#GooglePixel2 #iPhone8 – Google Pixel 2 Will Be A Real Challenge For Apple’s iPhone 8 : The Google Pixel 2 will be one of the more important hardware releases of 2017, particularly as the mega-corporation will probably release three models of the smartphone range.
These are most likely to be branded as the Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2, and Pixel XXL 2, although the names of these devices are certainly not set, at least publicly.
It is also not absolutely certain that we will see three Google Pixel 2 releases in the calendar year, as the approach of Apple will likely significantly impact on Google’s decision-making.
It is generally believed that the Californian corporation will release three versions of its iconic iPhone range for the first time when the iPhone 8 is unveiled.
And Google is highly likely to follow suit, with the Pixel XL 2 set for release in October of this year, following the schedule for the original Pixel handset, which hit the stores on October 20, 2016.
Of course, Google cannot literally copy Apple, as the design and production schedule for the smartphone will make this impossible, but a company of the size of Google will probably be able to monitor what Apple intends to achieve with the iPhone 8.
While there have been rumors that the iPhone 8 could be delayed in 2017, it is still pretty likely that Apple will unveil the tenth generation of the smartphone range in September.
This has been the month of choice for recent iPhone devices, and there is no doubt that Apple would choose to repeat this once more in an ideal world.
However, problems with sourcing the OLED panels that are expected to be included in the next-generation iPhone 8 could result in the smartphone’s release date being pushed back.
There have even been suggestions that Apple could abandon its plans to release the iPhone 8 in 2017 completely, with upgraded iPhone 7S variants appearing instead.
But with the manufacturer wishing to acknowledge the landmark tenth anniversary of the iPhone range, it seems pretty certain that Apple will release the much vaunted iPhone 8 alongside two iPhone 7S models.
The iPhone is usually the defining device of any hardware year, and with Apple expected to include some revolutionary new features in this latest iteration, this is certain to be the case once more with the iPhone 8.
Thus, if Google is to establish itself as a major player in the smartphone marketplace, arguably something that it has failed to do thus far, it must deliver an outstanding Pixel 2 release.
Information from the Android Open Source Project has already revealed that there are three Google Pixel devices planned for the forthcoming months, and these have already been codenamed as Walleye, Muskie and Taimen.