Updated: Google Pixel XL release date, news and features

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Update: The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to be the star attraction at the company’s confirmed launch event on October 4 – that’s today!

It’s been almost a whole year since we last had a Nexus device, and we would really like Google to launch another. Thankfully, it appears two new handsets will arrive today, with the rumored Google Pixel XL the larger of the hotly tipped duo.

In 2015 we had the excellent Nexus 6P, with its commanding 5.7-inch display lining up alongside its smaller, and cheaper 5.2-inch brother in the Nexus 5X.

The market has moved on though, and the 6P is now showing its age against the likes of the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, OnePlus 3 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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