Google received more than positive reviews for their latest Pixel smartphones and have been selling well since last October. Naturally when a smartphone does this well a newer version is expected to come out sooner than later. So, it’s not a surprise that the successor to the successful Pixel smartphone dubbed as “Pixel 2” will be coming later this year. This new information comes from none other than Rick Osterloh, VP of Hardware at Google.
“There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it,”
Osterloh said during a press meeting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.
“You can count on a [Google Pixel] successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now.”
The new device is expected to be released in Fall 2017 which will be around the same time of year the current Pixel phone was released. According to other reports Google will be working on bring us a budget friendly version of the Pixel series as well as providing us with Premium Pixel devices which will be the top of the line and specifically made to compete with Samsung & Apple.
According to all the rumors flying around, the upcoming Pixel smartphone could be using a faster processor with a drastically improved camera as well as being dust resistant. Many rumors from sources that have proven to be rather reliable in the past claim that the upcoming Pixel phones will be water resistant putting them on the same playing field as their rivals like the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy series. Going by previous trends, the upcoming Pixel phone might be the first to run Google’s new Android 8.0, which is highly suspected to be the new version of the Android operating system.
With Google’s I/O event we are hopeful that we will get our first glimpse of upcoming Pixel phones, as more information becomes available we will keep you updated on any new changes or news about the Pixel 2.
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