Rumor: Google Pixel XL 2 (Muskie) has been canceled

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David Ruddock from Android Police rates the confidence of this rumor with a 9 out of 10, though he reminded us that it's possible there is a Pixel XL successor regardless of muskie's fate.

HTC and Google better use a magic wand when releasing the Pixel 2, or at least take inspiration from the latest concept.

For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel phone lineup. Reports suggest that the smartphone codenamed Muskie was meant to be the second-generation Pixel XL.

The developer has also been able to pull all of the changes made to Launcher3 into a simple commit on GitHub which other Launcher3 based Android launchers can import to enable similar functionality.

In 2016, Google introduced its Pixel line of smartphones with Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

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AndroidPolice has heard from three separate sources that Google has shelved its plans for a new Pixel device codenamed muskie.

The company will only provide services for both devices' security updates and telephone or online support until October 2019. If Google is indeed planning on launching a phone that has a bigger screen size than the Pixel XL's 5.5-inch panel, one has to wonder if they plan on going with a new design - one with minimal bezels, which is all the rage these days. No exact measurement of the device is available yet so it is hard to know how big it would actually be.

The reason behind this decision is not publicly known at this point in time.

In a nutshell, Google will still be releasing two new Pixel phones this year.

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