We know that Google Pixel 2 is in the works already, but details of this phone are still dotted, with all we have being the possible codenames of the Pixel successors.
A few weeks ago, a report by Android Police came out detailing out the possible codenames of the upcoming Google Pixel 2 phones. At first, there was Walleye and Muskie which were believed to be successors to the two Pixel phones from last year. A few days later, another codename – Taimen – popped up via Google AOSP, an indicator that the search engine giant was working on a third device.
At this point in time, it’s just speculation that all three devices will be part of the new Google Pixel name tags, but as with any unconfirmed report, things remain unclear. But as the clock keeps on ticking, more leaks are coming in, with the latest arriving courtesy of the same source – Google AOSP.
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Apparently, the tech giant will use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor on all three Google Pixel 2 devices. This comes after WinFuture bumped into an AOSP code with the three codenames as well as the presence of MSM8898 processor, which is actually the Snapdragon 835. While this code doesn’t directly confirm that the trio of devices will be powered by this chipset, it’s no coincidence that the codenames and processor name are in the same AOSP code.
Last year’s Google Pixel and Pixel XL came in with a revised version of the original Snapdragon 820 – the Snapdragon 821. With the latest revelations, it’s safe to assume that there won’t be a revised version of the Snapdragon 835 to power the Google Pixel 2 as with the case of 2016 – or maybe there could be changes by the time the Walleye, Muskie and Taimen are actually unveiled later in Q4.