Updated: Google Pixel release date, news and rumors

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Update: The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be the star attraction at the company’s confirmed launch event tomorrow, October 4.

Google’s Nexus line is still going strong. There was a time when things looked to be on the rocks for the search giant’s own-brand handsets, but it’s navigated through the treacherous waters, and come out stronger on the other side.

2015 gave us the Nexus 6P, plus the more affordable (and palm-friendly) Nexus 5X, but with the more recent arrivals of the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, HTC 10, LG G5 and Huawei P9, both phones are suddenly looking a little long in the tooth.

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