Artificial intelligence has been the pitch for many an app and hardware for quite some time now

In varying degrees, the promise follows through with results.

. It is often subjective too, with specific utility as the definer

But none, at least among smartphones,

has wrapped itself as comfortably and definitely in AI as Google’s new Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 phones.

From the outset, as a generational change would demand, they are better than the phones they succeed.

. They have to, as they’re more expensive. Also, more mature.

Google’s big bets already give us a vision of looming goalposts.

There’s a reason why we say the goalposts are still some distance over the horizon as we approach it.

And not, a here-and-now scenario.