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Google to Ditch Audio Jack on Pixel 2

Google to Ditch Audio Jack on Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 will not have a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack, a leaked Google document suggests.

(CCM) — Google is planning to copy Apple by doing away with the dedicated 3.5mm audio jack in the next iteration of its Pixel phone, according to a report in Tech Times. The Pixel 2 is under development and will likely be released later this year. Apple dropped the 3.5mm jack from its iPhone 7 in order to free up space within the smartphone for other components, but supplied an adapter so that users can plug older headphones into its lightning port. Motorola also dropped the dedicated audio jack from its Moto Z smartphone, while Samsung is sticking with the venerable 3.5mm standard in its forthcoming flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Google launched the Pixel as its flagship smartphone in October 2017, and despite a number of well-publicized problems with the device Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of hardware, confirmed that a new version is to be released shortly. Speaking to the media at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 last week he said: "You can count on a successor this year, even if you don't hear a date from me now." He also hinted that the new phone would have a have a price tag similar to the original $650 Pixel. "Pixel stays premium," he said at the event.

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Yes just like the Samsung S8 will not have a headphone jack. Woops! That turned out to not be true even though all the trade rags were reporting such.

The Pixel 2 will have a headphone jack Google is NOT stupid. I personally looking forward to getting a Pixel 2 but no jack no sale. I strongly suspect I will no longer be buying iPhones. Started with a 3G and had pretty much every model. But when I replaced our AirPorts at Christmas with Google WiFi really felt like the inflection point of moving from Apple to Google hardware.

It just hard to understand what is going on at Apple. Always loved our AirPorts and had a couple and what I had given kids when moving out of the home. Kind of a weird tradition.

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