Android Police notes “Google’s automated update bot, Tree hugger, is the culprit this time, as it was reporting the targets for changes.”
While they remain just codenames at this stage, this does actually give something away because historically Google’s strange obsession with fish was always connected to their size:
- 2012 – 4.7-inch Nexus 4 (Mako)
- 2013 – 5-inch Nexus 5 (Hammerhead)
- 2014 – 6-inch Nexus 6 (Shamu)
- 2015 – 5.2-inch Nexus 5X (Bullhead), 5.7-inch Nexus 6P (Angler)
- 2016 – 5.1-inch Pixel (Sailfish), 5.5-inch Pixel XL (Marlin)
Google Pixel 2 is in development and it codenamed Muskie. Rumors suggest this phone will be launched by end of this year, with more devices – which are stated as Google Pixel XL 2 and a third-generation device – Pixel 3.
Ahead of the launch, several rumours about the Pixel smartphones have already started making rounds on the internet. Google Pixel 2 will be codenamed Muskie and will run on Android operating system, confirms Android Police in a report as they spotted the device on Android Open Source Project. To recall, Google Pixel was initially reported to come with codename Walleye, which is not the case any longer.
No other confirmed information about Google Pixel 2 has been revealed as of yet. However, there are several speculations that does reveal a rough picture on how the device will look like. Google Pixel 2 is expected to come with a much improve camera hardware when compared to the previously announce Pixel smartphones. The key focus of the Pixel 2 camera set up is going to be on enhancing the low-light photography. Google is also expected to add a much-upgraded camera lens and improved image sensor to the Pixel 2. The smartphone is further reported to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack.
Alongside the Pixel 2, Google is allegedly working on Pixel XL 2 and Pixel 3 as well. Pixel XL 2 is going to be a premium version on the Pixel 2 and is rumoured with codename Walleye. While on the other hand, Pixel 3 is codenamed as Taimen, and is expected to sport the biggest display of the three. Google Pixel 3 is going to be a third generation smartphone. Google seems to have really high hopes with the Pixel 3 smartphones as the company aims to sell out around about 5 million units, which accounts for nearly double of the previously announced Pixel and Pixel XL. To recall, Google sold out over 2.1 million Pixel and Pixel XL units till date.
Even before Google could confirm the making of Pixel 3, Pixel XL 2 and Pixel 2, the devices have already started to gain wide popularity all across the web. The Pixel 2 devices are expected to be manufactured by HTC, like the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. However, several smartphone vendors like – HTC, LG, Coolpad, and TCL are battling to get the Pixel 3 manufacturing contract order from Google.