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If you’ve been optimizing your YouTube video descriptions, good on you. A positive surprise might be coming your way.

The initial version of Google Clips requires effort, isn’t cheap and has many shortcomings, according to The Verge:


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The Google Pixel Phone: 53% of American Android users surveyed said they’d consider buying it

Oct. 8, 2016

A flash poll conducted after last week’s unveiling of the Google Pixel smartphone revealed that tech enthusiasts were impressed by the new mobile device. Does Samsung have something to worry about? Maybe, given the unfortunate news about GN7’s catching fire.

The Pollfish survey, which polled 1,000 Android users on October 4-5, 2016, uncovered these insights on first blush reactions:

1. IN THE RACE FOR FIRST, THE GOOGLE PIXEL TRUMPS IPHONE
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sinking in controversy, the Google Pixel was great news for Android lovers. 53% of Americans polled said they would be interested in buying the new device, while 76% said they would choose the Google Pixel over the iPhone 7.

2. VIRTUAL REALITY IS BECOMING A REALITY—AND PEOPLE ARE EXCITED
61% of respondents are excited about the DayDream View VR, and intend to purchase the headset when it hits store shelves next month.

3. SCREEN SIZE MATTERS—THE BIGGER, THE BETTER
According to the Pollfish survey, over 49% of Americans prefer the larger Pixel XL (5.5-inch Quad HD) over the regular 5-inch Pixel with a 1080p screen (just 18%). That’s no surprise, given the new VR headset that allows you to use Daydream View on your smartphone screen.

4. BUT THERE’S ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
While tech enthusiasts are excited about the new gadget, the Google Pixel is far from perfect—25% of Pollfish’s respondents were disappointed that the device isn’t waterproof/water resistant. I totally agree with this. Anyone who knows me knows I love to rinse a phone to keep it looking like new.

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Pollfish is a real-time mobile survey platform. Thanks to its proprietary database of 320 million mobile users, the Google Pixel Phone survey (you can see the entire survey here) was conducted in a fast manner, great for taking the temperature of initial reactions from the public.

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Report: Funds stored in Google Wallet are now FDIC insured

Still not completely comfortable with all this new stuff for payments (Yes, I realize debit cards were once “new” too) but this FDIC aspect is a good sign.

I guess I’m waiting for lots of people to adopt and to hear possible horror stories …and then the subsequent “Okay, don’t worry, we’ve fixed everything. It’s all good in the hood” from Google. I don’t take the plunge on a lot of things, for example, this.

Let’s remember that Android Police had a really terrible experience with Google Wallet. Well, I should add that story was almost 2 years ago, but that hilarious, scathing review made an impact on me. Google Wallet was new then, but it’s now closer to being ready for primetime it seems.

Bottom line, personally, something like this needs to become mainstream in order for me to use it.