Google Pixel 2 confirmed, expected to come with a hefty price tag

Although the Nexus 7 2017 was the most popular rumored name for the upcoming slate, lately we've been hearing more and more about Google deciding to ditch the Nexus branding since the company did release a new Pixel line of the devices.

In a briefing at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Rick told Android Pit that there is an annual rhythm in the industry. He then follows up more concretely by saying, "You can count on a successor this year, even if you don't hear a date from me now". We understand the decision but we're still curious to know if a new Pixel phone will be unveiled at least this 2017.

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have been widely regarded as some of the best Android devices that one could purchase in 2016.

However, comparing Nexus 6P specs and Pixel 2 rumored specs, the rumors will be stand corrected.

Once your phone has received the update, a simple long-press of the home button will activate Google Assistant.

CNet reported that even a look at the Google Store there hasn't any notebook or Chromebook Pixel is available. It's true that the Google Pixel is still in a bottleneck. But from Rick Osterloh's statement it is clear that there is no budget friendly Google Pixel happening. On the other hand, it will really help Google capture various other markets (including India) if they happen to release a cheaper variant in the Google Pixel range.

Aside from ensuring that Pixel 2 will be waterproof and dustproof, another issue will be addressed by Google in the new handsets.

The company also had no plans to restock the Chromebook Pixel 2 after it went out of stock in August a year ago.

Given the fact that the Google Pixel 2 is a direct competitor of the iPhone 8, it is not very surprising to see the smartphone been subjected to various rumors and leaks.

Designed as premium smartphones and with a price to match, the Pixel and Pixel XL are created to represent Google's version of a flawless Android smartphone, with the hardware and software seamlessly working together.

It seems like the second-gen Pixel will continue the custom of its predecessor.

  • Arturo Norris