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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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.