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Google rumored to be building a large non-Pixel phone

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Google rumored to be building a large non-Pixel phone
Just the other day, we told you the traditional fish-based code names that Google will reportedly use for the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel XL 2. The smaller Pixel 2 is said to be called "walleye," while the larger Pixel XL 2 is claimed to carry the "muskie"code name. A "muskie" is larger than a "walleye," which helped us figure out the fish name that belongs to each phone. But now it appears that a larger phone could be on the way.

A report published today cites multiple sources as revealing that another Google branded handset, code named "taimen," will be released this year. This phone is not believed to be related to the Pixel line in any way. According to Google search, the "taimen" is the world's largest salmonid which means that this phone could come with a huge display. You might recall that "shamu" was the code name for the 6-inch Motorola made Nexus 6.

Speaking of Nexus, could this mean the resurrection of the stock Android series that first launched in 2010 with the Nexus One? 2016 was the first year without a Nexus release since the HTC built Nexus One was released. The last models to wear the distinguished brand were 2015's Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Those two were manufactured by Huawei and LG respectively. While HTC was rumored to be manufacturing a pair of Pixel handsets in 2016, those turned out to be the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL handsets.

source: Droid-Life

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posted on 15 Mar 2017, 19:11 2

1. MartyK (Posts: 923; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Oh please be a Nexus!

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 19:18 2

2. mikehunta727 (Posts: 1048; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)


Let's call it, NEXUS!

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 20:04 4

3. TheMan68 (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Please be like Nexus 6 with bigger battery 5000mah and memory 256gb or micro sdhc. Keep front stereo speakers and wireless charging. Keep the small bezels of the Nexus 6. Love looking as my phone charging at 45 degree angle on my tylt wireless charger.

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 22:39 1

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Damn lol. My Nexus 6 gets to Tylt at home, work, and in the car lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 00:11 2

7. kiko007 (Posts: 5079; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


You've got a better chance of seeing Zeus having a three way with two of the Hudson sisters in your apartment .......while simultaneously meeting Walt Disney.

In other words....it ain't happenin'.

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 20:12 2

4. 1solo (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Mar 2017)


Yes Nexus Please ...

posted on 15 Mar 2017, 22:37 2

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 4933; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Please be a Nexus with dual front facing speakers, Qi wireless charging built in, and NOT made by Samsung.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 01:33 2

8. Tabby_Tiger (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Jan 2017)


Another Moto Nexus!

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 03:55 1

9. trojan_horse (Posts: 4256; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I hope it will be a new Nexus phone.

The Nexus brand can't be killed off this early.

posted on 16 Mar 2017, 15:56

10. Zylam (Posts: 1067; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


The new Nexus 7/8 we've all been hoping for!

posted on 17 Mar 2017, 00:23

11. JamesHendrix (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Dec 2016)


Google Pixel XL was leisurely the best phone of 2016. But will the Pixel XL 2 claim the same title?

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