Google's Senior Vice President of hardware, Rick Osterloh attended Mobile World Congress last week and confirmed what everyone wanted to hear! In a latest rollout, the March 2017 Android Security Update has started rolling out for the users of Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 9 (+LTE), and Nexus 6 smartphones.
Google embarked on an ideology a year ago after it chose to ditch the Nexus lineup and instead let Pixel become the torchbearer. Apple's expected to increase the cost of the iPhone 8 possibly to the tune of $1,000. Unlike the company's previous range of Nexus devices, whose production was outsourced to different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the Pixel-branded phones were manufactured by Google.
Osterloh's clarification just made everyone sigh in relief, and by his statement, it seems that Google is now preparing something big about the lineup of Chromebook.
In conversation with AndroidPIT, Osterloh stated, "There is an annual rhythm in the industry". If yes, let us know if you notice any significant changes in the user interface.
What's more, the device is being worked on by the same team that is behind the main Google Pixel 2, meaning the two handsets could share a number of similar features or design.
Further while talking to the reporters, Osterloh also touched on a subject that the Pixel brand would also remain "premium". While the edge-to-edge display for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is mostly confirmed, according to Pocket Lint, if Google wants to compete with the major flagships in the market, it will have to endow its Pixel 2 device with one.
Google had earlier run a program that invited Pixel fans and other enthusiasts to suggest ways at improving the Pixel experience.
9to5Google reports that like last year's Pixel, Google is putting in significant effort on the camera in the Pixel 2.
Details about Google Pixel 2 are expected to be announced by the company in the coming days.
In addition to this, the report also states that a prototype Pixel 2B is under development which could be released either together or after the Pixel 2 has been launched. The Google Pixel has been one of the most appraised phones of 2016, with special mentions to its camera performance. Since then, rumours and speculations regarding a budget-Pixel smartphone have been taking the rounds.