Google Pixel 2's squeezable frame 'confirmed' by app teardown

Yolanda Curtis
September 19, 2017

As published on the established gadget info websites, the advertising campaign and official landing page reveals that the Google Pixel 2 smartphones will hit the market on October 4.

The Pixel 2, being made by HTC and all, will have a squeezable frame just like the U11. It showed that the Google Pixel 2 will be coming with a new feature called Active Edge that will allow users to carry out certain functions by squeezing the frame of the phone. It also contains some information on the arrival of Active Edge for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2.

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Talking about the specifications and features of the Google Pixel 2 smartphone, the industry experts are speculating that the smartphone handsets of the Google Pixel 2 will be supported by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The Pixel 2 is set to be officially revealed on October 4, so we'll soon see if the feature rumours are true.

The code hints that users can "Squeeze for your Assistant" to access Google Assistant in the upcoming flagship from Google. A recent report has revealed that Google Lens will be one of the exciting features of the Pixel 2 duo.

Knowing all of this, it's safe to assume that Google will finally unveil the next generation of Google Pixel devices on 4 October. But before you get too excited you should know it's the saddest signature feature a high-end phone like the Pixel 2 could have. It likely has to do with search, but whether it's a widget or just the quick search bar in notifications is unclear.

Another interesting thing that's been discovered in Google's App APK is the fact that Google Assistant is set to receive a new feature. This will certainly boost Google Assistant's multi-tasking capabilities to the next level.

Google's Text-to-speech Engine already lets users select what voice they want to hear, while other smart assistants like Siri on iOS allows users to pick a male or female voice. The company is also planning to increase its "ambient noise library" to add "sleep sounds".

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