New information about the smartphone line of Pixel 2


On the one hand we would have a new Pixel Launcher that would place the search bar just above the Android navigation buttons, and on the other a completely redesigned Google home page. We've featured a number of rumors and leaks about the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL already.

In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but like we said, Google will have the official details next week so check back with us then for the updates. In line with this, XDA Developers, prolific tipster Evan Blass, and 9to5Google have also been able to corroborate the same development.

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Google is now looking forward to pack some brand new features, along with the new set of hardware. Numerous leaked render and information have enlighted us that the devices would lack a 3.5mm headphone jack, and be featured with several more features. The tentatively-named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be launched at the event, giving us the newest hardware and software directly from Google. Unlike that third-party app, the second-generation Pixel phones will listen for music being played and automatically fire up its Music Recognition feature on the lock screen. This feature will most likely be optional, so those concerned about privacy should be able to disable this. The most interesting feature rumored for the Google Pixel 2 is a new Portrait Mode for its Camera app. While it's uncertain how Google is going to work around this kind of a feature, it might become really nifty for the people who have an eye for depth photography. And yes, it's been confirmed that both phones will have that audio feature. This feature was earlier leaked in July. So far, we know the phone will have an Always On ambient display with Android Oreo, Snapdragon 836 processor, as well as, Active Edge technology.

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both expected to have a squeezable frame feature that's similar to the HTC U11. Both Pixel 2 smartphones will carry the new Android O software, too.