February 3, 2023
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Google had a fairly stable 2022 for probably the most half, in keeping with AA colleague Rob Triggs, noting that the corporate got here shut however “didn’t fairly nail” issues.

What did you consider Google’s 2022 by way of {hardware} and software program, although? We posted this ballot inside Rob’s article, and right here’s what you advised us.

What do you consider Google’s 12 months in {hardware} and software program?

Outcomes

This was a reasonably fashionable ballot, with virtually 2,400 votes forged as of writing. The preferred possibility? Properly, it seems that 48.4% of respondents felt Google had an ideal 12 months and that they’d extra religion within the firm’s imaginative and prescient.

“Many ups, some downs. I’m optimistic,” was the runner-up, grabbing 33.24% of the vote. In different phrases, over 80% of surveyed readers thought the great outweighed the unhealthy for Google in 2022.

We are able to see why folks would really feel this fashion, as the corporate delivered well-received Pixel 7 and Pixel 6a units. The agency additionally introduced a stable replace within the type of Android 13. It wasn’t all good although, because the Pixel Watch obtained a combined reception whereas Stadia was unsurprisingly canceled.

In any other case, 12.59% of respondents voted for “some ups, some downs. I’m ready for extra.” Lastly, simply 5.75% of polled readers felt Google’s failures outweighed its wins in 2022.

Feedback

  • HonzaCZ: I’m glad with Pixels this 12 months. The Pixel 7 is the most effective cellphone I’ve used and the Pixel Watch is nice. I don’t actually agree along with your Pixel Watch take, although. The bezel will not be sufficiently big to warrant this a lot consideration.
  • Felipe Barousse: This 12 months, because it did in 2021 Google dissatisfied many, lots… Why? As a result of it retains on crippling their Pixel units: if an proprietor decides to take his or her Pixel system to a rustic the place Pixels should not formally bought at and insert a SIM (or use an e-SIM) from an area operator from that nation, that straightforward motion instantly disabled 5G, VoLTE, VoWiFi on the Pixel. Google will not be getting that this are M-O-B-I-L-E units that we take wherever we go to work or spend a while and require to make use of on the totally appropriate 5G mobile networks in these locations. That has made me go away Google and Pixel units fully, as a lot as I like them and having been Google telephones consumer for the reason that Nexus One. Sorry Google with that evil and nasty angle, no extra Pixels for me.
  • James Sarino: I’ve been pleased with each my Pixel 7 Professional and Buds Professional, and was trying ahead for the subsequent iteration of the Pixelbook (nonetheless have my 2017 Pixelbook “Eve”). I used to be dissatisfied Google scuttled it. I wish to just like the Pixel Watch, nevertheless it feels compromised. Having owned the LG G Watch when that got here out again within the day, I didn’t really feel compelled to go down that highway once more. So, will wait and see what 2023 will carry, and hope the subsequent gen Pixel Watch and Pill might be good.
  • eszklar: Pixel Look ahead to me was disappointing. Pixel 7 Sequence merely an iteration of the Pixel 6 sequence however executed effectively. Subsequent 12 months, nevertheless, with the Pixel Pill(s) and the Pixel Fold(ready) is what I’m ready for. Additionally, given the just lately leaked future Pixel highway map (if true and if Google carries it out) attention-grabbing instances await.