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Seemingly insignificant Pixel 9 upgrade will turn it into the threat Google needs it to be

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New report says the Pixel 9 and Pixel Fold 2 will feature a new modem. It also claims that Google is working on a new tablet.
Pick up any smartphone brand that’s not crushing it in terms of sales and you’ll immediately be able to spot the shortcoming that’s preventing it from doing as well as Samsung and Apple. Maybe their design philosophy is stuck in 2018. Maybe their cameras are lackluster. Google’s phones, on the other hand, are competitive with rivals when it comes to the camera, software experience, and performance, but they aren’t very good at being phones. This could change with the Pixel 9.
Owners of recent Pixel models have reported having problems with dropped calls and weak signals. The issue was exacerbated by the March 2024 update. 
Since 2021, Google has been using Samsung’s Exynos modems in its phones instead of going for Qualcomm like makers of other handsets sold in the US.

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