“Why does my phone suck so much, Google?”
With the iPhone launch out of the way, Google is now starting to spin up the marketing machine for its next flagship phone.
Google has launched a teaser site and a video asking dissatisfied smartphone users to “stay tuned for more on October 4.” What Google wants users to “stay tuned” for is the Pixel 2, the sequel to the Google Pixel.
When we last checked in with Google’s 2017 flagship, we were working off a tweet from VentureBeat’s Evan Blass claiming that the phone would launch October 5th and come with a new “Snapdragon 836” SoC. Later reports from both Android Police and XDA Developers disputed this, saying Qualcomm wasn’t working on mid-cycle “836” refresh this year.
The Pixel 2 is now expected to have the same Snapdragon 835 SoC as every other high-end Android phone.
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