Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL Codename Leaked, Next Gen Flagships Coming in October [VIDEO]

16 March 2017, 8:21 am EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps

Google's current flagship smartphones, namely the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, was a big step for the company, as it officially marked their entrance in into the premium smartphone segment. Due to the success of both devices, the company is expected to immediately release their successors this year, which are tentatively called the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

Both devices are expected to be released at around the same time as their predecessors, which should be sometime around October of this year. Given that the launch is still a couple of months away, there isn't that much information yet regarding the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

However, a report from Android Police reveals that the codenames for both devices might have already been leaked. The report reveals that the next generation Pixel smartphone, the Pixel 2 is being referred to internally as "walleye," while its bigger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL, bears the "muskie" codename.

The alleged codename for both devices does fall in line with the fact that Google tends to codename its devices after actual fish names. This, of course, includes codenames for the company's tablets and other devices. The codenames were originally spotted in the Android Open Source Project Gerrit, where both codes were mentioned as being under testing. The names have since been removed, but not before some eagle-eyed fans had spotted it.

As of the moment, there is still no information regarding the possible specs and features of the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. However, the devices are expected to sport the latest mobile tech that will be available to Google. The devices are also expected to be priced accordingly for the premium market, reportedly even higher this time around. Despite the rumors of a possible brand name change, the next generation smartphone will likely still retain the Pixel branding.

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