Google (and I’m sure other companies) are looking move past Apple’s iPhone X event and take some attention away. The company has debuted a new marketing campaign, as well as a website that asks viewers to “ask more.” On the madeby.google.com sub-domain, you can see the teasing tagline “thinking about changing phones?”
Last year, Google set the date for October 4th, 2016, when the company launched the Pixel and Pixel XL. At the exact date this year, the company is returning with the next-generation of the Pixel lineup.
Now lets talk a little bit more about the “ask more” instruction that appears on their landing page. It appears to tease an evolved and much improved Google Assistant. The company seems to imply that the assistant will be able to do much more and perform better than ever when you ask it for more.
So what does Google mean exactly? Well, here’s a list of questions that the company’s teaser shows us:
- What’s wrong with my phone’s battery?
- Why is my phone always out of storage?
- Why does my phone take so many blurry photos?
- Why doesn’t my phone understand me?
- Why can’t my phone update itself?
- Why is my smartphone so slow / hot / fragile / annoying / broken / cruel / impersonal / dumb?
The Pixel 2 will be made by HTX, and its bigger half, the Pixel 2 XL, is expected to be manufactured by LG. There have also been recent leaks detailing features and looks of the upcoming phones.