Google Pixel Release Update: More Hints Towards The Dismissal Of Nexus Device?

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Google ditching Nexus lineup for Pixel

Google may ditch the Nexus lineup to introduce the new Google Pixel lineup. Google has launched the new Pixel launcher app. This helps indicate that the company is all set to launch the new Pixel lineup.

The screenshots of the new Pixel launcher has surfaced on Twitter. Twitter user LlabTooFer has posted the images of the Pixel launcher that appears to be similar to the Nexus launcher. However, reports claim that it includes some new integration between the Google Calendar icon in the app drawer and Pixel Launcher.

Also read: Google Pixel (Nexus 2016) Release Soon As 3D Render Surfaces

Rumor has it that Google is going to hold a launch event on October 4. The tech giant could reveal the new Nexus devices during this event. Earlier, it was rumored that the company will launch the HTC manufactured devices as Nexus devices. However, fresh reports claim that the company will launch the new device with the Pixel branding.

Moreover, the details about the specs of HTC made Marlin have surfaced on a benchmarking site with the Pixel XL branding.

Also read:?Google Nexus 2016 Release No More As Google Pixel XL Spotted in Geekbench.

Google Pixel XL Specs

The Pixel XL will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor accompanied by 4GB of RAM. The device will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. The device will feature 12MP main and 8MP selfie shooter. The high device will have massive 128GB inbuilt storage. Pixel XL will be powered by 3,450mAh battery.

Google Pixel Specs

Apart from Google Pixel XL, HTC is manufacturing another device codenamed Sailfish. Sailfish will be launched as Google Pixel with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM. Google Pixel will feature 5-inch display with quality similar to Pixel XL. The device will share some specs with the high-end device including camera, body build and fingerprint reader. However, the device will have 32GB inbuilt storage and 2,770mAh battery.

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Google Nexus or Pixel

Both devices will run Android 7.1 Nougat. Google could launch the pixel devices with Nougat 7.1 update.

Also read:?Sailfish Spotted With Full Metal Body


Google is yet to officially reveal the details about Google Pixel devices. However, the company is expected to launch Pixel with 32GB for $449 while Pixel XL is expected to carry $599 price tag.

Keep reading TheBitBag articles for more updates on Google Pixel devices.

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