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LG and HTC Will Produce Taimen And Walleye – Google’s Next Flagship phones

LG and HTC Will Produce Taimen And Walleye – Google’s Next Flagship phones

by Samuel OnyikeJune 14, 2017
Google is not actually the company that produces the Pixel phone series. Last year HTC produced the Google Pixel XL And up until now it was thought it would also be behind their followups from 2017. While HTC is still probably making the successor to the original Pixel, the new Pixel XL 2 will be manufactured by LG.

This was revealed revealed through a bug report inside the Android Issue Tracker. There’s a bug entry in there regarding a problem with USB Power Delivery, made by an LG employee. A Googler replied to that by asking that the bug be closed and moved under Android > Partner > External > LGE > Taimen > Power.

Taimen, Muskie and walleye are the codename for the three smartphones that have been in development at Google this year. Yesterday we heard that one of those three, codenamed Muskie, has been canceled. 
Muskie was the direct successor for the Pixel XL, while Taimen is a larger device. But according to that report, Google will only launch two Pixels in 2017 – Taimen and the smaller Walleye.

This creates an interesting situation – if HTC is making Walleye and LG is producing the Taimen, then this year’s Pixels will be manufactured by different companies. That’s unprecedented in the very short history of the Pixel line, and it remains to be seen whether or not it shall result in design differences between the two. The original Pixels from 2016 basically looked identical, save for the size change.

LG and HTC Will Produce Taimen And Walleye respectively.
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Samuel Onyike
Epigrammatic tech-savvy writer. He loves to write on the ever changing technology topics and sees the human mind as the first virtual reality. Samuel doesn't need a manual to use a device even for the first time. He'll beat you in football games.

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