Pixel 2 XL to feature Stereo Speakers, Always Listening "Music Recognition"

Google Pixel Nexus Users Will Now Be Shown Latest OTA With'Check for Update Button

While it is bad news that the two phones have a single camera, unlike the Nokia 8, the Galaxy Note 8 or the LG G6 - phones that will compete in stores - the fact is that Google is clinging to the software improvements to bring us the portrait mode experience.

Now, most of those rumors have been corroborated by the XDA Developers website. The Nexus fan community is just too loyal for them to give up their daily drivers and to pay somewhere around $900 for the upcoming Pixel 2 XL. Considering that Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are ready to be unveiled during next month, Google is trying to cut off its ties with the Nexus brand. Both Pixel 2 smartphones will carry the new Android O software, too.

In case you're fuzzy on the technical details of the Pixel line, the smartphones feature either a 5-inch 1080p display or a 5.5-inch QHD display, 2.15GHz qud-core Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 32/128GB storage, 12.3-megapixel camera, and a 2770mAh or 3450mAh battery.

There are bound to be plenty of other features announced at the event, but those are some of the biggest things we know as of now. When music is playing in the background, the Pixel 2 will be able to recognize the song that's being played and will display the title and artist on the user's lock screen. Those concerned about the privacy will have the option to disable this feature under Settings.




The Pixel launcher on the second generation Pixel phones is also said to have been redesigned. Essentially, this is just a smaller version of the Google Home, which is a multimedia speaker and home AI. The Android parent has been struggling to find a way to transfer the Nexus fan base over to the new Pixel brand, but things haven't been going Google's way.

The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both expected to have a squeezable frame feature that's similar to the HTC U11. This feature was earlier leaked in July.

New rumors about the launch of the two Google phones expected for next October 4 come to light.

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