The Pixel and Pixel XL are set to officially debut later today, but these Google-branded devices have been leaking a lot in the final lead up to their unveiling. Last night Verizon accidentally revealed the new smartphones, spilling one interesting new detail.
The devices were hidden away in the smartphone section of Verizon’s Enterprises site, where they were spotted by Gizmodo. The Pixel and Pixel XL both apparently offer something called “Google Magic,” which sounds like the extra software Google is layering on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. That likely includes its new Pixel Launcher, but it might also mean special apps or even unique gesture controls.
Verizon mentions “strengthened security” as another key selling feature for business customers, suggesting Google could beef up security for the Pixel and Pixel XL as well. The listing also reaffirms that the devices will come in blue, black or white with either 32GB of 128GB of storage. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of a price, but we should have that final detail pretty soon.
Google’s set to reveal the Pixel and Pixel XL at an event in San Francisco starting later today at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern). We’ll be covering the show live, so follow along with our liveblog right here.
Article source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/04/pixel-pixel-xl-leak-verizon-google-magic/