Google resurrects the Nexus to throw shade at the iPhone 13, promote the Pixel 6
What you need to know
- The Google Nexus Twitter account has sent its first tweet in four years.
- Google continues teasing the upcoming Pixel 6 amid the new iPhone 13 launch.
- OnePlus and Samsung have also joined in, poking fun at Apple's new smartphone.
Apple unveiled its new iPhone 13 on Tuesday, and of course, Android manufacturers are taking a moment to poke fun, most notably Google, who is preparing for the launch of its own flagship Pixel 6.
However, the company did not go through normal channels to tease Apple about its newest flagship. Instead, the company appears to have resurrected its old Google Nexus Twitter account with a simple tweet.
The tweet is notable in that Google has not been active on the Nexus Twitter account in roughly four years, moving its hardware-related tweets to the @MadeByGoogle account. And since the account is private, only those that follow it are able to see it.
Google has also updated the Pixel 6 splash page (opens in new tab) with a new image of its upcoming flagship. It shows the silver Pixel 6 Pro, giving us our best look at the device display.
That said, Google wasn't the only company poking fun at Apple. Manufacturers of some of the best Android phones also had their moment. OnePlus joined in by highlighting one of the most common phrases spoken whenever a new iPhone launches:
"I've had ________ for years."
Fill in the blank with a feature you have had for a while and send to your iOS friends."I've had ________ for years."
Fill in the blank with a feature you have had for a while and send to your iOS friends.— OnePlus➕ (@OnePlus_USA) September 14, 2021September 14, 2021
Of course, we can all go on about what features the iPhone stole from Android, but unfortunately, we don't have all day.
Samsung also chimed in, poking fun at the relatively unchanged design of the new iPhone 13 while highlighting its latest foldables like the Galaxy Z Fold 3:
There's something to be said about staying the same. We just prefer to stand out a little. pic.twitter.com/EvHfv8egoBThere's something to be said about staying the same. We just prefer to stand out a little. pic.twitter.com/EvHfv8egoB— Samsung Mobile US (@SamsungMobileUS) September 14, 2021September 14, 2021
While Apple is rumored to be working on a foldable device, experts say we shouldn't expect it until at least 2023 while Samsung will continue to dominate that market.
The new iPhone 13 models feature the new A15 Bionic chip, brighter displays with 20% smaller notches and dynamic 120Hz refresh rates, improved cameras for better low-light and video recording, longer-lasting batteries, and larger storage tiers.
What are your thoughts on the new iPhone 13 or any of the other devices that Apple announced today?
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Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.
Apple wasn't even the first to remove the 3.5mm jack. Apple is years behind Android brands mate.
while you're at it please explain how I'm not seamlessly able to connect my pair of non phone manufacturer TWS headphones to all my bluetooth capable devices but you can. Quantify it, if even a little bit. "Seamlessly" Some of y'all talk like walking Apple adverts with these buzzwords.
Apple wasn't even the first to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack.
* App library/drawer
* App clips
* Replace email and browser default apps
* Edge-to-edge screen
* High DPI screens
* HD and Full HD screens
* 120Hz displays
* OLED displays
* Notch display
* Optical zoom
* Google translate, renamed as Apple translate
* Cut, copy and paste
* Removal of 3.5mm headphone jack
* Password monitoring in safari
* Mirror/flip photos
* Live text and spotlight search
* Siri is turning more and more into Google assistant
* Emoji Search in Keyboard
* 1TB storage
* Multiple cameras
* Macro shots
* Bigger phones
* NFC payment
* OTA updates
* Multicore processor
* Fast charing
* Stereo speakers
* Dark theme
* Smartwatch app store
* Fingerprint sensor/TouchID
* Face unlock/FaceID
* etc etc What apple had first:
* Slide to unlock Lol