Only a week out from, presumably for the , Google Japan posted a teaser video with 30 seconds of people squeezing things -- followed by a few seconds of a hand squeezing the outline of a phone.
That seems to indicate the new phones will retain thefrom the previous generation of models.
Active Edge launches shortcut operations when you squeeze the sides of the phone, an HTC-designed feature.and earlier this year.
A Google spokesperson said the company is "excited" and would have more to share at its event next week.
You can follow our up-to-the-event (and beyond) coverage of the.
First published Oct. 2, 8:21 a.m. PT.
Update, 11:02 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Google.