Although smartphones have come a long way from its earliest days, majority of the users use their devices to stay connected with what’s happening around them. Additionally, a large number of users use their devices to stream videos from YouTube as well as play games. In order to cater this users as well as serious multitaskers, Razer launched a smartphone dedicated towards gamers few weeks earlier. If a recent survey by Google is anything to go by, then the company is planning on bringing a YouTube edition of Android device.
While not concrete, the latest survey by Google asks users if they would be interested in a YouTube Edition smartphone. According to the survey, if the device does make it way into market, it will pack better features for video playback. For instance, using the device, you can play videos from the lockscreen.
Despite the rumors, it might be just another case where Google is working on getting an idea regarding how a regular user use their smartphone. On the other hand, the company might be working towards more pleasant experience from YouTube.
If such device does arrive however, it won’t be first time a company tried to implement a dedicated option for their services. For instance, Facebook launched its smartphone with official Facebook button. However, despite the company’s user base, the smartphone didn’t’ exactly kick-off as the social networking giant had expected. Moreover, Google’s latest Pixel 2 and pixel 2 XL smartphones were shipped with a lot of troubles which established the idea that the search engine giant might need some time before it can attract users with its devices.
While the rumors have suggested the company is working on its phone, it might also be the case the company is bringing such features in future versions of Android. However, we will have to wait to find out more about the smartphone if Google decides to work on such device.
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