Fishy code names for Pixel handset sequels leaked?

Fishy code names for Pixel handset sequels leaked?
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Google is planning to produce sequels to the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Both models proved to be popular, especially the 128GB Pixel XL which has faced a few delays since being launched. Today, the code names allegedly being used for the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel XL 2 leaked. As usual with Google, these names are related to aquatic creatures. For example, the Pixel and Pixel XL were supposedly "marlin" and "sailfish."

According to the leak, the code name for the Google Pixel 2 is "walleye."  The code name for the Google Pixel XL 2 is "muskie." The latter is a large freshwater fish found in North America, while the former is also a freshwater fish found in Canada and the Northern U.S. We can tell you that "walleye" appeared on the AOSP website, revealing that Google has been testing the device.

Earlier this month, a report stated that Google plans on keeping the Pixel handsets as premium, high-end models. There also was talk that the sequels will feature an improved camera, a new chipset, and will carry an IP certification rating for protection from dust and water.  The current 12.3MP rear camera on the Pixel models feature a Sony sensor, an f/2.0 aperture and PDAF laser focusing. An 8MP front-facing camera adorns both phones. The Snapdragon 821 chipset that powers the pair could be replaced by the new top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC.

source: AOSP via AndroidPolice

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9 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

walleye? probably they'll give it dual camera setup, one in top left corner, another one in top right corner.. (I know walleye is fish name, but probably it also refer to wall-eye)

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I hope Google doesn't mess up the is supply this time. It should be able to meet demand on time. Late delivery is what plagued the initial Pixel phones at launch.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, its a joke Google still hasn't sorted that out Also they need to launch the Pixel 2 in more countries

7. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

hopefully with how popular the original was they'll realize they need to have a lot more available at launch this go around.

4. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Hopefully they don't use HTC again.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Who would you like them to use? HTC has the ability to make a premium phone, and due to their lack of sales lately, they have the capacity for the Pixel Line. Not many options for manufacturers until Google sets up their own factories. But they really need to work on supply expectations and quality issues they had.

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I would buy an LG G6 with pixel software in a heart beat. I would also know that my volume rocker won't rattle around like a loose tooth like it has for every single HTC device I have ever purchased.

5. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

mackerel, sardine, pomfret, cod...

8. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Humuhumunukunukuapua

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