Published: Wed, March 08, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Lula West

Google Pixel 2 Launch Confirmed for This Year

Google Pixel 2 Launch Confirmed for This Year

Osterloh confirmed that Google would be rolling out a successor to the popular Pixel line of mobile devices. As it rolled out its flagship Android device, Google Pixel, a premium smartphone a year ago, the market doesn't seem to have gotten enough and has been waiting for the launch of Google Pixel 2 ever since.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched a year ago, had built-in Artificial Intelligence based Google Assistant.

You cannot expect a phone set to compete against iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 to come cheap. More importantly, the Google Pixel phones have performed great and received vast critical acclaim.

Rumours of the Google Pixel 2 first emerged earlier this year, with the device expected to feature a number of hardware improvements on the first-generation device.

There is an annual rhythm in the industry.

While speaking to a few journalists the new Google head has said that "Pixel was not a one-off experiment, and that a successor is in the offing".

The Google Pixel smartphones also come with the Pixel launcher, which is exclusive to Pixel smartphones and brings with it an all new app launcher and rounded app icons. From Osterloh's statement, at least, it appears that Google would be making October into the month of the Pixel's release. The fingerprint scanner for the Samsung flagship will be embedded in the display, whereas, Pixel 2 may go with the existing setup of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The upcoming Pixel 2 will remain nestled within the "premium" category of smartphones, no negotiating around that. Google nearly started from scratch by giving a fresh look to the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets and also incorporated some premium features like Google Assistant and a great camera. In the meantime, let us know what you want/expect from the Google Pixel 2?

The factory images are limited to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C devices. According to Forbes, Google should slim down the huge top and bottom bezels. The source also mentioned that Google might not actually opt for more megapixels and instead stick to improving the low-light capabilities, something they did while launching the Pixel.

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