HTC engineers officially join the Googleplex

HTC engineers officially join the Googleplex

These products will likely be unveiled on October 4, but Google could have even more planned. And Google is in control of releasing the updates.

HTC set the standard in mobile for many years and with the HTC U11 everything I've wanted in an HTC phone is provided.

The rumors drifted around about a possible Google purchase of HTC for only a short time before the news was confirmed, but the details were a surprise. It remains to be seen whether the $1.1 billion cash injection HTC picks up from the deal will help its ailing smartphone business.

The 2nd-gen Pixel phones are the first phones to feature a Google custom-made chip. Other Android manufacturers "know why we're doing this", Osterloh tells Bloomberg in an interview. "Quite honestly, Apple is doing really well in developed markets".

However, current smartphones for the premium market come with AI- and augmented reality-based services, which means that there needs to be a better coordination between hardware and software. The latest device of the internet giant, Pixel, has a new graphics processor to improve the device's camera.

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For example, it could come in handy if your phone is charging in another room but you've got an Alexa device nearby. Though the employees try to calm Bezos down by stating that the alternative is all ready, he seems unconvinced.

A much bigger step would be to create its own chip system, the main processor within the smartphones that Apple is now integrating into its devices.

Rick Osterloh, the company's SVP of Hardware made the announcement in a blog post, welcoming the entrance of an incredibly talented team to work on more innovative products in the coming years.

The deal, first announced in September previous year, isn't the full takeover that many had been expecting, and instead see HTC become Google's main provider of hardware, with some HTC personnel moving to join the tech giant.

Lastly, Osterloh mentioned that the team will get to work right away to build new hardware with a combining the best resources the company has in areas of artificial intelligence, software and hardware.

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