Google Pixel 2 will Arrive Under the “Muskie” and “Walleye” Codenames
Even though Google didn’t unveil any important information about this year’s Pixel lineup, we do know that both of them are going to stay premium. This information was provided by Google’s Senior Vice President Rick Osterloh during the Mobile World Congress. The reason we are talking today about Google’s upcoming smartphones is because their codenames have been unveiled.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been Codenamed “Walleye” and “Muskie”
These two interesting codenames have been spotted on Google’s Android Open Source Project gerrit. However, the gerrit only contained “Walleye”. We should mention that this isn’t the first time the Android parent codenames its devices. The already existing Pixel and Pixel XL used to be known as “Marlin” and “Sailfish”. Additionally, the gerrit only contained Marlin and Sailfish was unveiled later.
The codenames leads us to believe that Google is sticking to the two size format. This shouldn’t surprise anyone since both Samsung and Apple have been using the same product format with their Plus variants. Rumor has it that Muskie is the XL Pixel variant and Walleye is the standard model.
Google Pixel 2 Rumors and Speculations
As previously mentioned, the Android parent has been keeping mouth shut when asked about Pixel 2. However, this didn’t stop the entire Android community from speculating and sparking rumors about Pixel 2. We have gathered the most reoccurring ones and we’re going to list them right now.
Speculations are pointing towards the fact that Pixel 2 will also be a camera centric smartphone. This is great news since the already existing model is renowned throughout the entire world for sporting a highly optimized rear camera.
Additionally as Rick Osterloh stated, Pixel 2 will stay premium. This means that Google will equip the smartphone with the best hardware parts available on the market. Tech experts believe that Google will use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. If this proves to be true, the smartphone will be significantly more powerful than its predecessor. Also, rumor has it that Pixel 2 will ship without the classic 3.5mm audio jack. Google will opt for a USB Type-C port instead.