LG Employee Inadvertently Released Google Pixel 2 Information: What Are Walleye & Taimen?

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Google Pixel 2 to be made by LG

The Pixel 2, as to be expected, is a closely guarded secret from Google. Since the rumors started breaking out, the company has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming Android phone. However, there are times when a few bits of information about the smartphone are released inadvertently on the Internet. The case is true for the recent slip up courtesy of an LG employee.

According to 9to5Google, a reply to an entry on the public Android issue tracker was erroneously posted online. The said error pertains to a comment suggesting to refile an issue to a different designation. This new designation points to both the new Google Pixel 2 device and LG Electronics.

To those uninitiated, Google uses fish names as code names for the Google Pixel. The first two Pixel phones were codenamed “marlin” and “sailfish.” Based on the Android Open-Source Project, this year’s Google Pixel 2 phone will be named “walleye” and “muskie.” However, a few weeks after the codenames of the first two Pixel phones appeared online, another name, “taimen”, surfaced the Internet.

Google Pixel 2 to be made by LG

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At the time, the Taimen is considered a separate project from Google that could either be a tablet or a mobile phone. However, only recently, there were reports that Google has cancelled Muskie in the lineup and will now be replaced by Taimen.

Other information about Taimen, based on AOSP reports, include a Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM, and a bigger than usual display. Apart from those, nothing much is known about the Google Pixel 2 device.

As mentioned, Google has been very secretive about the Pixel 2. Until now, nobody knows exactly when the next generation Android phone will be released in the wild. Some even speculate that there will not be a Pixel device this year. However, many are still hopeful that Google will announce the Pixel 2 sometime before the end of the year. For more updates on Google Pixel 2, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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