Every year, Recode hosts a conference where many of the tech industry’s biggest leaders are interviewed by a panel and audience. This year, Sundar Pichai was invited and answered a few important questions regarding their Nexus program.
Walt Mossberg from The Verge conducted the one-on-one asking Mr. Pichai whether or not Google would be creating a new Nexus device by manufacturing it in-house. The response wasn’t surprising, with Pichai answering that Google remains committed to working with various OEM’s to bring the world a new experience every year.
One improvement that was mentioned was in regards to how much control Google actually has over the hardware design of the device. To that notion, Mr. Pichai indicated that the company will “be more opinionated about the design of the phones,” especially when Google thinks it’s time to “push the devices forward.”
Google, along with Samsung, were the main forces behind bringing fingerprint scanners to as many Android devices as possible. With the software integration found in Android Marshmallow and with Google’s latest iteration, Android N, the company has made it easy for developers to take advantage of this hardware change while keeping users safe and secure.
This was where Mr. Pichai focused much of his explanation during the conference. While Nexus users are used to having a bare bones stock Android experience, there was a hint that more software features may be baked into future iterations of stock Android.
“You’ll see us hopefully add more features on top of Android on Nexus phones.”
-Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
Software is a big part of what we do on a day-to-day basis, and how we interact with our devices. In order to stay ahead of the curve, there must be changes and improvements made regularly, otherwise, our devices become stagnant or boring, and consumers become unhappy.
Let’s hope that Google stays ahead of the curve and keeps bringing a change from year to year with the Nexus program and new features in Android. If you want to hear more about what Sundar had to say about Google, Android and the future, check out the entire interview.