If you’ll pardon the nod to a certain posterior-possessed 90s-era rap icon, after spending the past couple weeks with Google’s latest Pixel phones and pondering the devices’ bigger-picture significance, I’m left with one particularly cheeky thought charging through my head:
All of the big buts are gone. (Sorry, Sir Mix-a-Lot.)
Questionable cultural references aside, it really is true. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro feel like the culmination of many (many, many) years of Google’s hardware efforts evolving and growing into a cohesive, compelling whole.