Re: Lots of conjectures
Not so much "conjecture": there are four things about the Pixel model that are different from the old Nexus model - all I do is list 'em.
"Fear the Google by Andrew (tm)"
But I don't see anything to "fear" from Pixel. The price ensures it will have next to no impact. Samsung's all round package is far superior - especially the imaging. And given how little value Google's home tat adds to a home, I can't see that having a big impact either.
Otherwise, totally spot on. (No I am not being sarcastic - you pack in points other people missed).