Do these code names point to both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?

Handset speculation is at an all-time high with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone 8, and it seems Google wants to stir up some of its own.

An Android open source collaboration page reveals two code names that appear to be successors to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, according to Android Police.

The names are "walleye" and "muskie," two freshwater fish that echo another pair of aquatic life: marlin and sailfish, AKA the working pseudonyms of Google's debut smartphones, leading us to believe work has begun on the Pixel 2

The report believes "walleye" refers to the smaller of the two handsets, making "muskie" more than likely the larger-screened variant. 

While Android Police is confident in the source divulging the information, light skepticism is always smart when there is no official confirmation.

That said, with this fall being the one-year anniversary of Pixel's launch, it wouldn't be too soon for Google to start planning a sequel. In fact, rumors are already circulating about the next Pixel, such as it potentially ditching the headphone jack iPhone 7-style.

TechRadar – All the latest technology news

Play
Slider