Google takes a jab at Apple while announcing free unlimited storage for Pixel photos and videos

Google takes a jab at Apple while announcing free unlimited storage for Pixel photos and videos
Google just unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL, its very latest smartphones that come to replace the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P of last year. One of the new features that the Pixel and Pixel XL are offering is free, unlimited storage space for photos and videos at original quality. Basically, you'll be able to store as many photos and videos as you want on Google's servers, including 4K videos. Of course, Google already offers unlimited storage, but only for videos up to 1080p.

While announcing that Pixel owners would get unlimited storage, and saying that they'd never have to worry about running out of space, Google showed the image that you can see below. That's a "Storage Full" message that often pops up on devices like iPhones or iPads, so Google obviously wants us to know that it's besting Apple when it comes to backing up all your photos and videos. Apple currently offers only 5 GB of free storage on iCloud, and you have to pay if you need more space for your content.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be available to pre-order starting later today, and should start shipping in two weeks.

Related phones

Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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66 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google wants to take shots at the best.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't see them say anything about Samsung.

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Btw Google offered this last year. The only difference is that this time around now videos are not limited to 1080p. Pictures could already support any size.

16. Kumar123 unregistered

That's because Samsung is far from the best.

18. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You have a personal bias against them, so your opinion really doesn't matter.

21. Kumar123 unregistered

You have a personal bias against me, so your opinion about my opinion doesn't matter. Plus you "forgot" to mention tedkord's personal bias towards samsung. Yeah, man you are very credible. /s

22. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Personal bias? I'm pretty sure most users on here associate you with being the one guy saying something negative about Samsung at any possible moment, so it's far beyond just a personal bias.

32. Kumar123 unregistered

LOL, I'm pretty sure most users on here associate tedkord with being the one of several guys always saying positive about Samsung at any possible moment, So it's far beyond just a personal bias, it's almost like worshiping level. LOL. Anyway this article has nothing to do with Samsung yet salty tedkord bring samsung here. But of course you are going to ignore that. As long as Samsung is said to be the best you will overlook everything and try to jump on other guy who contradict tedkord and the circle jerks. LOL.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

#StillSalty

24. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Oh, how cute....says the person who gets their undies in a bunch whenever someone says something negative about Apple. Don't forget, Mxy....last month or whatever, you asked people not to say bad things about Apple, when you do the exact same thing on Samsung and BlackBerry articles. You're just as salty as anyone on here.

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It only wants your attention in the form of a reply.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Dude, stfu because no one gives a crap about your midlife crisis.

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Uh you do realize I was responding to turdkord right?

64. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They did take a jab at Samsung. They showed a phone that didn't explode.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Well I mean, I'm pretty sure Apple has enough money in the bank to allow unlimited photo storage, but that'd never happen under Tim Cook, so...

29. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Unlike Samsung and Google, Apple doesn't need to offer freebies to entice people to buy their products. Google and Samsung are not yet at that level AKA the gold standard.

41. TerryTerius unregistered

No they don't. But there's literally no reason they could not do the same. There's no need to defend a company giving you less for your money than competitors are, and this is one of those cases where that is true of Apple.

54. swephone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

nothing is free, you pay with money for Apple,s service and you pay with your (non)privacy to google service so google own your content and can track your record for ad purpose etc

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't want your storage, oh google... I want a 'personal cloud' with 10MB/s download AND upload speed... Segate is offering a home 2TB Home Cloud for just around $200... Two drives and each drive mirrors the other... Access from EVERYWHERE via the Internet... Keep your cloud to yourself, Google... For I long for a... GREEN CLOUD... Aye! G'Day!

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

With a good router and a fast WiFi in your phone, one can get up to 40MB/s speeds for both upload and load... In short... 1GB in 25sec... Interested? $200 2TB home cloud... Whereas Google charge around $140 for just 1TB of storage an year... And the upload speed... Well, Lets forget about that... P.S My father taught me self reliance... So even in a bloody zombie apocalypse, I'll still have those 'cat' videos to entertain myself... Think about it... And while you're at it... G'Day!

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If Apple were the best it would be more proactive and not reactive to whatever it is that Google's doing.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

To be fair.....being reactive earns Apple CONSIDERABLY more funds. Not to mention Google shuts down well over half their projects each year.

36. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're right, it's always cheaper to have someone else do your R&D for you.

38. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Shots fired...........

46. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, you know me, the trash talker. I'll be honest with you though, I am looking forward to those late night show skits where they take an Android phone and show it off the iOS users on the street and tell them this is the new iPhone. It'll be more believable than ever with the Pixel.

49. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I can see it now......introducing the iPhone 7(G)!!!!!!

42. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm not sure being late to the party is the reason that Apple is so successful. At the very least, I would rank a lot of other factors higher up the chain than that. Though the money they save on R&D probably has something to do with it.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Funny that every smartphone manufacturer always take shot at the iPhone but not the others, hmmmm

17. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

The others don't matter. The objective is to bring down the leader of the pack.

3. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Yet they copied the iPhone design

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