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Opinion post by
Robert Triggs

Oh Google, will you ever land a flawless year? The darling of Android fans worldwide, big G seems caught in a perpetual cycle of taking a leap forward, followed quickly by two steps back.

Although Google’s 2022 is still likely to be defined by the warmly received Pixel 7 series, an otherwise solid year has been let down by familiar issues. Whether it’s not-quite-right hardware launches or the familiar cadence of service shutdowns, there’s seemingly always something to spoil the party.