Google has confirmed the official launch date of its forthcoming Pixel and Pixel XL through a teaser video on Twitter. These phones will be unveiled on Oct. 4 at 9:00 AM PT. The search engine giant has also created a website ? madeby.google.com that carries the Oct. 4 date. However, a screen snapshot by TheBitBag of the same site shows a different date of Oct. 5.
Since the start of the year, Nexus 2016 rumors have suggested that this year?s Nexus phones will be built by HTC. However, fresh information suggests that upcoming smartphones will not carry Nexus moniker. Instead, they will be rebranded as Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Leaked photos of Google Pixel and Pixel XL shows that the smartphones feature Google?s ?G? logo on their rear which indicates that the upcoming smartphones will be sold as devices made by Google.
It means HTC has?collaborated with Google in assembling the device, but the industrial design has been?provided by the search engine giant. Hence, Google?s dedicated website also the carries ?madeby.Google? text in its domain name. The teaser video revealed on Twitter does not reveal any information on the specifications, features, and pricing of Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
? Google (@google) September 20, 2016
Google Pixel, Pixel XL Price
Google Pixel with a base storage of 32 GB is rumored to cost $649. On the other hand, the lowest configuration model of Pixel XL is expected to be available for $749.
Google Pixel, Pixel XL Release Date
As far as the confusion regarding the Google Pixel, Pixel XL release date is concerned, it seems that these smartphones will be introduced on Oct. 4 in the U.S. and other countries.
Accessing the same madeby.google.com site through an Indian proxy site shows a date of Oct. 5. Hence, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are likely to get announced on Oct. 5 in certain markets like India.
Speculations are also rife that Google may announce its Dream VR headset as well as 4K-enabled Chromecast on Oct. 4. The company is also pegged to announce third generation Chromebook on the same date as Google had unleashed Pixel C tablet at the launch event of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in 2015.