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Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn.

For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android’s diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But with the Pixel 2, Google is bent on changing that.

Talk to the average iPhone user – you know, people who don’t read tech blogs – and chances are they know next to nothing about what’s actually in their devices. A11 Bionic, 3 gigs of RAM, Taptic Engines – who cares? Apple’s informal motto is “it just works,” and it follows that users shouldn’t have to worry about the bits and pieces that make it so.

Android, on the other hand, has stereotypically been the, um, nerdier choice. The plethora of hardware options has traditionally attracted users who are willing to pay a bit more attention to a device’s internal hardware to gauge its performance and features. Most users are aware there’s more to a device than its hardware, but it’s still a focal point of the conversation.