Word has it that Google is done with Nexus after the company earlier announced that it has no plans for more future Nexus products. The search giant seems ready to take full control of the production of its devices and to produce the type that competes with the ‘big fish’ dominating international markets currently like Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung S8. After the thrilling embrace for Pixel and Pixel XL, rumor has it that Google is working on a better version of the Pixel; the Google Pixel 2. The device has been said to be expected in late 2017, maybe around October.
Reports have been published about Google investing 880 million dollars in a major deal with LG display to secure a large supply of flexible OLED displays to avoid the supply problem with Google Pixel 2, as it was with Pixel and Pixel XL, and also to give the Smartphone a stylish look. It is exciting to know that the flexible OLED displays Google is said to be using for the expected Google Pixel 2 are the same used by Samsung for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy, S8 Plus giving the devices the ‘infinity display’ as well as what Apple intends to use for it's tenth anniversary iPhone redesign.
Google Pixel 2 is expected to be waterproof and dust resistant, placing it in the category of the likes of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. The ‘cooking’ device, although Google does not talk about it, as leaked by sources is said to have a super gorgeous camera with even better low-light performance than the Pixel and Pixel XL, and other feature enhancements. The Pixel and Pixel XL already have one of the absolute best Smartphone cameras in the market today and therefore we expect better for Google Pixel 2. Despite the already high prices for Pixel, Google Pixel 2 is expected to be more expensive, speculations being 50 dollars more than the original phone at launch. The device is also expected to be snapdragon-powered as Google went with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 for the first Pixel a trend that is more likely to continue in fact with improvement, with expectations being Snapdragon 830 processor or 835 for Pixel 2.
Like the Apple Company, rumor has it that Google is planning to put an end to the life of the humble headphone jack and keep it wireless as from the Pixel 2. Just as Pixel was the first phone with the full release version of Android Nougat, it will not be surprising for Google to launch the Google Pixel 2 with Android 0. The probability of a cheaper, cut-rate Pixel 2 also exists. Expectations are that Google with avail something smaller and mid-range to compete with the likes of the OnePlus 3T.
To buy a Nexus phone, on had to go through Google because they are not available in the local retail stores, a barrier that kept the sales of Nexus phones and tablets low despite their thrilling decency. Google new products are likely to fall in the same niche of buyers if it does not commit marketing the new devices more broadly and get them in front of the phone-buying public, what they did not do with the Nexus line. Many claims that there seems to be no material difference between the new Pixel strategy and the Nexus program because both have their real advantage based on ‘a direct-from-Google software experience and the promise of rapid software updates.