Google’s next generation Pixel devices are codenamed “Muskie” and “Walleye,” according to Android Police writer David Ruddock.
Corroborating Android Police‘s information, which Ruddock says the publication obtained from a reliable source, is a page from the Android Open Source Project database which references Walleye in relation to a bug numbered 34772739, saying, “Test: walleye boots, and then adb logcat -e “getTransport” doesn’t show warnings and errors.” There’s currently no reference to “Muskie” on the AOSP website, but Ruddock says AP is confident in its information.
Moreover, the website reports Google will stick to its strategy of releasing two different sized models.
For its worth, walleyes and muskies are freshwater fish native to North America. Over the past several years, Google has typically codenamed Pixel and Nexus devices after saltwater fish. For instance, the Nexus 6P and 5X were codenamed Angler and Bullhead, respectively.
Back at Mobile World Congress, senior vice-president of hardware at Google Rick Osterloh said smartphone consumers said the company would release a new Pixel device in 2017, noting, “There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it.”