Google started ditching its OEM partners last year in favor of its own branding. While the Nexus lineup was a community darling, every Android fan was begging Google to just get into the phone market itself. After a successful launch of the original Pixel and Pixel XL last year, today the company is going to unveil its next generation Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The products, when initially launched last year, were Verizon-exclusive and it appears that will remain true this year, as well.
Google's Pixel 2 XL shows up on Play Store
Now, just minutes before the official launch, the products have shown up on the Google Play Store revealing a familiar design (via 9to5), confirming the high-leaked handset. The images on Google Home's app on the Play Store are now showing off Pixel 2 XL at the front and center of the advertisement. If anything, it confirms that rumored orange power button for the upcoming Pixel 2 duo.
In a tweet, Verizon CMO has also confirmed that the two products will remain Verizon exclusive once again. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be sold exclusively through Google's carrier partner.
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