Google knew about a Pixel 4’s terrible battery life, though launched it anyway


The conduct of Google’s hardware multiplication lifted concerns about a Pixel 4’s sub-par battery life before a phone’s launch in 2019, it has emerged.

Rick Osterloh, a former boss of Motorola, didn’t reason behind during an all-hands assembly final autumn, according to a news in The Information.

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“At a hardware group all-hands assembly in a fall, forward of a Oct launch in New York, Osterloh sensitive staff about his possess misgivings,” a news reads.

“He told them he did not determine with some of a decisions done about a phone, according to dual people who were benefaction during a meeting. In particular, he was unhappy in a battery power.”

Mr Osterloh, we couldn’t determine more. Unfortunately, Google possibly chose not to, or didn’t have adequate time to, do something about it.

With Huawei hamstrung by a Google anathema for a second half of final year, and Samsung unsatisfactory with a array of ideally good though tedious S10 and Note 10 handsets, Google had an open idea for Android phone of a year in 2019.

Instead, it constructed a flagship with an glorious camera though inexcusably bad battery life, costing between £629 and £929.

“For a many partial a Pixel 4 is an glorious bit of hardware, detached from one pivotal area – it’s flattering bad battery life … a Pixel 4’s battery life is but a doubt shorter than many competing flagships,” is what we wrote in a review.

And a same relates to a Pixel 4 XL.

The Pixel 3 operation wasn’t a large seller for Google, and all indications are that a Pixel 4 operation has proven even reduction renouned with consumers than a predecessor.

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According to IDC, Google sole approximately 2 million Pixel 4s in a initial dual buliding after a release, compared to 3.5 million Pixel 3 handsets and only underneath 3 million Pixel 3a phones during a initial dual buliding that they were on sale.

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