Google Pixel have been the first smartphones produced completely under the umbrella of the search engine. They have been the confirmation that Google has entered the smartphone market. Behind is the beloved Nexus range that has served to mature Android to the point that is today. Pixel 2 is in the oven and new news is coming up.
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Pixel 2: Technical specifications and features
Google wants to keep the Pixel as the stars in the Android firmament. Of course, to live up to the new high-end, everything points out that the new Pixel will have the Snapdragon 835. This processor further improves the features offered by the 821 and doubles the number of cores.
The latest news also point to three new devices. Two of the key names had already leaked previously (Muskie and Walleye), but now we know a third name Taimen. This name has appeared in one of the web of the Android Open Source Project where the engineers of Googole solve bugs:
Git_master / aosp_muskie-userdebug git_master / aosp_walleye-userdebug git_master / marlin-userdebug git_master / muskie-userdebug git_master / sailfish-userdebug git_master / osp_arm64-eng osp-master / Taimen-userdebug git_master / walleye-userdebug. “
Muskie would refer to the larger version, because this fish is larger than the Walleye, which would correspond with the smaller Pixel. Taimen is supposed to be a third smartphone but the possibilities are not closed to be the second Pixel C.
According to other rumors it is spoken that the Pixel 2 could be water resistant and that also would not bring headphone jack. The information was leaked through 9to5Google, who claims to have seen it mentioned in an internal Google document, which (obviously) can not be made public.
Pixel 2: Release DateDuring MWC 2017 we had the opportunity to talk to Rick Osterloh (formerly Motorola Director and currently Director of Google’s Hardware Department) to ask about Pixel successors and when they will arrive. Of course his statements were quite forceful.
“In the smartphone industry, the common thing is an annual rhythm, so you can say that we are guided by it. […] You can count on a successor this year, even if I do not give you a date Concrete “. So we hope to see the new Pixel 2 find by September. With regard to how they will be the new devices of Google Osterloh concrete: “Pixel will remain Premium” This was also quite clear. The Pixel has not been an experiment, but a new line of smartphones that awaits a long trajectory.
I finally waved Osterloh to the entire AndroidPIT community, and he kindly agreed. So from here Rick Osterloh sends you memories.