Google Pixel 8 Interview: “The Biggest Shift In Computing, Ever”

The new Google Pixels have landed – but instead of a hands-on or first impressions video, how’bout we do something a little different this time around? For the 2023 Made By Google event, MrMobile was invited to sit down with Rick Osterloh, the company’s SVP of Devices & Services – in other words, the single best person to ask about what’s new and what’s coming for the Pixel. Join Michael Fisher for the on-site interview about the Pixel 8, Pixel Watch 2, and the future of “the Google phone.”


This video was shot on location at the Made by Google 2023 press event at Google’s Pier 57 offices in NYC, for which Google provided ground transportation (Uber). Google also provided production assistance in the form of a camera crew, but the editing was by MrMobile himself (which is why the audio quality is not as high as it could be – that’s my editing error, not the production crew’s).

MrMobile does not accept compensation from the manufacturers of the products he reviews in exchange for producing content. While Google was sent an outline of the interview questions beforehand, the questions did not need to be approved and I asked several questions not in the pre-interview brief. No payment was provided and no manufacturer or carrier was afforded a preview, editorial input or copy approval rights concerning this review.


00:00 A different kind of hands-on
00:30 What equals “success” for the Pixel?
01:37 Why are phone colors so dull these days?
03:29 AI: “Probably the biggest shift in computing ever”
07:01 Where’s the Pixel Flip?
07:48 “Why isn’t the Pixel sold in [my country]?”
08:43 Pixel Watch 2
11:08 The Pixel Ecosystem
12:56 “Can I trust Google?”
13:57 Pixel vs iPhone: Why choose Google?
14:52 Epilogue / Disclosures


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