Google May Have Third, Larger Phone in the Works Under Codename “Taimen”

Yesterday, a report suggested that Google has codenamed the upcoming 2017 Pixel devices “muskie” and “walleye.” Today, I’d like to expand that conversation by tossing out a third device under codename “taimen.” The existence of the name and device comes to us via multiple sources, though the exact details of it are scarce.

Here is what we know.  (more…)

New Google Pixel Phones Might be Codenamed “Muskie” and “Walleye”

Google’s hardware team(s), or the team(s) that work on making Nexus (and now Pixel) devices, are big fans of sea creatures. We know this because they always codename upcoming hardware products with fish or aquatic life names. Like this. This. This. You get the point. Even last year’s Pixel phones were codenamed “marlin” and “sailfish.” So it only makes sense that upcoming Pixel devices for 2017 would continue the trend, right?  (more…)

March’s Android Security Update Goes Live With Factory Images for Nexus, Pixel

Google just posted the Android security update for March 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices. We were expecting this in part because of Verizon’s early acknowledgement of the update, but also because it’s the first Monday of the month.

So far, we are seeing 7.1.1 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF27B, NOF27C), Pixel C (N4F26T), Nexus 6P (N4F26T, NUF26N), Nexus 5X (N4F26T), Nexus 6 (N6F26U), Nexus Player (NMF27D), and Nexus 9 (N4F26T).  (more…)