Google has declared war on Apple with the announcement of a new smartphone.The search engine unveiled the Pixel at an event in San Francisco today.Rick Osterloh, head of Google’s new hardware department, said ”phones are most important items we own” and are “most people’s lifeline to the internet and each other”.The Pixels come with Google’s new Siri-style Assistant built in and use “unlimited” cloud storage so that users will never run out of space “for all those photographs”.Owners will be able to speak to their phone and ask it to look up local events, send text messages and play music, as well as all manner of other tasks.The Google assistant is even smart enough to book tables at a restaurant using the app OpenTable.The 12.3 megapixel camera fitted to the Pixel is “the best smartphone camera anyone has ever made”, Google claimed.The camera can uses HDR Plus tech so that pics can be taken in low light and the snapper app works more quickly than its competitors’ gadgets, meaning it should be able to capture moments effectively.It can be charged mega-quickly, with seven hours worth of juice pumped into the gadget in just five minutes.The devices will come in a range of vividly named colours: Quite… Read full this story
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