Google To Launch A Third Pixel Device Codenamed “Taimen”
With no releases yet, from Google this year, recent reports have claimed that Google will be launching two Pixel successors codenamed “muskie” and “walleye” in 2017. A separate fresh report has, however, taken the number up to 3. Rumors suggest that Google might launch a third device along with the Pixel successors, and it will most likely be codenamed, “Taimen”. This seems legit, considering codenames of previous Google Pixel smartphones (read Sailfish and Marlin).
The report claims that “Taimen”, which is actually the name of a fish, will have a larger screen than “Muskie” and “Walleye”. Google is apparently working towards launching “Taimen”, along with “Muskie” and “Walleye”, sometime in 2017. While it is being speculated that “Taimen” could either be a Pixel tablet or a Pixel smartphone, there is no concrete evidence on it. However, the report claims that sources have confirmed it to be a smartphone.
Previous leaks have suggested that the Google Pixel 2 has been codenamed as “Walleye”, whereas the Google Pixel XL 2 has been codenamed as “Muskie”. The Pixel 2 is expected to be launched with a better camera than its predecessor while the Pixel XL 2 is expected to be the larger of the two smartphones by Google, just like in the case of the first-gen Pixel.
The three devices are expected to go on sale in the third quarter of 2017, in the usual refresh cycle from the company.