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Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

This article titled “What does the future of Android look like in a world with the Pixel?” was written by Samuel Gibbs, for theguardian.com on Thursday 1st December 2016 12.54 UTC

Android, the world’s most used mobile operating system, is going through a step change. For years, its creator, Google, only made a small number of own-brand devices running it for developers and enthusiasts. That changed with the release of the Pixel.

The Pixel is Google’s first real attempt to challenge Apple and Samsung’s smartphone dominance, but it wasn’t made by the same team that makes Android.

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