It Looks Like Google is Making a Phone Soon

By Eve Peyser on at

Good news Androidistas! Google is doing a phone, and it’s coming soon. Google will livestream the announcement on its YouTube channel at 17:00 UK time on October 4th, meaning the phone will be a libra, and therefore very balanced.

On Monday evening, Google posted a website and video for its new phone. It is likely be called the Pixel, according to reports earlier this month from Android Police.

Google also announced in early September that it was killing Project ARA, its modular phone project, likely because nobody wants a modular smartphone.

Hopefully, unlike Project ARA the Pixel will be a phone people want. It’s currently rumoured to come in two sizes: the 5-inch Pixel and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL. Android Police predicts the Pixel will cost around $649, which converts to about £500 in GBP. The site also posted leaked images of the phone yesterday. [Ars Technica]