The Chromebook Pixel — A flag in the ground
Ian Betteridge on the Chromebook Pixel:

But it’s  also a statement about Google, too, because it says that Google can do hardware with the same attention to detail and quality that Apple does. It’s not a shot across Apple’s bows, but more putting a flag in the ground that says “Come on Cupertino, we can do hardware — you think you can do services?”

A very passable explanation of what the Google Pixel might be about.

The Chromebook Pixel — A flag in the ground

Ian Betteridge on the Chromebook Pixel:

But it’s  also a statement about Google, too, because it says that Google can do hardware with the same attention to detail and quality that Apple does. It’s not a shot across Apple’s bows, but more putting a flag in the ground that says “Come on Cupertino, we can do hardware — you think you can do services?”

A very passable explanation of what the Google Pixel might be about.