After releasing the latest Android Nougat version last month, Google is now reportedly planning to launch its own smartphones.
Google has allegedly dropped the ‘Nexus’ line up and the new devices from Google will be named as the ‘Pixel’ and ‘Pixel XL’ which will be launched on October 4, 2014. HTC is reportedly manufacturing both the devices.
Pixel is supposed to be the cheaper variant which is code named as ‘Sailfish’ and Pixel XL will be the ‘Marlin’ variant. Both the phones are expected to come with quad core processor and 4 GB of RAM and same 12 megapixel rear facing camera.
The Pixel XL will be the larger variant with 5.5 inch display and will even sport a bigger battery compared to the Pixel which will come with 5.0 inch display.
Last year, Google launched a tablet under Pixel branding.
As per reports, the new Google devices will have some exclusive features like a new launcher and smart Google assistant.
Earlier this year, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai hinted something like this in his speech at the Recode’s Code Conference where he mentioned the company is looking to be more opinionated with its own launcher.
Apart from the new smartphones, Google is also likely to launch the new 4K chromecast which will stream 4K content through your device. Other than that, a new Daydream VR device is also likely to be unveiled at the October 4 event.
Last month, Google released its new Android version – Android Nougat, much before the patterned time. Meanwhile, LG V20 will be the first phone to run on the latest Android version out of the box and will be launching in the next few days.