Can Google's Upcoming Pixel 2 Dethrone Apple iPhone?

Yolanda Curtis
March 6, 2017

The former President and COO of Motorola Mobility who returned to Google as new hardware SVP past year has been working with the Pixel team and looks like his group will roll out the next-gen Pixel phone.

Following the statement given by the Google Senior VP of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, a tipster is insisting that Google is working on a budget phone that will not carry the Pixel name. In Rick Osterloh's own words "You can count on a Google Pixel successor this year, even if you don't hear a date from me now". Google has now confirmed at the recently concluded MWC 2017 event that there is a Pixel 2 smartphone in the making. Google nearly started from scratch by giving a fresh look to the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets and also incorporated some premium features like Google Assistant and a great camera. Repeated questions during the round table discussion led to the same answer: no cheap Pixel from Google. It can be noted that The Google Android One platform is still going to be continued through third-party carriers, which usually is supported by Google on the software front at least. Even though this is great news, it shouldn't surprise anyone since both Pixel and Pixel XL are really successful in terms of profits.

Google made a decision to finally venture into the smartphone world by itself a year ago with the Pixel lineup.

Google Pixel's successor is on its way. There are too few devices to meet demand, and some kind of supply bottleneck preventing the company it from fixing it. Consumers can expect Quick Charge 4.0 in case Google Pixel 2 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.

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Consequently, the Pixel 2 and all future smartphones from the Pixel lineup will follow high-pricing strategy to justify their premium brand and status. Among other things, Osterloh was generous enough to give fans of the smartphone a concrete timeline as to the upcoming device's release date. He also said that the next Pixel smartphone will remain in the premium segment as seen with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

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