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Herbert Rhodes
September 28, 2017

It has been reported that the new Pixel smartphones will ship with a redesigned Pixel Launcher, in addition to three more features. The smartphones are thought to be among the first new variants to come along with a more powerful chipset as well as a larger curved display.

Over the weekend, Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii shared unverified rumors on some of the features that will be on the Google Pixel 2 on his Twitter page. While this does not necessarily confirm the wireless charging feature on the new smartphones, but this could be the company's positive step forward towards this technology. These two smartphones used to be Google's pride and joy but that ended once Pixel and Pixel XL arrived. This has already been spotted in a couple of leaked images earlier, as the California-based giant is perhaps planning to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack on its Pixel phones. He said that he got the information from a "new source" who claims to have had time to play around with the Verizon model of the Pixel 2.

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The next rumored feature for the Pixel 2 smartphones is what's now being called as "Music Recognition". Additionally, the smartphone will have an always-listening "Music Recognition" feature on software, which is even not included along with the Google Assistant. This feature will most likely be optional, so those concerned about privacy should be able to disable this.

We're counting the days until the 4th of October when Google is scheduled to formally introduce the new Pixel 2 phones, Google Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and Daydream View. The Pixel 2 is also rumored to have a camera mode similar to Apple's Portrait Mode, but it is expected to be software induced as the Pixel 2 will not come with a dual camera setup. With this featue, users will be able to squeeze the phone's frame to trigger Google Assistant. There will also be an Always-On Ambient Light Display, which is now a part of AOSP root package for Android Oreo and can be enabled on the devices running it.

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