Google Pixel 2: Everything You Should Expect

Android “Check for Updates” button now actually gets latest version

The Network was made public some details about the smartphones Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the presentation of which is expected on 4 October.

Now, most of those rumors have been corroborated by the XDA Developers website.

With Google's unveiling event fast approaching, there's a good chance that many of you will probably score great deals on the current Pixel smartphones.

As previously noted by reports, neither the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so the inclusion of stereo speakers is welcomed. But one rumor was confirmed by Android Police: The smartphones will have rounded corners and minimal bezels, allowing for much larger screens than those on last year's Pixel and Pixel XL; they'll also look similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, just without the curved edges on the displays.




This feature will resemble iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus' Portrait Mode.

No further information was given on how well Google's software solution will be for the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode, but the company is already pushing the boundaries of what software can do to improve mobile photography. The always listening feature will not be included with Google Assistant but it will be a standalone feature that is part of the operating system of the phone, this feature can even be used from the lock screen automatically. Among all of the features mentioned above, Artem also confirms the inclusion of "Squeeze" feature that will launch Google Assistant on the new smartphones. Anyone who has ever scrambled to find the Shazam icon on their phone and tap it in time to hear a song being played will appreciate this. Those concerned about the privacy will have the option to disable this feature under Settings.

The tech firm will launch the Pixel 2 with a 5-inch display alongside a metal and glass design. Essentially, this is just a smaller version of the Google Home, which is a multimedia speaker and home AI. The Pixel XL 2 is expected to cost $850 for 64GB and $950 for 128GB. This feature was earlier leaked in July.

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