GOOGLE PIXEL 2 Posts on XDA

Google Reveals Pixel 2 Launch Date as Pixel 2 XL Stops by the FCC

Almost as if Google was simply waiting for the hype surrounding the new iPhone to die down, the company has started to ramp up public interest in their upcoming smartphone. We've covered the details of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL on multiple occasions and it looks like we're less than three weeks...

Google Pixel 2’s Always On Ambient Display can be Enabled Right Now on your Android Oreo ROM

The latest update to Google's Android, the tasty Android Oreo, has a lot to offer to users. From integrating password managers with the new Autofill API to more lower level changes such as Project Treble, this next update has understandable excited many users on our forums. But sometimes, Google likes to withhold certain features from the...

Exclusive: There will not be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836

The latest flagship device offerings are expected to always offer the latest and greatest system on a chip, or SoC, from silicon manufacturers such as Qualcomm. Paying hundreds of dollars, or even nearly a thousand, for a single device should earn you no less than the best performing SoC that is available. With the upcoming...

Google Pixel 2 Launch Rumored for October 5th with the Snapdragon 836 SoC

We've been hearing about Google's successor to their very first branded smartphone for a while now. Our sources had informed us about some of the features it would be included, and this has been corroborated by other leaks and reports as well. CAD renders of the device have been shown off and multiple live photos...

Google Pixel 2 Seemingly Receives FCC Certification, Mentions Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and More

Recent rumors have suggested we're getting very close to the official release of Android 8.0. With Google finalizing that update, many have started working on future updates as we've even seen the latest update to the Android Support Library mentioning a bug fix for "O-MR1" (Maintenance Release 1) devices. Some assumed this meant the Pixel...

Google Pixel 2 Live Photo Reaffirms Previous Rumors, No 3.5mm Headphone Port

As with most leaks, new information seems to be slow at first, and then there's an increase as we get closer to the launch date. We still haven't heard official details about the release of the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, but there has been a flood of leaks surrounding the...

Photo of the Pixel 2 Seemingly Confirms Previous Leaks, Reveals Stereo Speakers

We're seeing a lot of focus lately put on both LG and Samsung since they are scheduled to unveil the LG V30 and the Galaxy Note 8 later this month. However, a segment of the community is looking forward to the next smartphones to come from the Mountain View tech giant, Google. A new photo...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...

CAD Renders of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Align with Previous Leaks and Rumors

There has been quite a lot of leaks in regards to the Google Pixel 2 XL, although we haven't heard much about the smaller successor to the Google Pixel. Our sources indicated that there wouldn't be that much of a difference between the original Pixel and the Pixel 2, suggesting the Pixel 2 XL is actually...

Japanese HTC Blog Finds Possible Pixel 2 References in U11 Files

The blog HTC Soku released an entry today which discovered data that HTC may be, or may have been handling two of the Pixel 2 variants. Inside the blog entry were the details, which we have translated: "The following descriptions were found in the system file of HTC U11 Taiwan version (OCEAN # DUGL). OCEAN_WHL OCEAN_UL OCEAN_DUGL OCEAN_DTWL OCEAN_UHL OCEAN_UHL_JAPAN OCEAN_A S2 M2" The blog's author believes, given that...

Sources Suggest “Muskie” Pixel XL Successor has Been Cancelled, Likely Replaced by Larger Device

The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google, and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a "foundational release". What was and remains really exciting, however, is what can be built upon said foundations. Not long ago, we saw buzz surrounding references to upcoming...

Rick Osterloh: “Pixel 2” Coming in 2017; Successor to Remain Premium

The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have been widely regarded as some of the best Android devices that one could purchase in 2016. These devices are considered Google's answer to the Apple iPhone, showcasing the fruits of a thoughtful culmination of hardware and software. If you enjoyed the Pixel and the Pixel XL and were looking forward to...