It Looks Like Google Is Doing New Phones Soon

Good news Androidistas! Google is doing a phones, and they’re coming soon. Google will livestream the announcement on its YouTube channel at 9am PDT on October 4—meaning the phone will be a libra, and therefore very balanced.

On Monday evening, Google posted a website and video for its rumored new phones, which will likely be called Pixel. Rumor has it the phones will be manufactured by HTC.


The new phones would be the latest in the Google-directed Nexus line—though they’re expected to ditch the Nexus name this time around. The devices are designed by Google in conjunction with hardware partners as vessels for Google’s “stock” Android that’s unfettered by garbage manufacturer software. The resulting phones usually represent the best Android has to offer. Even a year later, you’d be hard-pressed to find better Android phones than the LG-built Nexus 5X and Huawai-built 6P. (Samsung made some good gear in there, but uhhhhh, Samsung is having issues.)

The Pixel phones will reportedly come in two sizes—the 5-inch Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL. Android Police predicts the Pixel will cost around $649. The site also posted leaked images of the phone earlier today.

This is huge news for Android fans. Congrats, you earned it.

[Ars Technica]


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