Google Pixel 3 could be the first Andromeda OS device

Google Pixel 3 could be the first Andromeda OS device

The Pixel phones will replace Google's Nexus handsets this year, many recent reports have claimed, suggesting that the Nexus family of devices will be retired.

In June, Android Police provided details about the new smartphones from the search engine giant. Both phones will reportedly sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chips, 12-megapixel rear cameras, 8-megapixel selfie cams, 4GB of RAM, and storage ranging from 32-128GB (with no memory card). The smartphones are supposed to ditch the Nexus branding in favor of Pixel and be built by HTC. Two independent and apparently reliable sources are now telling Android Police that the Android-Chrome OS mashup will run on a new Pixel notebook which will see the light of day sometime in Q3 2017.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL running Android 7.1 Nougat are launching on October 4. In a brief emailed note, a Google spokesman said the company doesn't comment on rumors and speculation.

Along with the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is also expected to unveil its latest tablet, the Pixel 7, and an Android-Chrome OS hybrid on October 4.

The publication reports that Google will launch a Pixel 3 laptop as the launch vehicle for Andromeda sometime in the third quarter of next year. This is likely due to how robust Andromeda is rumored to be.

Talking about the specifications of the Pixel & Pixel XL phones called respectively as Marlin and Sailfish. Support for a Wacom stylus would be a nice addition and give the Pixel 3 even more work cred.

The front-facing render shows a minimal-looking black device that lacks physical buttons and features what is likely Android 7.1, which is expected to debut on the Pixel devices. After Apple's failure to entice audience with new design, Google seems to be going after Cupertino-based smartphone maker with new "Made by Google" ad campaign. As far as features are concerned, there'll be an Intel processor, two USB-C ports, a backlit keyboard, and a glass trackpad with force detection a la the new MacBooks.

Related news: