Google’s Pixel 6 event this week was the least surprising tech event in the history of tech events, maybe ever. We knew most of the details well in advance thanks to a combined effort from Google’s marketing team, a number of industry insiders and reviews less than perfectly willing to adhere to embargoes. But that doesn’t mean that it didn’t leave us with some strong impressions.

There’s something grand about a Google smartphone event. Despite Google’s niche status on the hardware market, its number one position in software makes a Pixel launch important to the whole industry.

And now…

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