Get ready for the brand new Google phones, because they’re prepared to be your “everything” in the next few weeks as they hit the market. Just in time for holiday shopping, the new Google smartphone is sure to top the list. Jim Algar of United Press International shared Nov. 3, in “Google puts Android on a diet, seeks next billion users” that the company’s goal pronouncement is an entirely realistic goal, given the user-friendly basic simplicity of virtually all of Google’s products. Plus “Earlier this year, Google announced its 1 billionth Android activation.” Even Carl Sagan should be impressed as the company “seeks its next billion users.”
All the snappy television commercials aside for Apple’s beautiful, skinny iPad and new, not really but they say they are new, iPhone 5 (S and C) models are about to potentially become yesterday’s yawners. Not everyone will dump their iPhones because they are so smoothly integrated via the iCloud with the iPad and the iMacs, but the consumers who are all-Mac, all the time, are still bound to be impressed with the new Google phones.
The new phone system, the KitKat 4.4, features low memory requirements, a built-in Chrome browser (goodbye to sluggish Safari!) and Google Play, which is command central for every Google feature (applications, games, music, movies, TV, books, and magazines) that you already depend on for your PCs and tablets.
Android KitKat 4.4. “comes with a much more advanced photo editor,” which should make it very attractive. And, even though you wouldn’t naturally assume this, due to the high volume of advertising that Apple utilizes, “Android phones top 81 percent of the smartphone market.”
This coming week marks the arrival of the Nexus 5 smartphone, which will hit big box retail stores for you to put it through your own paces. A local Google representative working in a Houston area Best Buy store shared that some new Google phones are set to arrive on November 7, with carrier activation earmarked for Sprint, and other carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile) are able to activate the phone on their networks on or about November 10. One hint is that T-Mobile might have a data plan that would make it useful to wait a few days to explore various carrier offerings.
Let’s face it: Google just makes things easier for the average consumer to use. Even Apple had to bring the Google Maps app back to the iPhone in December, 2012, because of customer demand. That was “three months after Apple removed the popular Google Maps from its operating system, and Apple Maps being widely panned in tech reviews and among customers.”
Now, while you’re waiting for the new Google phones to arrive, you can activate your new Google Chromecast application into your not-very-smart high-definition TV and enjoy because that, too, is “the easiest way to watch online video on your TV.” And, they’re in stock at your favorite retail or online store as well.
Even though the tag line is meant for a Windows Surface tablet versus the iPad tablet, the point is apropos, “This isn’t going to end well for me, is it. Do you think I’m still pretty?” An Apple or a Kit-Kat? Time will tell. And the race begins for the holiday shoppers.