Google Pixel 2 likely to be priced more than Pixel

Google Pixel XL

This device, according to the tip, is being referred to internally as the "Pixel 2B" and would likely end up being aimed at emerging markets than the existing Pixel and upcoming Pixel 2 devices.

In a meeting at MWC 2017, Google's SVP for hardware, Rick Osterloh said that the Pixel 2 is surely going this year and will e targeted at the premium segment of smartphones.

Recent reports are saying that Vodafone will release another latest security patch for the Google Nexus 6P this week together with other Google gadgets. At launch, Pixel smartphones were positioned as direct rivals for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, although they only went on sale in selected countries. "Pixel phones are the first CopperheadOS devices with the new automatic background update system".

"There's an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it", Osterloh commented. He mentioned that even though he can not put the finger on the date yet, the model will release this year surely. Similarly, we can expect the Pixel 2 to offer similar features with the required update.

To recall, Google released the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last October 2016.

As for now, it can not be confirmed whether this phone will come without a Pixel branding or if it will indeed take after the mentioned Android One branding.

As per the statements released by Google, Pixel 2 would be making an entrance to the market sometime in the last quarter of 2017.

Google had earlier run a program that invited Pixel fans and other enthusiasts to suggest ways at improving the Pixel experience. I think the Google Pixel will be much easier to hold as compare to the Pixel XL.

Elsewhere the phone, which like its predecessor will be water and dust resistant, will play host to a 12MP dual pixel primary camera and a new 8-megapixel selfie shooter that'll be enhanced by its own integrated flash. Since then, rumours and speculations regarding a budget-Pixel smartphone have been taking the rounds. In addition to the standard slew of security improvements, Pixel units on Verizon will also receive "increased reliability of sending and receiving calls with the Honda Bluetooth Carkit".