Published: Mon, March 06, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Google Pixel 2 will be launched in 2017 with a premium price

Google Pixel 2 will be launched in 2017 with a premium price

Google will launch a successor to its Pixel smartphone this year, Android Pit reported.

Pixel's boss, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed earlier today that the Pixel 2 won't be taking the affordable route at all. We have all the latest information for you about the changes that are now coming to Google and to the Android phones. "There is an annual rhythm in the industry, So, you can count on us to follow it".

The current Google Pixel was launch in October past year, so we probably won't see the next Pixel anytime soon. It will be released in two variants namely Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. But it seems that it is not the case, in a recent interview given by Rick Osterloh, Google Head of Hardware, he says that, 'Pixel stays premium'. The current Pixel smartphone starts at $650, while the larger Pixel XL starts at $769. Google Pixel is one of the first smartphones to deliver Android 7.1 (Nougat) software.

However, this puts the entry or announcement of the Google Pixel 2 in a very unusual position.

Last year, Google rebranded the Nexus lineup to the Pixel line, and with that they did away with manufacturer partnerships, in favor of building their own hardware. There are also reports claiming that the Pixel 2 will cost even more than the original device. He's been in the news over the past few days as he said that the Pixel Chromebook series is no longer going to be produced. Google said it would be in a future update, although we have no details on when that update would be.

The initial Pixel device featured a 12.3MP primary camera, which put it below the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Sony's Xperia phones in terms of pure megapixels, but did include a number of clever tools that won it many plaudits.

If a fall release date is in order, Google's second-generation phone would go head-to-head with Apple's launch of its rumored iPhone 7s and highly-anticipated iPhone 8 - which could give Google some competition.

The staggered release of Google Assistant to devices has begun with rolling out to English users in the US.

The Pixel 2 may also have the advantage of a sharper screen, better camera, better battery life.

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