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Google Pixel 2 features squeezable edges

Google Pixel 2 live photo, features list to include squeezable edges according to FCC
Google Pixel 2 live photo
According to a filing with the FCC that surfaced online yesterday, the HTC-made Google Pixel 2 borrows the squeezable sides of the HTC U11. This feature is allegedly called "Active Edge" and launches Google Assistant by default.

Right now, the HTC U11 flagship is the only handset to come with squeezable edges. However, this interesting feature might become mainstream pretty soon, since the next Google Pixel handset seems to have it as well.

Although this has not been officially confirmed yet, a recent FCC filing reveals that the upcoming Google Pixel 2 features squeezable sides. This feature is apparently called "Active Edge," and the default action it provides is to launch Google Assistant.

The rumors encountered so far revealed two Pixel 2 handsets, one with a 5-inch full HD display, and the other with a 6-inch 1440p touchscreen. Leaked images also revealed a Pixel 2 running Android 8.0.1 with a navigation bar similar to that of the first-generation Google Pixel.

For now, it is not clear when Google plans to unveil the next-gen Pixel, but maybe we will see it on display at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-16 (Update: 2017-08-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.