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Google asks its community for input on the next Pixel handset

Smaller bezels, water resistance, and stereo speakers are chief among the suggestions so far.(Source: Google)
Smaller bezels, water resistance, and stereo speakers are chief among the suggestions so far.(Source: Google)
Google's Pixel Community Manager has come to the community asking for their likes, dislikes, and suggestions for the Pixel phone. Common dislikes included the mono speaker, lack of waterproofing, and large bezels.

In a heartening move by a tech giant, Google's Pixel Product Lead has gone to the community for advice on how to improve the next Pixel handset: "I would like to hear your thoughts. What do you like about the design? What do you hate about it? What did we get right? What would you like to see us improve?" 

The Pixel was a decidedly well-received phone and ranked high with nearly every reviewer. The major gripe seemed to be that it was expensive and seemed to lack something "new", despite doing what it should very, very well. The community didn't seem to mention price at all, however. The highest rated post in the original thread at this moment criticizes the Pixel's mono speaker, uneven specs between colors, lack of waterproofing, large bezels, and poor stock availability.

The original post had so many replies that they started a second thread to continue the discussion here. Be sure to stop by if you'd like to impart your feedback. It is nice to see a popular company take feedback from its users in such a transparent way—and it will be even better if they end up listening.

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Douglas Black, 2017-02-19 (Update: 2017-02-19)
Douglas Black
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I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.