TechDroider: Pixel-2017

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch

It's raining Pixel 2 leaks nowadays. Yesterday, we saw references of Pixel 2 features in Google app APK file and now we have massive leak revealing Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets.

Pixel 2

The HTC-made Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. It will be available starting $649 for 64GB of storage while the 128GB variant would cost $749.

You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 will cost $27.04/mo over 24 months and the 128GB model will cost $31/21/mo.

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
As you can see in the below Image, the Pixel 2 is having two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner.
Here's another Image (Real Life) confirming that the Pixel 2 won't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

Pixel 2 XL


First of all, the 2017 Pixel XL will be named as Pixel 2 XL. Seems somewhat unusual, right? But, Droid-Life is pretty sure that Google will name is as Pixel 2 XL.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will come in a Black & White and Just Black color options. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949. You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $35.38/mo over 24 months and the 128GB version will jump to $39.54/mo.

Pixel XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch


2017 Pixel Smartphones could feature Snapdragon 836 SoC

The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phones are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and specifications.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now, According to the latest reports, we now have a little more details about the Specifications of both the upcoming Pixel devices.


In the latest report, provided by Fudzilla and its unnamed source, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will feature Snapdragon 836 SoC. Additionally, Snapdragon 836 is going to be relatively similar to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of hardware but will feature higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds.

The report also says that the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting. We have seen Google doing wonders with the 2016 Pixel cameras and it seems that Google will be breaking the walls again to create new Imaging Standards with the Pixel 2. 

Pixel XL 2 could Feature Always-On OLED Display and Squeezable frame

Pixel XL 2 could Feature Always-On OLED Display and Squeezable frame
The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Next-Gen Pixel and Pixel XL to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and features.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now, According to the latest reports, we now have more details about the Pixel XL 2.


In the latest report, provided by XDA and its unnamed source, the Pixel XL 2 will feature an OLED display, with the panel measuring in at 5.99″. Additionally, it will be coming with an Always-On feature, which allows you take a sneak-peek to the notifications and other information without unlocking the device.

The new report also confirms that the Pixel XL 2 will sport squeezy sides, just like on the HTC U11. The device will also feature display profiles including sRGB, Vivid, etc. 

XDA

2017 Pixel XL Render Offers Direct Size Comparisons With Pixel and Pixel XL

Google is planning to announce new Pixel devices for 2017 later this year, and we have already seen our first Potential Look at what the 2017 Pixel XL will look like.

Summing up the leaks, the Pixel XL 2 will be having a 6-inch near bezel-less AMOLED display with 18:9 ratio. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.


Many of the leaks we've been tracking in the last few days in particular offer only few design details beyond what we've already heard about Google's upcoming Pixel XL, but thanks to Benjamin Geskin's render, we now have a clearer idea of how the new handset might look alongside current Pixel smartphones.
2017 Pixel XL Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With Pixel and Pixel XL
The 6-inch Pixel XL 2 with 18:9 ratio do looks beautiful as compared to the duo-Pixel devices. The huge-chin is now gone and we now have the 3D glass instead of the flat display. So, will you be upgrading your current Pixel/Pixel XL to Next-Gen Pixel(s)? 

This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will look like in Very Silver

This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will probably look like in Very Silver
Earlier today, we saw our first potential look of what the 2017 Google Pixel XL will look like. Now Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) has created another concept render of this device in Very Silver color.

The render do looks stunning and is on par with previous leaked renders. As you can see in the below render the device is having similar rear design as the current Pixel phones with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present, but it is unknown if that will remain on the final design.


According to the leaked information, the device will feature a 6-inch LG-made AMOLED display with a 2:1 ratio. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Earlier rumors says that the Pixel XL device "taimen" will feature a 5.99-inch display (tiny bezels) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Do share your initial thoughts on the design below.
This is what Google's 2017 Pixel XL will probably look like in Very Silver

Benjamin Geskin


Our First Potential Look at What the 2017 Pixel XL Will Look Like

Google is planning to announce new Pixel devices for 2017 later this year, a render has hit the web, giving us our first potential look at what the 2017 Pixel XL will look like.

It is believed that Google will release two Pixel Smartphones (walleye and taimen), but is being reported that both the devices will be having different design and specs.


The below and above image comes from Android Police, who created the 2017 Pixel XL render based on information they gathered from an undisclosed source. According to them, below image portrays what we should expect from Google this year.

As you can see that the device is having similar rear design as the current Pixel phones with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. Unlike OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Mi6 or iPhone 7 Plus, the device will feature a single camera with dual LED flash. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present, but it is unknown if that will remain on the final design.


To the front we will be having a 6-inch LG-made AMOLED display with a 2:1 ratio, which looks beautiful. Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Earlier rumors says that the Pixel XL device "taimen" will feature a 5.99-inch display (tiny bezels) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Do share your initial thoughts on the design below.
Our First Potential Look at What the 2017 Pixel XL Will Look Like

Source: AndroidPolice

Pixel 2 'walleye' and 'taimen' Specifications and Design leaked!

Google's upcoming flagship smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL have been leaked online various times. However, all leaks till date suggested the references of the upcoming Pixel Smartphones in AOSP source code.

That's going to change from today as a new leak from a XDA is speculating the complete specs of Pixel 2 along with Larger Pixel 2 and their design as well. The larger Pixel device "taimen" will feature a 5.99-inch display (tiny bezels) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. 


Also, the interesting suggestion is that the Larger 2017 Pixel Smartphone will be having similar rear design as the current Pixel phones with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. Unlike OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Mi6 or iPhone 7 Plus, the device will feature a single camera with dual LED flash.


The Walleye (Smaller Pixel), on the other hand will feature a 4.97-inch display with FHD resolution, Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Google might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers to blame. Design wise, the Pixel 2017 (Walleye) will be having familiar large bezels surrounding the display and similar rear design.

The report also says that the larger Google device "taimen" could be called "Nexus" as the device uses the name “Nexus Imprint” when referring to the device’s fingerprint scanner. That said, Google might launch these new devices later this year, Will you be buying any of them? Let us know in the below comment section!

Via: XDA

2017 Google Pixel With Codename Taimen and Android O Spotted on Geekbench


It might be early, but here's the news: The 2017 edition of Google Pixel has been spotted on Geekbench with codename 'Taimen.' Earlier rumours said that Google is working on three Pixel phones- walleye, muskie, and taimen. 

The Google Taimen is said to a smartphone with a 6-inch display, and the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and will feature 4GB of RAM, according to the listing. Also, at the time of testing, the device was running Android O


Not many details have revealed by the Geekbench listing, but we're expecting to surface in coming weeks. That said, it's now almost confirmed that Google is working on three Pixel smartphones this year. 

Also, the three Pixel phones will be separated by the screen size and battery capacity, same as what we saw with Google Pixel and Pixel XL last year. There are no details about the Walleye and Muskie as of now. 


Via: Techupdate3

A New Concept Image of Google Pixel 2 Popped Online and it Looks Absolutely Shit

A New Concept Image of Google Pixel 2 Popped Online and it Looks Absolutely Shit

Various recent reports claimed that Google is already working on the Google Pixel 2 series of phones. A total of three smartphones named Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen codenames have popped online in recent times in the Android Open Source code.

And now, a Reddit user have designed a concept of the upcoming Google Pixel 2, and I must say it looks absolutely shit. The design of the phone looks similar to the first generation Pixel phones with trimmed down bezels. 
Also, he imagines the dual camera setup at the back and the sensors are vertically placed to each other. Aforesaid, the phone has the same design language as Pixel with half glass and half metal back.

However, Google won't go with this design language definitely as the search giant will go for the Infinity Display with almost zero bezels as already a concept with the same have surfaced online, which looks a lot more beautiful than this.

SOURCE

Google Pixel 2 to feature Snapdragon 835 processor

Google Pixel 2 to feature Snapdragon 835 processor

This year's Google Pixel will be the most anticipated phone of 2017, which is rumored to release in October. Google Pixel 2, the next instalment from the internet giant’s stable, might feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor just like the SoC of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Mi6.

As spotted by Roland Quandt of Winfuture, the 2017 Google's Smartphones under codename "taimen", "muskie" and "walleye" has appeared in the AOSP code with the CPU model number as "MSM8998" i.e. Snapdragon 835.


According to earlier rumorsthe Walleye will be the smaller Pixel, whereas the Taimen is being touted as the third phone, which will be massive to hold.

The Google Pixel 2 is expected to come with a much improved camera hardware with the key focus on enhancing the low-light photography. Speculations are also such that the Pixel 2 is reported to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack. All said, we now have the upcoming Pixel phone SoCs confirmed. 


Source: Winfuture

Grab the Google Pixel 2 Concept's wallpaper here!

A couple of days ago, we wrote an article on a brand new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel launcher concept, which was shared by Gabriel Zegarra and it looks absolutely stunning.

Some of you guys were asking about the wallpaper used in these concept Images. So you can grab the concept's wallpaper along with few other beautiful wallpapers from below.





Credits: Rose pilkington

The Next Generation Pixel Smartphone Codenamed 'Muskie' Appears in AOSP

Google is already working on the second iteration of Pixel phones, which are slated to release in October this year. The bigger Pixel 2 codename has now confirmed by AOSP as 'Muskie.'

It was earlier rumored that Google is working on three new Pixel phones for 2017. Alongside Muskie, the other phones appeared in the code was 'Walleye' and the 'Taimen.'



The Walleye will be the smaller Pixel, whereas the Taimen is being touted as the third phone, which will be massive to hold. All said, we now have the upcoming Pixel phone codenames confirmed. 

Google will power the Pixel 2 series with Snapdragon 835 SoC, better and updated camera, Android O, and much more. 



Via: AndroidPolice | Image: Benjamin Geskin

These companies are fighting to build the 2018 Pixel Smartphones

Image: Benjamin Geskin

Last year, Google and HTC gave us the first two Pixel Smartphones i.e. Pixel with 5" Display and Pixel XL with 5.5" Display, with some extra Artificial intelligence in the form of the fledgling Google Assistant. According to the recent reports, Google has already sold over 2.1 million units of Pixel phones since their release in fall 2016So, it's no surprise that the company is planning new models for 2017. 

HTC will continue to be Google's manufacturing partner for this year's Pixel smartphones as the Taiwanese Smartphone maker scored a two-year manufacturing deal from Google last year.



As reported by DigitimesHTC is now competing with LG, TCL, and Coolpad for the Pixel 3 smartphones, which Google will release in 2018. The same report also notes that LG is more likely to win orders for the Pixel 3 smartphones. 

2017 Google Pixel rumors have been surfacing over the last couple of months and many of those rumors have been consistent across multiple reports. As per the initial reports, 2017 Google Pixel will be codenamed "Walleye" and the 2017 Pixel XL will be codenamed "Muskie", Google is also working on a third larger Smartphone under codename "taimen.


Which company should make the 2018 Pixel Phones? Should it be HTC with its awesome designs? Or LG with its mind-blowing specs? Or Coolpad with affordable prices? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Google Working on a Third Device codenamed “taimen", Larger Than Pixel XL

Google Working on a Third Device codenamed “taimen", Larger Than Pixel XL


2017 Google Pixel rumors have been surfacing over the last couple of months and many of those rumors have been consistent across multiple reports. However, a new report from the Droid-Life claims that Google is working on a third Smartphone, which will be larger than the current Google's Pixel XL.



Yesterday, a report confirmed that the 2017 Google Pixel will be codenamed "Walleye" and the 2017 Pixel XL will be codenamed "Muskie", but it seems that Google is also working on a third larger Smartphone under codename "taimen." The report also claims that the phone will have a bigger screen than "muskie" and "walleye."

Rick Osterloh (Google's head of hardware) has already confirmed that the second-generation Google Pixel(s) will be released this year. If the rumors are true, we might see two Pixel Phones and a Larger (maybe Nexus) Phone this year.



Source: Droid-Life | Image: Crunk C

2017 Google Pixel Phones to be codenamed “Muskie” and “Walleye”

2017 Google Pixel Phones to be codenamed “Muskie” and “Walleye”

The Nexus line (and now Pixel) has a long history of fish or aquatic life inspired device codenames, and the same have an equally long history of getting leaked via rumors and AOSP commit comments.

According to Android Police, the codenames for the 2017 Pixel devices are “Muskie” and “Walleye”. Walleye being the Smaller Pixel device while Muskie will be the larger one. Confirming the codename, Walleye has already made its way to the AOSP gerrit.


We already have several rumors going on for the Next-Gen Google's Pixel, catch them here.

Source: Android Police | AOSP | Image: Deepal Pallav

Google is Now Asking Users Opinion on Pixel's Design



In 2016 we saw some incredible decisions taken by some of the reputed companies over the globe. One such decision that stands out from every other is that Google releasing their own smartphones. The Google Pixel phones were the search giant's first attempt to take on the Apple iPhone. 

And, they succeeded in doing that. The Pixel XL is widely regarded as the best smartphone of 2016 and best camera smartphone of all time. However, as the same case with every other smartphone, the both the Pixels were criticized for their poor design language. 



And now, Krishna Kumar, Product Lead for Pixel phones at Google himself came out and posted in Google forums asking about the good and bad things about Pixel's design. That's such a nice thing from the man himself who leads the team. 

That said, Google is already looking at the next generation Pixel phone, the Pixel 2. So, head over the below provided URL and give your thoughts to make the Pixel 2 better. 

Google Product Forms

Google’s Pixel 2 to have improved camera and higher price

Google’s Pixel 2 to have improved camera and higher price


Last year, Google gave us the first two Pixel Smartphones i.e. Pixel with 5" Display and Pixel XL with 5.5" Display, with some extra Artificial intelligence in the form of the fledgling Google Assistant. 

Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL were great devices but things like waterproofing were left out because of an "internal conflict between hardware (namely, camera) and/or waterproofing vs. price point".



According to latest information out by 9to5Google suggests that 
Google's Pixel 2 will be Water-resistant, and will feature even better camera than the original, with Google reportedly aiming to master low light photography.

Google is currently testing multiple Pixel 2 prototypes with unsurprisingly a Snapdragon 83x processor, but another from Intel. 

Along with the Pixel 2, Google is working on a Cheaper "Pixel" Smartphone named "Pixel 2B" (B for budget?), which would purportedly be released either “alongside or shortly after Pixel 2”.

Google Pixel 2 is expected to be “at least” $50 more expensive than the current Pixel Smartphones.




Source: 9to5Google | Image Credits: Jonas Daehnert




Google Pixel 2: What Features to Expect

Google Pixel 2: What Features to Expect


Last year, Google gave us the first two Pixel Smartphones i.e. Pixel with 5" Display and Pixel XL with 5.5" Display, with some extra Artificial intelligence in the form of the fledgling Google Assistant. 

Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL were great devices but things like water resistance and an orignal design were left out because they ran out of time.

For 2017, Google has already decided and is all set to really show their vision for the highest-end Android phones. 




Here are Some expected features of Google Pixel 2nd Generation (AKA Google Pixel 2017) -




Snapdragon 835 processor - Qualcomm has already announced it's top-tier mobile processor which will be powering flagship devices this year including the Note 8, S8 and 2017 Google Pixel Devices.

Dual Camera - Google Pixel and Pixel XL are probably the best Camera Smartphones of the year 2016. In 2017 Google might implement dual-camera setup to make Google Pixel 2nd Generation the best Camera smartphone.

QHD Display - Google might upgrade the Pixel smartphone display from 1080 x 1920p to 1440 x 2560p, making the display at level with the Pixel XL.



Water Resistant - 2016 Google Pixel were not Water resistant, but in 2017 Google wants your phone to be there for you, even in less-than-ideal conditions. Water resistant feature will keep your Google Pixel phone safe from splashes and drops in water. 

What features you expect in 2017 Google Pixel Phones? Share your thoughts below!

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