYone/Priv/DTEK models but I'd like to know if anyone else offers it in a 2017 model. Samsung might have it via Knox but I'd prefer something closer to stock... like a Pixel or Essential. Essential doesn't have it since they're running 99% bare Android.
    As far as I can tell that option is not in the Pixel 2 XL or last gen Pixels.
    modifier likes this.
    09-25-2017 02:46 PM
  24. firebirder's Avatar
    That's my reason! Haven't made my decision yet, but I'm leaning towards the new pixel for the fast, consistent updates and pure os. Never owned a nexus or pixel but always wanted one and am tired of wondering how long my phones will be supported with updates and waiting forever for my carrier to push os and security updates. The price is making it harder to pull the trigger though.
    Eggmundo likes this.
    09-25-2017 03:48 PM
  25. Googlepixelxl2's Avatar
    I am! I love HTC, but I have a 75 inch Sony 4K tv running Android and I want a pure Android phone to work seamlessly with it. My HTC 10 started randomly disconnecting from my tv while casting from YouTube on my phone. Started happening right after an update from HTC/Verizon.

    Bottom line, I want to try a pure Android experience and receive timely updates.

    I have a friend who buys nothing but Apple products. He was surprised my phone has USB-C. I was like yeah, every manufacturer signed an agreement years ago saying they would all use the same type of ports to limit charger and cable waste. Everyone signed on but Apple. I told him Samsung waited until this year to go with USB-C. HTC had it incorporated last year.

    Why doesn't people who buy Apple products know we have had quick chargers at home and in our cars for years? I mention this and they shut up about Qi charging.
    09-25-2017 03:58 PM
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