Google Pixel 2 Will Offer Better Battery Backup, All Thanks To Android O, New Reports Claim
While everyone is excited about Apple's 10th anniversary special iPhone 8, Google is silently working on the next-gen Pixel 2 smartphone. The Google Pixel handset that was released last year became quite popular among Android users. The high-end smartphone received rave reviews from critics. As Google has already confirmed that it will roll out Pixel 2 this year, people now have their eyes set on the upcoming handset.
According to Business Insider, there are high chances that the tech giant will launch three Pixel 2 handsets this year. Although Google has not announced anything about the upcoming Pixel 2 range of smartphones, the three handsets in question -- Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 XXL -- appeared with the codenames Walleye, Muskie and Taimen, respectively, in code commits from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). In fact, the largest Pixel 2 XXL, codenamed Taimen, was also spotted on Geekbench via the Primate Labs website. The smartphone scored 1804 in single-core test and 6284 in multi-core test, Blasting News reported.
Going by latest reports, it is expected that Google Pixel 2 specs list will include a bezel-less design, a 5.5-inch QHD display with screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB and 256GB of internal storage, dual-camera setup on both back and front, an IP68 rating and Daydream VR support. Interestingly, the Google Pixel 2 handset appeared on Geekbench with Android O on board.
It is expected that Android O will offer a better battery backup to the upcoming Pixel handsets. The main reason is that the OS will have the Background Execution Limit. In simple words, any device running Android O will limit the background app usage, resulting in a better battery backup. Google is likely to announce the Pixel successor in October 2017. Readers are advised to take the rumored information carefully as nothing about Google Pixel 2 has been officially announced yet.