Pixel XL 2 aka Walleye scores a mention in Android testing by Google engineer

David Zeuthen, a Senior Software Engineer at Google, may be toying around with a Google Pixel XL 2, which we recently learned could be codenamed Walleye. From the AOSP project code postings that revealed to us the eventual internal titles of the next Pixel phones, now comes the thread that you see above, where Mr Zeuthen refers to testing new software, probably part of Android O, on a "walleye" device (nudge, wink).

Provided that the deduction is legit, Google is apparently hard at work on the new Pixels already. With the Google I/O event right around the corner, we could see a preview of all the new niceties that come with the eighth edition of Android, but are unlikely to see the devices themselves just yet. Keeping up with its tradition, Google will apparently continue naming its phones by marine animals internally, as follows:

  • 2012 - 4.7-inch Nexus 4 (Mako)
  • 2013 - 5-inch Nexus 5 (Hammerhead)
  • 2014 - 6-inch Nexus 6 (Shamu)
  • 2015 - 5.2-inch Nexus 5X (Bullhead), 5.7-inch Nexus 6P (Angler)
  • 2016 - 5.1-inch Pixel (Sailfish), 5.5-inch Pixel XL (Marlin)
  • 2017 - Pixel 2 (Muskie), Pixel XL 2 (Walleye) and a mysterious Taimen may be in store?

source: SlashGear & David Zeuthen (LinkedIn)



8. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

I want the Taimen to be a new tablet. My Nexus 9 is getting a little long in the tooth.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Pixel 2 wish list : 1) small bezels 2) at least 3300 mah battery 3) actually being able to buy it ....

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Funny i would take a 5 inch one with no bezel or 5.2 with the new aspec ratio. Tired of huge phone..

4. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

They better have a 5.8'+ version!

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

5.7"+ screen please

2. androiduser

Posts: 575; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

It's gonna be 6+

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7674; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they make a daydream VR/tango variant. Or maybe a 360 camera version. I would love see both of these device types.

7. Orion78

Posts: 236; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

And how do you know this?

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