Google Pixel and Pixel XL launch: All you need to know

October 4, Google is set to announce Pixel and Pixel XL, its pure Android-based smartphones. Unlike previous times those smartphones won’t be called Nexus this time and Google is adopting the Pixel branding used earlier with its Chromebook and Android tablet. With Pixel branding, Google is also emphasising on the future of ‘Made By Google’ devices. 

These new Google smartphones will be made by HTC but surprisingly there could be no or little mention of HTC. Rumours have suggested out Google is more serious about its say in the design of future devices, which maybe built by Google directly.

Google’s Pixel branded phones won’t be the first Android 7.0 Nougat devices, but will be the first to support Google’s DayDream VR platform.