“Google on Tuesday unveiled two new smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, during an event in San Francisco,” Lisa Eadicicco reports for TIME Magazine. “The Pixel will have a 5-inch screen, while the larger model will include a 5.5-inch display.”

“The Pixel is available for preorder immediately. The lineup starts at $649, or $27 per month. Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner in the United States, though Google is also selling unlocked versions directly to customers,” Eadicicco reports. “These are the first Google-branded phones that were designed solely by the company. This marks a new approach for Google, which typically outsources the design and production of its branded devices to other smartphone makers like HTC and LG. Those Google phones were previously given the ‘Nexus’ moniker.”

Eadicicco reports, “The way Google created its new Pixel devices is similar to the way Apple develops its iPhones.”

MacDailyNews Take: Now, there’s a candidate for Understatement of the Century.

I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this. — Steve Jobs

Eadicicco reports, “The Pixel will be available in three colors: Quite Black, Really Blue, and Very Silver.”

Google iPhone wannabes Pixel and Pixel XL

Google iPhone wannabes Pixel and Pixel XL

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MacDailyNews Take: Uh, Karma, when you’re done with Samsung…

Holy crap! I guess we’re not going to ship that phone.Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin, moments after Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone on January 9, 2007

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

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