Google yet to build smartphones on its own: Sundar Pichai

No plans to make own smartphones right now says Google CEO Sundar Pichai

He also added that the company is “more opinionated” on the design of Nexus smartphones.

If the battle between rival digital assistants can be summed up with the National Basketball Association championships, then Google’s take would be the Golden State Warriors?

That’s assuming, of course, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to defend their National Basketball Association title.

It’s the analogy used by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who characterized the competition as more friendly than bloody.

Pichai revealed the plans while speaking at Recode’s Code Conference today.

Pichai focused particularly on the ability for computers to carry on conversations as humans now do.

Google has confirmed that it will be offering more advanced privacy settings that keep search history private. According to Google, the upcoming Android N will be better than Android Marshmallow and even improved than Lollipop.

We’ve been doing it for a lot longer.

Most of the company is not consumed by it.

However, with the arrival of HTC 10, it has been proved yet again that the Taiwanese company can still manufacture beautifully designed smartphones. But Pichai also spoke of tighter privacy controls in general.

“We give users choice”, he said. “Over time, we can get smarter at giving users sophisticated privacy controls”.

Design Trend reported back in April that Google has partnered with HTC for this year’s new Nexus devices, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish.

The new line of Google Nexus device models is expected to run on the new Android N, which has been announced to likely be released sometime in this year’s third quarter. Google CEO Sundar Pichai had sort of an answer on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference: “Our plan is still to work with OEMs to make phones”. Users are also doomed to use an unpatched phone with the only other choice being to buy a new phone. Around 1 billion people people have gone through their settings in the a year ago alone, Pichai said.

“It depends on the situation, but we’re open to it”, he said. While Chinese manufacturers use Android to power their devices, Google services such as Google Play aren’t available.

It’s natural to think that Google might want to work on its own phone.

He reminded that Google wasn’t always first to release a product. The response wasn’t surprising, with Pichai answering that Google remains committed to working with various OEM’s to bring the world a new experience every year. Google can not compete in that respect, and it should not risk alienating the handset experts at a time when the smartphone market’s growth is slowing, and market share wars – fought on price and efficiencies more than user experience – will erupt.

We’re thoughtfully building it step by step.

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