Worldsfeed Tech Desk: Tech enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting Google’s ‘Made by Google’ global event, scheduled for October 4. In the lead-up to this event, Google has taken a playful dig at the recently launched iPhone 15 series with a witty advertising campaign titled ‘Best Phone Forever.’ These light-hearted jabs provide a glimpse of the rivalry between tech giants Google and Apple, adding an element of fun to the competitive landscape.
In the advertising video titled ‘Scary Story,’ Google’s Pixel engages in banter with the iPhone, saying, “I am scared about my future. Your big launch event is about to happen. You are going to get all kinds of attention. People will talk about your AI features and design. Along with this, they will also compare, who has the best camera? Who has the best AI?” It’s a humorous take on the anticipation surrounding new smartphone releases.
Pixel then cheekily responds to the iPhone, “You just had a launch event, and we’re still good.” This playful exchange highlights the fast-paced nature of the tech industry, where companies constantly innovate and compete for consumer attention. The iPhone counters by mentioning its recent upgrades, including a new mute button, Dynamic Ireland (likely a reference to features like Live Text), and a new charging port.
Apple has remained silent in response to these ads, allowing Google to maintain a humorous edge in its marketing strategy. Over the past three months, Google has consistently poked fun at Apple’s design and features, keeping the rivalry entertaining for tech enthusiasts.
On October 4, Google will launch its highly anticipated Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Google Pixel Watch 2. Notably, this marks the first time Google will introduce its smartwatches in India, with all three devices set to be exclusively available on the e-commerce platform Flipkart starting from October 5.
Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from these upcoming devices:
Google Pixel Watch 2: Expected Specifications
- Display: A 1.2-inch OLED display with a resolution of 384 x 384 pixels.
- Hardware and Software: Powered by a Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 processor and running on Wear OS 4.
- Battery: Expected to have a 306mAh battery, offering over 24 hours of power backup even with the always-on display enabled.
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro: Expected Specifications
- Display: Both smartphones are likely to feature 6.17-inch displays with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1440X3120 pixels.
- Hardware and Software: Equipped with Tensor G3 processors and running on the latest Android 14 operating system.
- Battery: Pixel 8 expected to have a 4,484mAh battery, while the Pixel 8 Pro may sport a larger 4,950mAh battery. Both phones support fast wireless charging.
- Camera: Pixel 8 may feature a 50MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, while the Pixel 8 Pro could offer a 64MP primary camera, 64MP ultra-wide, and a 49MP telephoto camera.
With the ‘Made by Google’ event on the horizon and the ongoing friendly banter between Google and Apple, tech enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to in the coming days.