The iPhone 8 is a hot topic these days. Information related to the device has started to streamline, giving us a good, initial idea for Apple's plans for 2017. Along the iPhone 8, Google's Pixel 2 lineup, is also making rounds in AOSP codes. Today we get an explicit mention for Walleye, but no other concrete details. It's natural that Mountain View will use the Snapdragon 835 for its latest flagships, but what differentiate features the smartphones will feature, your guess is as good as ours. So head over below and take a look at an engineer talking about the Pixel 2.
Google Pixel 2 (Walleye) Surfaces In Engineer Discussion With No Concrete Details
If you love big leaks with tons of details, today's post isn't for you. The most important details often surface in bits and pieces. Now we find out that Google's testing software on its Pixel 2 lineup. The company will launch three smartphones this year, internally code-named as Walleye(Pixel 2), Muskie(Pixel XL) and Taimen(Pixel XXL). The big change this year from the company's end will be three smartphone, if we consider code names. However, just as information related to prototypes related to the iPhone 8 surfaced earlier, there's a good chance that Google isn't sure for final details either.
The company surprised everyone last year, by announcing the Pixel and Pixel 2 as its first branded flagships. The pair feature an amazing rear camera setup, even though their hardware isn't much of an eye opener. Google's strength is software and the Pixels serve as a good option to unite hardware with it. Some of the more interesting rumors related to this year's smartphones include custom processor. But first, take a look at the image below.
In today's leak, engineer David Zuethen discusses running some new code on a s smartphone. There's a direct reference to Walleye, so you should be on a particular lookout for the name in future leaks. Apart from an explicit mention, no new details have surfaced. The big question related to this year's leaks to Google is whether the company will make a serious effort towards improving hardware on its lineup. It's the sole reason why Apple's hardware software blend works so well and is a critical element to getting the perfect spot with stock Android on dedicated hardware.
The Pixel trio will launch in October, if Google follows its schedule for its predecessor. A critical line of upgrade will be the camera this year and waterproofing for the smartphones. In its rushed launch last year, Google missed a lot of details, which the company has promised to improve this year. There's plenty of time for more information to surface. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We'll keep you updated on the latest.