Thursday March 16, 2017

Google May Have Third, Larger Phone in the Works under Codename "Taimen"

Good news for current or prospective Pixel owners who still think the XL is too small: Google is reportedly releasing a third phone in their lineup this year that will be even larger than the standard Pixel’s bigger brother. While details are light, this third device, codenamed "Taimen," is most definitely a phoneآ—so those of you who are wishing for another Pixel laptop should not get their hopes up.

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As for the name "taimen," this is yet another fish or aquatic animal, just like the others and like almost all Google products that have arrived over the past 6 or 7 years that we’ve been keeping track of. It is a large, large fish in the trout/salmon family. The size is noteworthy (like "shamu" was) because one source tells us that the phone will have a bigger screen than "muskie" and "walleye." What does that mean? How big? We were told that "taimen" is a phone, specifically, so I’m not sure that we should jump to the idea of it being a tablet or hybrid notebook-like device.

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