"Pixel XXL? Google could make a third in the Pixel series"
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Pixel XXL? Google could make a third in the Pixel series
What's happening Brian Tong here with Googlicious for everything Google you can think of.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Announcement is just a couple weeks away.
But my favourite phone from 2016 had to be the Google Pixel, but a report from Droidlife claims Google may have a third larger phone in the works beyond just the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Now, Android police reported that two codenames for the next gen pixels will again be named after sea creatures.
This time is muskie, a freshwater fish native to North America, a member of the pike family and a walleye, a freshwater perciforme fish native to most of Canada and the Northern US.
Is also commonly known as the pike perch and see that's your fresh water fish lesson of the day.
Now, reports claim that Muskie will be the 5.5 inch pixel and Walleye will be five inch device.
Droidlife reports the third, larger phone is code named Taimen, which is a Eurasian giant trout and the world's largest fresh water fish.
Now, this phone will have a larger screen then both musky and wall like.
Taimen is believed to be a separate project from the other two and could also be a whole new product.
It's still unclear if this will be a pixel XXL.
Or a Nexus product or something entirely different but that's what we know right now.
And I also know a whole lot more about fresh water fish.
[SOUND] Now in some SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 news, if you wanna see what the home screen and the new icons of the S8 will look like.
There you go.
It's not the highest res of images but a sound mobile reader pulled them from Samsung's smart switch app and confirms that Samsung will no doubt be using their own skin on top of Android which, we have always expected.
And we've also seen leaked images in how Samsung's fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone after multiple reports said it would be embedded in Into the screen.
SamMobile reports that Samsung and the fingerprint sensor supplier Synaptics were running out of time.
Even after Samsung poured resources into the tech last year.
But they say the results were frustrating.
The report also Says the company had to make a decision, as it had to start mass production of the S8, which resulted in moving it to the back.
Now Samsung's official Galaxy S8 announcement with all the real details takes place on March 29th.
US carriers are also starting to reveal the pricing and availability for the upcoming LG G6, the phone will be available on April 7th T-mobile will sell it for $650,Verizon will be slightly higher at $672 over 24 months for $28 per month.
While AT&T will reportedly sell for $42 per month.
For 30 months which would add up to a price of $720 which is the highest we've heard up to this point.
The other big bonus for consumers, all three carriers will be offering a free Google Home for anyone who purchases it between its launch date and April the 30th.
Not too shabby if that's a combo of gadgets That you're looking for.
Okay, we've talked about YouTube's live streaming feature, which was previously limited to channels with 10,000 subscribers or more.
But several users online, even those with just 2700 subscribers are reporting that the feature is available Available to go live on mobile.
So keep a look out, you could be getting it pretty soon.
And both Android and iOS YouTubers are seeing this, but there's been no official word about a change by YouTube themselves.
And then some cool news coming out of South by Southwest.
We finally gotta see Google's partnership with Levi's, called Project Jecart in action.
The idea is to give text files touch screen functionality.
Nine to five Google got to demo it, and the video shows how you can map three gestures on your Phone, that can be performed on the cup of the jacket to either skip music tracks, pause or play music, even take a call.
It's limited to taps and swipes right now, but they expect to add more gestures in the future.
Now it will be priced at $350 and is expected to release later this year, but this is one wearable that I could get on board with.
All right, that's gonna do it for this week.
You can email me at Googlicious@CNet.Com, or tweet me @briantong.
Thanks so much for watching, we'll catch you all next time for some more of that Googlicious.
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