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Pixel 3 confirmed by Google

Google Pixel 2 hero size front and back

The existence of the Google Pixel 3 has been confirmed, after leaked code including the name of the next–generation Android smartphone was discovered by eagle–eyed developers.

The Pixel 3 is explicitly mentioned by Google in code relating to new tech designed to make it easier for mobile-makers to upgrade to the latest version of Android.

What was our take on the Pixel 2? Read the uSwitch review.

Other than the name, there are no more details from Google about what to expect from its third-generation Pixel phone.

Previous rumours have pointed towards Google launching three new Pixel phones in 2018.

This is said to include a basic, budget model running Google’s stripped back Android One platform as well as a standard update to the Pixel 2. And purportedly completing the trio is a larger Pixel 3 XL aimed at taking on Apple’s forthcoming iPhone X Plus.

A launch date is likely in late 2018, with Google desperate to ensure the smartphone business it bought from HTC last year makes its new phones more popular than before.



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