Codename for Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Mysterious Third Google Smartphone Leaked [VIDEO]

17 March 2017, 5:29 am EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps

Google had experienced some relative success with their first self-branded and self-manufactured foray into the premium smartphone market. The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL still remain to be one of the most desirable phones to date, of course, that won't really last long as brand new devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and the LG G6, will soon become available.

Previous reports have revealed that Google is, in fact, busy working on its next generation Pixel phones, namely the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. However, a report from BGR has revealed that the company may be working on a third smartphone that might not necessarily bear the Pixel branding.

As of the moment, not a lot is really known about the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, let alone the mysterious third Google smartphone. However, several reports have confirmed that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL will be bearing the codenames "Muskie" and "Walleye."

Google strangely tags their smartphone projects with fish names, which are used to refer to them internally before they get their official designations. The original Google Pixel and the Pixel XL were known internally as "Sailfish" and "Marlin," and it would only make sense for Google to continue the tradition.

A report from Droid Life has now claimed that the code name for mysterious third Google smartphone may have already been leaked. The third Google smartphone is allegedly known as "Taimen" internally, Taimen is a species of salmon found in Siberia. The report alleges that it has several sources to back up the claim, but other than its codename, not much else was shared with them. The report's sources, however, did hint that the device might not be part of the Pixel family and will likely have its own unique branding and name.

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