It looks like Google's strategy is to offer up two flagship smartphones this year with a clear design difference between the two handsets.
The data for this new OTA update will be written block-by-block onto the inactive partition slowly (partition B in this example) so that it's ready to boot once the process is done. With stock Android on-board, the phone promises the best hardware-software integration which means a better all-around performance than other flagship devices this year.
The newly leaked photos of the Pixel 2 also match the photos that VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass shared last week. The phone would feature a dual front facing speakers which is a trendy feature Google is going to introduce with its new Google Pixel 2 smartphone.
Is Pixel 2 losing headphone jack? It's worth noting, however, that a bezel-less display alone doesn't make a good phone. On the other hand, the bigger variant by LG is expected to feature narrow bezels, similar to LG G6. The update was delivered in two batches - the first batch fixed 28 flaws whereas the second one fixed 14 additional flaws. We could even see the Fingerprint Scanner at the back panel. Similarly, Google looks set to resist the movement towards dual camera setups, instead persevering with the single lens from previous year.
It's always worth keeping in mind that the images you just saw should still belong to the category of rumors and speculation. This device normally costs $79, which does suggest that Google is having difficulty in attracting consumers to its version of the virtual reality revolution. The Pixel 2 itself seems also to have stayed off pudding, as it's become no thicker than it was in 2016. Expect due coverage if or when that happens.