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Pixel XL 2 rumored to be cancelled

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Multiple sources are reporting that Google has cancelled project "muskie," which was speculated to be a successor to Google's 2016 flagship Pixel XL.

Rumors have been flying about the speculated successors to Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The Pixel XL 2, codenamed “muskie,” has been the focus of many of these rumors, but they might all be for naught. Word on the street is that muskie has been cancelled.

Android Police has received information from three different sources saying that the project has likely been killed off. It was never confirmed that muskie was actually going to be the next generation Pixel XL, but based on Google’s penchant for naming their devices after fish, this was the going theory. But that may have been the wrong thread to pull.

“Taimen,” another Google phone, recently surfaced on Geekbench. Taimen is believed to be an even larger device than muskie, which means it may be taimen that properly succeeds the Pixel XL. If recent leaks are to be believed, taimen should bring some serious power, rivaling and besting the current powerhouse of the mobile world, the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Either way, it’s very likely that Google has killed off the muskie project to focus on taimen and the smaller “walleye.” We won’t know for sure what phones (if any) Google will be releasing later this year until an official announcement is made by the data giant, so treat these rumors as rumors. However, all eyes in the Android world are now on walleye and taimen. Let’s see if these fish swim to the surface.

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Sam Medley, 2017-06-14 (Update: 2017-06-14)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.