Google reportedly cancels 'muskie' Pixel XL successor for something bigger

Phillip Butler
June 13, 2017

Since it has been reportedly cancelled, the smartphone codenamed "Taimen" should succeed Pixel XL.

There are a number of reasons why Google could scrap the 5.6-inch Pixel XL 2. That said, the developer claims that features such as the Google Now page and the Google Search pill animation should work. However, according to a new report that surfaced today via Android Police, this device might be replacing the Pixel XL entirely. They believe to be reasonably sure that this handset was meant to be the second-generation Pixel XL. The latest Google Pixel 2 concept hits all the right heads and we honestly do not mind if we were to get some notable upgrades while maintaining the same exterior. What this report merely suggests is that it's not going to be the device that Google had previously prepared.


Not long ago, we saw buzz surrounding references to upcoming Pixel devices in AOSP - publications with sources informed on the matter went on to report about the existence of three Pixel devices, respectively equipped with a small screen, a large screen, and of course... an even larger screen. Next is the fact that the 5.6-inch Pixel XL 2 may end up collecting dust on shelves because, as the "middle phone", many would opt for the larger display if selecting between the 5.5-inch and 6.2-inch Pixel phones.

The upshot of this news, if accurate, is that Google will release two Pixel devices this year, not three Pixel devices as previously rumoured. While not much is known about this device at this point in time, it's believed to be bigger than muskie.

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