Google teases new Pixel launch for 4 October

Alex Kidman 15 September 2017

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Google says it has the answers to your smartphone questions, and they'll be answered in early October.

While much of the focus of the mobile world this week has been on the Apple iPhone X, the simple reality is that there are other smartphone brands and makers, mostly using Google's Android operating system.

While Samsung tried to steal a little attention this week away from Apple by pre-announcing a foldable Galaxy Note phone for 2018, Google has instead bided its time before not-so-subtly hinting that its next Pixel phone will make its debut on 4 October 2017.

There's naturally not a lot of detail in that clip because it's just a teaser, although if Google can live up to answering all of those questions with just one phone, it may well beat out its competition in 2017. That's not going to be an easy task, however, as 2017 has been an exceptional year in smartphones, as shown in our always-updated best phones of 2017 list.

Rumours have suggested that LG has scored the gig to actually build the next generation Pixel phones, which means that the details in its own recently announced LG V30 may hint at what's to come. At the same time, it's been suggested that Google may be in talks to acquire the entire mobile business of HTC, although that's a deal that's unlikely to affect the manufacture of this year's Pixel devices.

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