Despite the fact that Google’s mobiles have never enjoyed much popularity in Spain, their models continue to be of great importance in terms of the evolution of Android as it is the company that develops each new version of Android. Initially, this responsibility fell on the Nexus, and since 2016 on the Pixel brand.
Of the 5 generations of Pixel mobiles, the one that we would say that had the most impact was the second, and that is that the Pixel 2 were revolutionary in many aspects, especially in the photographic aspect. However, the Pixel 2 XL we met wasn’t the only one that might have arrived.
This is the HTC Pixel 2 XL that could have hit the market
During the first four generations of Pixel phones, each flagship model has come with a standard variant and its XL version. However, in the second generation there were many rumors due to the fact that the Android source code revealed that there were 3 Pixel 2 models whose code names werewalleye (the Pixel 2), muskie Ytaimen(the Pixel 2 XL we met).
Muskie It was a mobile with a lot of mystery, which was to be manufactured by HTC and promised to be the original Pixel 2 XL. However, the model that was marketed was the model manufactured by LG and that we all knew (and that for years has been my personal mobile).
The mystery about the Pixel 2 XL made by HTC has been revealed, and is that the YouTuber Calyx Hikari has uploaded a video showing a working prototype of the Pixel 2 made by HTC. This mobile has Android O (the beta of Android 8.0 Oreo) and has a design similar to the model that we got to know in the back.
The front of the equipment is very striking, which is similar to the standard model of the Pixel 2, with an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and very wide front frames. This design would have been valid 2 years ago (since the first Pixel XL was criticized for its frames) but in 2017 the “all screen” format was already beginning to be a trend with the Galaxy S8 and LG G6.
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