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Mobos: Google C Pixel just a large mobile phone

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莫博士:谷歌莫博士:谷歌 Pixel C 只是大号手机

Re/code Chinese station in December 10

Re/code founder Walter

The following is the evaluation of the full text of Berg Moss:

Last month, I published an article entitled

Today, Google has introduced a previously said

C Pixel is indeed

As we all know, C Pixel is Google's first own design and production of tablet PCs, but did not make full use of the success of the rival Apple Corp decades of success: the perfect integration of its own hardware and software, to provide consumers with unparalleled user experience.

Since no intention to develop software to be equipped with hardware, plus some of the hardware and some of the problems and complexity, so I do not have confidence to recommend this C Pixel tablet PC.

Below, we are from the three part of this product is described in detail, hardware, software and keyboard.


There is no special place for C Pixel hardware. The screen size is 10.2 inches, and not much difference between the standard version of the iPad screen size. But compared with Air iPad 2, C Pixel 15, 18. Perhaps you will think that this part of the volume may be used to increase the battery capacity. But the actual test shows that the C Pixel battery life is less than an hour Air iPad 2.

There are other issues. C Pixel's screen resolution is higher than iPad, but it may be the most reflective of the most powerful Tablet PC screen. Even in the closed balcony, through the glass window of the indirect sunlight on the above, the screen looks like a mirror.

Even worse, sometimes the screen delay is too obvious, this really suck. Most of the time, it can act like a high - grade display, quick response, smooth. But sometimes, you have to slide or click on the screen for two times.

It is worth praise, the 499 dollar based version of the C Pixel is equipped with 32GB storage. Instead of a iPad with a 16GB store, like apple, it's 499 dollars. But unlike apple, Google did not provide the 128GB version, the highest price of only $599 64GB version. In addition, C Pixel also does not support cellular network (mobile phone SIM card).

C Pixel uses a new Type-C USB port, so the user has a charger and other accessories will not be used. The transmission speed of the Type-C USB port is fast, and has the advantage in the transmission of the film and other large files. As has not been popularized, the short term may bring some inconvenience to the user.


Apple claimed that no cover has 850 thousand applications, some are specifically developed for iPad, and can automatically adapt to.

Most of the smart phone applications, whether it is Android or iPhone version, are subject to the mobile phone screen is smaller and the vertical mode of the restrictions. The iPad application is optimized for large screens, especially horizontal use.

In contrast, Google has been neglected for the tablet PC for the application optimization. In view of the problem, I asked some of Google's executives, they said, after careful design of mobile applications can adapt to different sizes of the screen. But that is not the case. If you have seen the optimized iPad application, you'll see the difference between the two.

Although C Pixel is a Google

To popular business chat application Slack as an example, C Pixel intelligent display of the main information panel, and the phone no two. To see the chat room of the side bar menu and personal chat, or as a mobile phone, need to click on the button. But in iPad, the two panels are coexisting.

There are some mobile phone applications, because it is a longitudinal mode design, although Pixel has been C across the keyboard, but vertical display. There are a number of applications, after the installation of the C Pixel was obviously stretched, or irregular spaces.

Part of the problem may be related to the C Pixel's screen aspect ratio. Pixel C the screen aspect ratio of about 1.4:1, length and width ratio is equivalent to the standard A4 paper. The iPad and Samsung Tab S2 Galaxy screen aspect ratio is 4:3.

But the main problem is Google did not attach importance to the optimization of the tablet PC application. I am surprised, since it has been decided to independent production of tablet computer, Google still turned a deaf ear.


C Pixel's biggest innovation is the physical keyboard. Whether it is the accessories manufacturers, or tablet PC manufacturers, such as Microsoft and apple, are trying to develop a good physical keyboard tablet, but has been struggling. Some people say, Pro Surface 4 or Pro iPad keyboard is already good, but I do not think so, it feels like a traditional laptop keyboard.

In contrast, Google's $149 C Pixel keyboard performance is good. It is very stable, with a certain weight, it is suitable for the input of a traditional keyboard. It has a smart, solid magnetic hinge, allowing users to easily tilt the screen, and a large angle.

Moreover, the user is not required to charge C Pixel specifically, because the Bluetooth keyboard can be charged by the induction charging technology, the use of tablet PCs.

Even so, this keyboard or two in want of perfection. The first is a bit cramped keyboard, followed by some heavy.


Due to the lack of real tablet software, especially office applications, I do not recommend C Pixel, it is still just a large mobile phone. Software problems make C Pixel seem a bit different from iPad or Surface.

I still believe that Google should develop its own hardware products, as the reason for the last month has been discussed. But the premise is that Google needs to find a way to make hardware and software interaction, mutual support.

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