Pixel 2 XL tipped to feature always-on display, ‘squeezing’ feature and screen profiles


  • Greg Joplin

    Yes,,I’m sick of Samsung and their bloatware.

    • Yassmin Abdeel-Maggot

      Say waah? Ma iPone don’t have bloatare but!

  • thereasoner

    I’m not so excited if they’re going back to a 5x like midrange device for the regular sized Pixel 2. It’s great for all those Nexus guys who want a cheaper stock Android device but I want flagship quality without having to go with a huge phone.

  • Scott

    squeezable frame … … I guess 2017 will be the year of the phone gimmicks. Samsung has their ‘edge’ display and the Bixy button (that no one really wants). Now Google is mimicking HTC’s squeezable frame. I’d really like to replace my Galaxy S6 but none of these phones really appeal to me.

    Is a good mid-high tier phone that is fairly stock o/s with decent hardware and not $1000 that difficult to make?

    • I feel the pain on this one, but I think I’ll wait to try it out before I pass judgment. I can think of some pretty interesting uses for a pressure sensitive frame.

    • Scott

      I agree, it could be interesting. But I have a feeling it’ll end up being like the Pressy accessory. Something that a lot of people thought was cool but no one ended up buying.

    • Brad Fortin

      Not just 2017, almost every year has some sort of gimmick. Remember 3D screens and cameras like the HTC Evo 3D? Curved phones like the Galaxy Round? Bendable phones like the LG Flex? Phones with huge cameras like the Lumia 1020, Galaxy Camera, etc? Phones with laptop docks like the Motorola Atrix?

      Good phones with restrained software under $1000 aren’t hard to make, just hard to find.

  • Joe Shmoe

    At the price point I’m not interested.

  • ciderrules

    Great idea for the men since people tend to hold their phone in the opposite hand from the one they use to write with (or perform other “manly” duties). So now they can squeeze something with the opposite hand to even things out.

    • Yassmin Abdeel-Maggot

      Hello tiger! You’re gonna need both hands for lil’ Yassmin!

  • dbinott

    I get my OnePlus 5 today, so I’ll see how that goes.