Two new “Made by Google” smartphones to be unveiled on October 4

By , Sep 22, 2016


Google earlier this week posted a video on YouTube that strongly hints at plans to launch a pair of brand new smartphones at a media event scheduled for October 4. According to web reports, Google will no longer market its own phones under the Nexus brand and is instead going to advertise them as Pixel-branded phones, indicating a break from the past six years of flagship Nexus devices. The Pixel is Google’s Chromebook notebook with a Retina-class display which has been selling since 2013

A teaser video released by Google earlier this week doesn’t reveal much. Some people have said that the changing shape of the rectangle in the video might mean that a new tablet could be unveiled, too, but I don’t think that’s true.

Clearly, October 4 will be about new Google-designed smartphones.

The teasing campaign continues at the website

Information on that website indicates that the forthcoming devices will be manufactured by Taiwanese electronics firm HTC and branded as “Made by Google.”

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai commented at the Code Conference back in June that the search firm would be “more opinionated about the design of the phones” and add “more features on top of Android on Nexus phones.”

AndroidCentral said recently that the upcoming Pixel smartphones will indeed have some exclusive features on top of stock Android.

Android 7.0 Nougat was released recently with little fanfare on older devices and I’m curious if the new phones will run Nougat or an unreleased build of Android.

In addition to new smartphones and possibly tablets, The Associated Press learned back in the summer that Google could also release a pair of own-branded Android Wear smartwatches later this year.

Google currently sells two Nexus-branded phones: the more affordable LG-built Nexus 5X and the premium Nexus 6P, manufactured by the Chinese handset maker Huawei.

Source: Google

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  • Agneev Mukherjee

    What’s the font?

  • Watch them remove the headphone jack.

    • Endriu Andrei

      You say this because ?

      • Keogge

        First done by Blackberry years ago… Antiquated connector…

    • Rowan09

      Motorola already did it first so I wouldn’t be surprise.

      • 5723alex .

        So did HTC Bolt.

      • Rowan09

        I understand but it’s called the Moto Z.

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    iPixel to be announced on 4/10. They’ve blatantly copied the iPhone’s front !! And the back just looks plain ugly. HTC should just die now.

  • Rowan09

    It’s rumored that the 5″ phone will be about $650 with Google offering payment options. It’s so funny how the Nexus devices just keep getting more expensive, but yet no one complains.

    • 5723alex .

      And only IP53 with no water resistant.

      • James M.

        The “3” in IP53 means a device will not experience damaging water ingress when upright at an angle not to exceed 60 degrees from vertical while being sprayed by relatively low-pressure (somewhere between 7-20PSI or 50 to 150kPa) water. As you said, might as well not have any.

    • Mac

      From the 6 to the 6p and 5x wasn’t bad. 550 for the 64gb 6p with no interest payment plan is great!

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Thanks man, I appreciate it

  • P90DL

    New phone tad under $700, new Tablet $750. Who is kidding who ?

    Not intefested

  • Jbbbb

    I think they focus on the outline of the phone because thats where the new tech will be. HTC Sense Touch like in the Ocean?

  • Skeptic Spartan

    How must all you iSheep feel about Android. A Search company creating a mobile OS that drove Jobs nuts, took the Mobile market and the world by storm.

    And every hardware update iPhones steel a little more of Androids innovations. I guess jobs was right if you can’t beat them, copy them.

  • charitha ratnayake

    This phone has no border ,
    Full display…


    Thanks a lot Google I love you!!