Just about everyone would love for Google to design their own chips for the Pixels. Qualcomm’s Snapdragons are great and all, but they only offer max 2-3 years of support and still fall short of the speeds of Apple’s processors. However, according to Variety, Google has just hired Manu Gulati, a key Apple chip architect, to build custom chips for the Pixels.
Just recently we found that Google had shelved “muskie”—the supposed Pixel XL successor. Muskie is likely to be replaced by “taimen,” an even larger device. Now, reports are saying LG might be the manufacturer of that larger device.
The Pixel is by far one of my favorite smartphones ever, but it’s far from perfect. I’ve owned quite a few Android devices, and while the Pixel delivers an experience like no other, it is a good time a wishlist was compiled for Google to consider for the second generation Pixel.
Over the course of this month, two of the most anticipated Android phones of the year have been released. Let’s compare them side by side.
Google’s huge event today was jammed-packed with a ton of brand-new products. But don’t worry, here’re the top 5 most important announcements.
Carphone Warehouse has already made their store listings for the Pixel and Pixel XL live. These aren’t really “leaks” anymore—they are actual marketing materials for the new devices.
As we come closer and closer to Google’s Oct. 4 Event, more and more Pixel leaks have come out. Just one week ago, actual photos of the Pixel and Pixel XL leaked, courtesy of Android Police. Now, VentureBeat, home of famous “leakster” Evan Blass, has published press photos of Google’s newest flagships, and a lot has changed on the home screen.
It’s official! Google has now confirmed and sent out invitations to it’s October 4th product launch event in San Francisco. They’ve also created a website titled madeby.google.com, directly hinting that the new phones will be “made be Google” (despite the fact that previous leaks have stated they’re manufactured by HTC).
Rumors have already been floating around on the web on the pricing of the upcoming Pixel phones and a possible leak in a Nest ad has been revealed. And now actual photos of the phone have been leaked.