The Google Pixel was one of the best Android smartphones of 2016. Google made a bold step last year by killing the extremely popular Nexus line an introducing the Pixel line and the decision has indeed worked like magic. Now its time for the Google Pixel 2!
Google’s Senior Vice President of hardware, Rick Osterloh has confirmed that the Google Pixel will have a successor. This is what he had to say:
There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it,” said Osterloh, adding, “You can count on a (Google Pixel) successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now.
Some earlier rumours had claimed that a “budget” Google Pixel is coming this year. But Osterloh has confirmed that the successor to the Google Pixel would “stay premium”. However there is a possibility that a separate Pixel branded phone (mentioned as Pixel 2B in rumours) may be on cards.
Last month, Google even asked users feedback about the Google Pixel’s design. This further tells us that Google wants to iron out the flaws in its design and give us a perfect Pixel 2.
Rumours have claimed the Pixel 2 will cost $50 more than its predecessor and is expected to include a better CPU and a better camera. The Pixel 2 is also expected to be more durable and will likely feature water-proofing.
Though the design of the Google Pixel was really under-whelming, the software was a delight to use and more than made up for it. Google pushes out timely updates (unlike other Android Manufacturers) and lets you run the latest and greatest software, both feature-wise and security-wise, on your Pixel device. A perfectly designed Google Pixel 2 would make the smartphone totally exceptional and check all the boxes.
We are extremely excited about the Google Pixel 2! Are you? Let us know in the comments below!