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From the weekend: Check out some photos of the Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3 XL 805px From the weekend: Check out some photos of the Google Pixel 3
Sherri Watson | 11 June, 2018, 17:40

According to changes in Android P's source code, wireless charging permissions is being added to Google-specific packages. These images were later looked at by the website 9to5google who confirmed a similar logo seen on the prototype images of Pixel 2 revealed by Google itself. Google killed the headphone jack past year with the Pixel 2 series and it is sticking to the decision with the next-generation phones as well.

The Pixel 2 Active Edge can be remapped. Of course, we won't forget the HTC U11's Edge Sense which actually came out first. The last time Google released a phone with the feature was in 2013 - the Nexus 5 (first was the Nexus 4). In fact, it will return on the yet-to-be-announced Pixel 3. It's not as customizable.

There has been quite a bit of scuttlebutt surrounding what the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will look like when they ship later this year and there have already been some questionable leaks that claim to show what we can expect when that happens. The interface has been continually cleaned up with more new features and, most importantly, the app launched in the Play Store.

When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, Google took a dig at the company a month later when it unveiled its original Pixel services.

For version 1.0, Lawnchair Launcher supports features such as app shortcuts, icon packs, custom grid and icon sizes, and even Google Now integration, all while sticking to a design that is just like Google's own Pixel launcher. It would have been easier to guess the presence of the Active Edge if HTC is working on it.

Interestingly, the Pixel 3 XL will seemingly continue to feature a single-lens camera at its rear, with Google going for a dual-camera setup at the front. By looking at the code, you can see "WakeMode" which is a new code under references to Elmyra (aka Active Edge).