Rick Osterloh: I found this particular comment during the event very striking and i am surprised it hasn't got more attention tbh. It is a huge statement on the current and future state of mobile phone tech. I found the whole event a flag flying exercise for this comment. Google are not focusing on tech specs. Google isn't about what you have, it is about what you can do with it. I was struck by the lack of focus on the hardware and how much was thrown into the software/AI/ML aspects and abilities. Indeed, the Pixels are not spectacular exercises in manufacturing abilities. they are good, but no real difference from the other mid-upper range phones in the market really. I would think Samsung and Apple will take a keen interest in this event and the future it is predicting. Honestly, i look at my S6 and the iphone 8 and wonder where the the 2 years of progress between the models actually is.