Google Pixel and Pixel XL May Come Preinstalled with Google Allo

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones should be launched during the first week of October at a hardware event held by the company.

While a lot has already been said about these two phones, including the fact that they will come preinstalled with Android 7.1 Nougat as well as add support for Google’s Daydream VR (Pixel XL) alongside packing the same hardware specs under the hood, it is also emerging that the phones could feature Google Allo right out of the box. Like the rest of the specs’ details, the news about Allo featuring as a default messaging app on the Pixel phones is also unconfirmed.

Released a few days ago, Google Allo is meant to take the place of Hangouts and Messenger as the go-to IM app on Android devices. Although it is also compatible with iOS devices, it is believed that the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, perhaps, will be the start of the app featuring in Google phones by default.

The highlight of Google Allo is its integration with Google Assistant, the smart search service from the company that is based on its AI software, allowing users to interact with it at any given moment. You can ask for anything (like you do with normal Google search) and get immediate feedback from within the app.

Don’t be mistaken than Google Allo coming preinstalled will mean the end to Google Hangouts. Apparently, the tech giant wants to make the former a default app for Pixel and Pixel XL devices while the latter will remain a core part of its business endeavors. Hangouts is also expected to remain as part of the default apps that come preinstalled on the Pixel phones.

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Speaking of the Pixel phones, the company should make them public in a little over a week’s time. According to rumors, the smaller Pixel will come with a 5-inch Full HD screen while the larger Pixel XL will pack a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with QHD resolution. These two have reduced sizes by 0.2 inches when compared to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively.

Under the hood, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones will reportedly come with the same hardware configuration. A Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM are expected alongside 32GB of storage. Don’t be surprised if the Pixel XL gets more storage options, just like what happened with last year’s 6P. The cameras will feature 13MP and 8MP lenses on the back and front, respectively, with the OS being Android 7.1 Nougat.

Be warned that these specs are based on rumors and as such, take them with some level of skepticism. But we’ll know everything come October 4th. Keep following us!

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