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Google’s Pixel copied iPhone’s design and more

Published: 31/12/2016 by Comments

Google’s Pixel copied iPhone’s design and more

It may well be time to stop pretending and look more closely at the Google Pixel Smartphone. It’s more than just a design copy of the Apple iPhone 6, 6s and 7 – it’s almost an exact replica. If you remove the rear glass plate and relocate the fingerprint scanner on the Google Pixel device you would be left with a carbon copy of the iPhone. That’s not saying it’s not a good design, iPhone 6/6s and 7 has sold better than any other global smartphone. If you are planning to copy another design it makes sense to choose the very popular iPhone with its superior design elements.

It looks as if Google have gone further and replicated more than just design elements from the iPhone and may have also inherited one of the biggest issues that iPhone face with batteries in some of its models.  You may have recently read about challenges Apple are facing with the battery in some of their iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and older models. The battery appears to stop working giving the appearance that it has died whilst still having as much as 30% of battery life left. Apple has initiated a battery replacement scheme for users of the iPhone6s but owners of other models do not have access the program.

Apple indicated that software would be made available to rectify the problem, but since announcing this some time ago a number of updates have been released, none of which have resolved the issue.  A large number of consumers are said to be disappointed with the most recent iOS 10.2 update which is said to have made the battery issue worse.

With that in mind, if you are experiencing similar issues with your iPhone, you are not alone.  It seems you are joined by new Google Pixel owners who are experiencing the same problems with smartphones shutting down whilst still holding 30% of battery life. In a recent thread on Reddit the issues were discussed by consumers in one of many threads covering the topic on the web.

The problem with battery life also seems to be impacting last year’s Nexus 6P smartphone.

Google has not yet commented on the issue.

Colette Lamb
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A business sector writer with over 15 years of experience working in the marketing, commerce and law sectors' internationally and in the UK. Interests include composing music and other creative communications such as art and dance therapy.

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