Launched alongside the Google Pixel lineup previous year, Google Assistant is being appended with some new, much-awaited and necessary features from time to time. As it rolled out its flagship Android device, Google Pixel, a premium smartphone a year ago, the market doesn't seem to have gotten enough and has been waiting for the launch of Google Pixel 2 ever since. However, it is an established truth that Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have sold more than all the Pixel phones, and this is making Google reconsider their production values. At launch, Pixel smartphones were positioned as direct rivals for the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, although they only went on sale in selected countries. Moreover, Pixel phones are the first concept from Google, and this shows, one example being the lens flare issue in its camera.
While it was to be expected that Google would put out a smartphone this year, since the annual release cycle for hardware is hardly new, Osterloh's confirmation tells us a few things about the company's strategy that weren't previously totally pinned down.
Now you can ask Assistant to hear the last message you received, dictate the one you just sent, and even read the most recent message from a specific person. Similarly, we can expect the Pixel 2 to offer similar features with the required update.
Extended periods of handset shortages have become the norm for the Pixel's so far, and Google should concentrate on this if its next device is to compete with 2017's flagship smartphones. It also has a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel of the smartphone for device unlocking and gesture controls. In the meantime, let us know what you want/expect from the Google Pixel 2? Currently, the first-generation Pixel is priced at $649 while the larger Pixel XL costs $769. According to the Google executive, "Pixel stays premium". You can find OTA binary images file for your Nexus or Pixel device here while the new factory images can be obtained from here. Now, earlier Android One smartphones were built by third party OEMs such as Spice, Micromax etc.in India but with this rumours, Google is also expected to take the Pixel approach to Android One range.