The new Google Pixel 2 could have an always-on screen and that’s just the beginning. Read the latest rumors about the new features, specifications, price and release date in this article.

As we get closer to the release date of Google Pixel 2, the filtered information tells us more about what to expect. The latest tidbit suggests that the new Pixel for 2017 could have an always-on display, but there is much more ahead, including the new Android OS.

A concept video of the Pixel 2 XL has appeared online, whetting our appetites for what will come later this year. But did the release date just come out?

We now have a public beta of Android O, so all we need are some new Google phones on which to show it. It is said that the name of the ‘Walleye’ and the ‘Taimen’ respectively (‘Muskie’ has been removed) and it is mentioned that Pixel 2 and Pixel XL2 offer some interesting specifications.

Who will do Pixel 2?

In the past, we have seen Google phones manufactured by LG, HTC, Huawei, Samsung, and Motorola. The maker of the new Google phone could be any of these partners, but could equally be a new hardware partner. However, our money is on HTC.

Like the fact that HTC has signed a two-year contract with Google and that the S2 and M2 code names have also appeared within the files found in the Taiwanese version of the HTC U11 (the X and XL pixels were encoded S1 and M1).

How much will the new Google phone cost?

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Rick Osterloh has confirmed that Pixel will maintain its premium prices in 2017.

When it switched its brand from Nexus to Pixel in 2016, Google progressed from high-value devices to more superior phones. The cheapest Pixel today costs 599, while the cheapest Pixel XL costs 719. So, don’t expect that Google Pixel 2 will have fewer prices than that of last year Pixel.

What software will run the Pixel 2?

The new Google devices for 2017 will come with Android or pre-installed. The public beta is available to download now, which means that we have been able to take a good look at what we can expect.

Android O focuses on “fluent” and vital experiences, with new headliner features during its first public appearance on Google I / O 2017, including image-in-picture (multi-window mode), notification points (press a shortcut (Automatically on the screen), autocomplete (as in Chrome but now in applications) and Smart Text Selection (automatically recognizes names, addresses and phone numbers so you do not have to manipulate the selection, but May also suggest a relevant application).

Android O is much more efficient than Nougat with various optimizations of the operating system. The bottom line, according to Google, is that boot devices are twice as fast and all applications work faster and smoother by default.

On the subject of applications, Google is also introducing Play Protect, which installs each application on one device per device to keep things ultra-safe.