The Pixel brand is one that Google continues to expand and with quite a bit of success. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both excellent examples of an Android smartphone and are the nearest thing to an iPhone that you are going to find in the Android space thanks to their great design and stock Android experience.
They even get day one updates as well, something Android users are simply not used to. Now, according to the notoriously accurate Evan Blass, the 2018 Pixel lineup will not only include new smartphones but also a watch and upgraded Pixel Buds.
While the announcements will no doubt be centered around the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Blass says that there will be much more to enjoy when the event takes place later this year. If past events are anything to go by then we can expect something to be announced in October, and the belief here is that the new phones will be joined by additional hardware.
If Blass is correct then a new Pixel-branded smartwatch will be announced alongside a second generation set of Pixel Buds, Google’s attempt at replicating the Apple AirPods in the Android space.
Rumors of a wearable carrying the Pixel name have been bubbling along for a while now and while the LG name has been handed around, it’s unlikely that this is the device that will be announced alongside the Pixel phones. We suspect this would more likely be a watch that Google would hold up as an example to others, with LG perhaps riffing on it in some way.
As far as the Pixel Buds are concerned, we don’t yet know what a second generation option could entail although improved battery life and support for things like Google Assistant are a fair bet at this point.
We’ll know more as we edge ever nearer to that October event.
(Source: Evan Blass [Twitter])
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