Otherwise, if I were to be honest, OneUI 5 is really more like OneUI 4.5
There is next to no differences I can see using the phone daily. Being part of the OneUI 4 Beta was great, there were many changes that could be immediately noticed and the vast majority was quite satisfying.
This isn't necessarily a bad thing though, but I know SOME of you may argue differently. Maybe there weren't so many differences noticed because Android and OneUI have matured so much over the years. Sure, there are many things we still want, like I just want to change the default blue color to green and nothing else, but here we are.
Long post, but to sum up, OneUI 5 seems to provide less annoyance than previously, but I'm still left wanting. It will be nice to get GoodLock back when it's ready. Some of my annoyances will be alleviated then.
What makes Google a powerhouse in the world is Android and they'd be fine without Pixel.
Can you cite those trends, because in the past 3 years, Samsung has gone from 23% of US marketshare to 30 now while Apple went from 59% to 48%. Outside of the US the Pixel almost doesn't exist and Apple iOS can't hold a candle to Android. Samsung alone leads in global marketshare.
The entire Pixel line is a side project for Google.
It's only a matter of time before the intern running it decides to move on and the Pixel line will join the Google graveyard (RIP Stadia).
Google should stick to search and whatever other various projects they like to tinker with before abandoning and let real phone manufacturers stick to smartphones.