Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announcement

Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL announcement
They have not exactly been the best kept secret, but that does not quell our enthusiasm for the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google’s second generation of self-branded smartphones running stock Android, and perhaps packing any number of other features that the rest of the Android ecosystem does not yet get to play with.

Exactly one year ago, to the day, indeed to the hour, Google presented the world with its first own brand of smartphone, leaving the Nexus brand behind, and introduced the Pixel. While well-known OEMs were still partnering in the actual manufacturing, their mark was nowhere to be found.

The design was distinct, if not elegant, but performance was outstanding, and the camera lived up to the hype, remaining still one of the best smartphone cameras you can get. We are excited to see what Google has in store for the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL, and certainly some other neat gadgets.

All will be revealed as we will be on-site with Google in San Francisco for the announcement and we will be liveblogging it here. Keep a browser window open just for us! Google’s event is scheduled to begin at 9:00AM PT | 11:00PM CT | 12:00PM ET | 5:00PM GMT!

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23 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

2 hours more! Can't wait the new Pixel launch.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

VZW is once again the exclusive carrier for the new Pixels.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Doesn't matter. Buying them direct from Google works best.

4. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

When they have them in stock. I bought my OG XL from VZW and I have no issues.

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I have AT&T, so no other choice.

7. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I hear you. If you are planning to buy one, I hope you can jump on one as soon as preorders open.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hmm.... who knows. Interesting note though, Walmarts didn't offer the original Pixel... did they? There was an article posted just the other day that had a leaked flyer from Walmart that had the Pixel 2 promo in it so it looks like they're opening up to more major retailers.

9. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good point. I don't remember Walmart carrying th OG Pixels.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why Google pixel is hard to buy ?

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's a new band Smartphone, they had no way to measure the demand from previous years, hopefully, the Pixel 2 will be better.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Depending on audio quality in reviews, I may just get this over the iPhone X. I don't feel like beta testing Face ID, and stock Android is perfectly fine by me, so seems like a win in my book. However, bad audio quality equals no buy. I'll wait for the U11 Plus if such a detail is overlooked; there's no reason an $800 dollar phone to NOT give at least decent audio playback.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, they put in stereo, front facing speakers, let's hope they sound good. I never knew you would be one to consider Android, I thought that you were all about iOS.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Remember, I've owned WAY more Android phones than iPhones. Something like a ratio of 12:6, so twice as many. That includes my old Nexus 6 which I had until about 8 months ago, but I'm an HTC guy mostly. I'll probably go with the smaller Pixel and the U11 Plus and pass on this year's iPhone set. After all, my 7 Plus is still REALLY smooth and I haven't upgraded my HTC 10 in a year.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh, cool, I had no idea.

13. nikhil23

Posts: 472; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Looks like the Ultra Pixel rumor is correct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw6rpTWrj0g

14. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I will beleive it when I actually see it.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Now I'm just waiting for Google to Rick Roll it's Live Feed audience. lol.

17. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

It has begun!!!

18. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

"Last year, Google made big "Hey" with the Pixels having a headphone jack. We'll see how the rationalization is presented this year." Is it healthy to roll my eyes this hard?

20. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

No headphone jack is always a con, but PA don't act like you haven't defended the decision.

19. rebretz

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

New Pixel phones are so expensive Rick has to shop at Ross just to be able to afford one.

22. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I WANT IT!

23. techbuttcheex

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

That chrome book was embarrassing. A $1000 laptop hybrid from 2014 lol.

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