A few months ago, we asked a very important question, should Google build its own phones? At that time, there were rumors that the company has plans to build its own Smartphones and we were concerned that this might not work well as the other smartphone manufacturers might not take this move very well.
Google never officially announced that it was working on its own Smartphones and the last time we heard about this was when information that Google plans to do away with the Nexus branding from its yearly Smartphones surfaced.
Even with no official communication from Google, we are getting information that the company is ready to launch its own Smartphones before the end of the year. This conformation is in form of a video advertisement that does not clearly confirm the phone’s existence but teases it as you can see from the video below.
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These new phones will be called Google Pixel and it is not clear if they will replace the Nexus line or if Google plans to keep those around. We are also not sure how Google Pixel devices will work, will Google be releasing one device every year, or will this be a complete smartphone lineup? We still don’t have any answers to these questions but we expect to learn more on October 4 when Google officially unveils the phones.
Google has gone ahead and created a website that shows what looks like a phone but has still not confirmed that yet. The website with the phone shaped object has the date October 4 (like the one used on the featured image at the top of this post). This is clearly an indication that Google will be launching the phone on this day.
The new Pixel phones will join the Pixel C Android tablet that was launched last year. This tablet has a 10.2 inch display and is powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of RAM and Maxwell GPU. We hope this is an indication of what we will be getting from Google come October 4.