Following up on the previous day’s information that the unique 2nd gen Pixel XL (codenamed “muskie”) had been cancelled and replaced, in all probability by way of a bigger “taimen” software that we first reported on, the other people at 9to5Google discovered a bit nugget in the Google Factor Tracker that would possibly let us know who's making this phone. It might really well be LG.
In a malicious program record filed to the Factor Tracker, you'll be able to see the place an LG consultant is having an trade with a Googler over a USB motive force drawback. Whilst the LG rep doesn’t point out the software, the Googler positive does via recommending the malicious program be filed underneath “Android > Spouse > Exterior > LGE > Taimen > energy.” Smartly then.
We’ve hooked up a picture of the change beneath in case this will get pulled, because it used to be most probably intended to be a personal malicious program record.
There isn’t a lot else to tug from this as opposed to the undeniable fact that it will be ordinary for LG and Google to be referencing this “taimen” software that has been reported on a large number of occasions now, in the event that they weren’t the spouse making it. As chances are you'll recall, we prior to now reported that “muskie” and “walleye” have been separate tasks from “taimen.” That if truth be told is sensible now, since HTC is the producer idea to be at the back of “muskie” and “walleye,” but the “taimen” maker used to be unknown. Unknown till now, in fact.
That ends up in a host of misunderstanding now. Ultimate yr’s Pixel and Pixel XL have been each made via HTC and they seemed similar out of doors in their measurement. Will have to HTC nonetheless make the smaller “walleye” Pixel and LG take on the larger “taimen” Pixel XL, I will be able to’t believe those units finishing up all that equivalent. I’d believe Google may just paintings to get the units shut in design, however once more, we’re speaking about two other firms making them.