Years later, a Youtuber video leaked onto the HTC ‘Muskie’, which would have been the Google Pixel 2 XL, which never existed … And an entire Pixel 2 fits into these frames!
Four years have passed since Google introduced us to its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two smartphones that dominated the Android catalog should be made by HTCalthough finally and in an unexpected turn, Google transferred responsibility for the Pixel 2 XL to the South Korean LG at the last minute without revealing any of the reasons.
Indeed, development was well advanced as HTC itself used this platform to launch its HTC U11 + and when it appeared so We’d never know why this Google Pixel 2 XL code name “Musk” never came to be, a YouTube channel and xda developer they showed us a prototype of this Pixel 2 XL ‘made by HTC’which makes it very clear why Google scrapped its design.
Yes friends, The rear end is very similar to what we saw with LG’s Pixel 2 XL, with its finish in two matt and glossy tones, Single camera with LED flash It’s the top left corner and the fingerprint reader is centered in the most comfortable position.
The difference was in the front where The prototype shown by Calyx Hikari shows huge frames, in which almost a Pixel 2 fits in silver, and that You would have been upset in a market I’ve been looking for the fronts Full view as optimized as possible.
A Pixel 2 almost fits inside these front frames, so I think Google was right in discarding it and giving way to LG at a time when “full view” designs were a trend and, as we later saw, stayed here.
Is this the only reason Google dumped the HTC Pixel 2 XL?
The truth is We don’t officially know the motivations the decision to hold the Pixel 2 responsible for HTC and to switch the manufacturing of the Pixel 2 XL to LG, I am sure we will never have official positions from Google to clear up the doubt.
In any case, that’s at least clear this HTC prototype “Musk” shows oversized top and bottom bezels something on his front that would have killed him before he left an outdated look and absolutely out of the loop with what users needed at the time, as early as the end of 2017.
Obviously there are loopholes for the two front stereo speakers up and downHowever, this does not justify a panel that is so poorly optimized in terms of the size of the device.
Regardless of whether that is the only reason or not, it seems imperative to cancel that “Musk” and make way for a Pixel 2 XL from LG, which lived up to expectations at the time, although it never became a bestseller on the platform.
Also posted the video let’s see a Road tour by software installed in the prototype that doesn’t seem to have the digitizer yet or at least hasn’t been functional since then The interaction takes place via a mouse pointer like any other PC and without a touchscreen.
You can see Android 8.0 Oreo embryos with the security patches from May 2017 and justify Google’s decision as it was then certainly this design would not have been successful on the Pixel 2 XL. and in fact it would only have sparked criticism from Google and HTC … For me, Google is a hit! And for you?