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The Mountain View, California-based tech giant picked a relatively symbolic date for its unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, with October 4 marking the first anniversary of the original Pixel launch.

Last year's Pixel event also coincided with the introduction of the Google Home speaker as well as Google's own multi-router mesh Wifi system. Talking about the caption "Ask more of your phone." we think that relates to the improved Google Assistant on the phone.

"If users went to Google today the search bar and logo weren't the only things on the page" Ask more of your phone. Major manufacturers such as LG and Samsung have built their smartphones around a dual camera setup. The bigger Pixel 2 XL is being put together by LG. This feature can scan photos you take or just scenes you point the camera at, and then offer contextual information. Another wanted to know "Why doesn't my phone understand me?".

Next, Google essentially confirms that these questions are valid points.

It's a no-brainer that Google will load their phone with the latest hardware available at the time of release and make the Pixel 2 a significant improvement over its predecessor. This year, the company is preparing to introduce successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. The smaller of the two, Pixel 2 smartphone was spotted on FCC listing a few weeks ago. Plus, Google has this "advance exchange" approach to replacing Nexus 6Ps with Pixel XLs.

That will all change as the Pixel XL 2 has just reached the FCC.

The iPhone X is going to get some competition from Google this fall. Instead, it will feature a more traditional rectangle display similar to the Galaxy Note 8 or LG V30. The Pixel 2 is now expected to have the same Snapdragon 835 SoC as every other high-end Android phone. We also expect Android 8.1 Oreo to debut on the Pixel 2.

Unfortunately, "Why does my phone not have a headphone jack?" isn't one of the questions.

The date is exactly one year from when Google announced its first premium smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.

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