Google Pixel 2017: Three Pixel Branded Devices Likely To Arrive In Q4 2017 [VIDEO]; See Details

26 April 2017, 6:26 am EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps
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Google's impending Pixel devices have been subject to a slew of rumors and leaks in the past. Now, a recently surfaced leak claim three new Pixel branded devices could be in the offing this year.

The rumor mill has been churning all sorts of speculations around the purported Pixel devices suggesting they might hit the store shelves in Q4 of 2017. This shred of information comes from AOSP (Android Open Source Project), which claims the search giant is currently hard at works on three Pixel devices.

According to details divulged by AOSP code, these devices are likely to come bearing codenames Taimen, Walleye, and Muskie. Moreover, AOSP also reports that the Snapdragon 835 processor will be firing up the three Pixel smartphones. For those unaware, the SD 835 processor is Qualcomm's latest offering that was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ smartphones last month.

A previously surfaced leak (via Gadgets 360) indicates Google's third device i.e. Taimen will be much larger than the successors of Pixel, Pixel XL devices -- Muskie and Walleye. It's worth noting that Walleye is the codenamed assigned to the basic variant i.e. Pixel 2, while Muskie is the name given to the larger model, which is the Pixel XL 2.

Moreover, there's a possibility that Taimen could either be a tablet or a large Pixel-branded phone. If this comes to fruition, it could be the first tablet from Google since 2015's Pixel C.

It is also quite likely that Taimen wouldn't trot out the Pixel branding at all and turn out to be a radically different device, sporting a never-before-seen branding. While nothing is set in stone yet, a report from GSM Arena indicates this Taimen device could be a real successor to the timeworn Motorola Nexus 6, integrating a larger touchscreen than even the Pixel XL.

Google has reportedly roped in HTC to manufacture this year's Pixels, just like it has done for two of the original Pixel branded handsets.

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