Google is almost confirmed to release two Pixel series smartphones as well.
Google is expected to announce Pixel smartphone series this year instead of Nexus. Now as per reports, the Android maker may also reveal a new Andromeda OS during its October 4 event during which two devices with the new OS are expected to be revealed.
Regarding the specifications, the Pixel convertible tablet will come in two variants; one with 32GB internal storage model and 8GB RAM and another with 128GB internal storage model along with 16GB RAM. Both will sport an Intel M3 processor. The display size is said to be 12.3 inches which makes it a direct competition to Apple MacBook Air. The battery life on both the variants is rumoured to be around 10 hours with normal usage. It is also likely to sport a glass based trackpad which is interestingly been seen in Pixel devices recent image renders. It will also house a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port.
The Huawei tablet, on the other hand, is likely to sport a 7-inch display. Underneath the hood, it expected to have 4GB RAM and might well be the successor of Nexus 7 (2013). This Huawei manufactured tablet will also most likely be named under Pixel brand.
Interestingly, as mentioned earlier, this year's Nexus (now Pixel) devices have a Glass plate at the back surrounding the finger print scanner which is tipped to same as what we might see on the above mentioned tablets. It will be interesting to see what Google actually makes out of those plates on the device. As of now, it is tipped that it will serve the purpose of a trackpad.
Note: The image is of Pixel C tablet
With this opening, Google seems to follow its fierce rival Apple's strategy of offline selling. But, Apple has been long in this business and apparently is one of the leaders as well.
Flipkart promises to start shipping both the devices on October 25.
The final build is expected to be released in December.
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As of now, the update is only for the beta version of app and is currently being tested by the users under beta program.
Both the smartphone come in storage variants of 32GB and 128GB.
Google will release the developer preview this month and not the final build. One has to register to Android Beta Program in order to be eligible for the update.
Any Android handset which will release after December 1, 2016 will come with Duo pre-installed and may or may not have Hangouts.
Both the smartphones come in two colors - Quite Black and Very Silver, and come in storage variants of 32GB and 128GB.