Month: May 2017

Google Pixel 2 Rumors

Google Pixel 2 Rumors

Google Pixel: A Force to Reckon With

After the launching of Google Pixel, Google’s first line of smartphones, everyone is hyped up for the release of a possible Google Pixel 2. The first Google Pixel and Pixel XL fared outstandingly in the smartphone arena after it was formally announced by Google. Both smartphones differ only by size but both are packed with impressive specs. The Google Pixel camera had been hailed as a top of the line camera which outdid its competitors. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.  Here is what we know so far.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on 2017

Before it was launched by Google, many rumors and leaks were floating around the electronics world. This time, the anticipation is just the same, if not higher for the release of Google Pixel’s successor. Such rumors include the release of three new devices from the Google Pixel line. Everyone is eager to sneak a peek at the new Google Pixel which is going to be released this year as per Rick Osterloh who is currently Google’s senior vice president of hardware. So, it’s finally confirmed that Google is indeed planning to launch Google Pixel’s successor on 2017.

Speculations on Three New Google Devices

Rumors are ripe that Google will not only be unveiling one new device but rather three. Google Pixel 2 might just be one of them. This all came after codenames were spotted on Android Open Source Project that hints at the incoming Google Pixel line. The discovery of these codes was made by Android Police through Google’s automated update bot, Treehugger. The codes were “muskie”, “walleye” and “taimen”.

Dozens of speculations surfaced after these codes were discovered. The code “muskie” allegedly stands for Pixel 2 while “walleye” stands for the second generation of Pixel XL. These codes may not mean anything at the moment, but given Google’s pattern of associating fish names with the sizes of their devices can be a sign. This got fans of the smartphone excited. But what is more exciting is the guessing game for the device behind the “taimen” code. Some believe that Google can be preparing for a new phablet that is bigger than its Pixel XL while some believe that it could stand for either a tablet or a laptop.

Fans of Google Pixel can now look forward to the release of its successors this year. After all, Google Pixel set a high standard for its future devices. Aside from its divisive design, it had a great smartphone performance with its excellent camera, software, and battery. We are hoping that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL can top the previous versions. It will probably cost more than its predecessors but Google can make every penny worth it.

Galaxy S8 versus Iphone 8

Galaxy S8 versus Iphone 8

Galaxy S8 versus iPhone 8

If you aren’t already excited for this year’s smartphone war, you most definitely should be, because 2017 is not at all short on surprises when it comes to the two companies battling it out in what’s certain to be an interesting event.

Despite Apple’s new smartphone not having officially been revealed just yet, there are enough rumors circulating for us to help you figure out which side you want to be on.

Overall design

Galaxy S8

Although some minor changes compared to the previous model are to be expected, we’d bet our money on the lack of a physical home button catching your eye first. But don’t worry. The home button isn’t completely gone. It was simply moved into the smartphone’s software.  As for the fingerprint sensor, it’s now been moved to the back of the device, right next to the camera.

iPhone 8

If you’ve ever been terrified at the thought of your smartphone’s screen shattering as a result of a drop, then we have bad news for you!

Apple’s new iPhone 8 is rumored to come with an all-glass enclosure. Is the revolutionary design enough to balance the fear of having your screen broken into pieces? We’ll let you be the judge of that!

Camera

Galaxy S8

The main sensor sits at an impressive 12 megapixels, while the front camera settles at a slightly more modest 8.  Notably, your smartphone’s camera will be able to provide information on what it is you’re looking at, which might not sound like much at first, but it sure is impressive!

iPhone 8

You can expect more or less the same quality as iPhone 7 provided, but rumors have it that the masterminds behind iPhone8 are working on implementing 3D capabilities to the camera, which could open the way for augmented reality applications.

Display

Galaxy S8

Samsung’s contestant comes with a curved “Infinity Display”, as the company calls it. At 5.8 inches, the screen will definitely be something to draw your attention.

iPhone 8

Apple sure isn’t holding back when it comes to their display.  Rumored to be the first ever smartphone screen to use OLED instead of LCD, it’s bound to shake things up a bit.

And if that wasn’t satisfying enough, the screen will most likely spill over to both sides, offering a revolutionized aesthetic for your pleasure alone.

Final word

Hopefully, we helped you clear things up a little bit! Whether you’re supporting Samsung, or you’re a diehard Apple fan, one thing is for sure. 2017 will be a year you most definitely don’t want to miss!