Sep 21, 2020 | Updated: 11:04 PM EDT

Google Pixel 2 Rumored To Follow Apple's Move & Ditch The 3.5mm Audio Jack

Mar 17, 2017 05:01 AM EDT


Ever since the first Pixel device from Google was announced, the smartphone industry was booming with high hopes that it would be one of a kind, especially since it was the first device to be manufactured by the Mountain View giants. While it has only been about four months since the Google Pixel and Pixel XL were released, the rumor mills have already picked up promising signs for its successor that's expected this year.

Google Pixel 2, or so it'll be called, is reportedly one of Google's primary projects according to a lot of smartphone analysts, which is also the result of stable sales for the first Pixel device. Reports from a dedicated Google site 9to5Google mention that Google will actually be done with the 3.5 mm audio jack that ironically was mocked,  by Google themselves during the Pixel launch event.

The trend that began in 2016 was termed 'courageous' by their competitors Apple. Such a decision inspired a lot of Android device manufacturers like Moto for example and now Google also wants to follow suit with the removal of the same for the Pixel 2 smartphone. That said, not a lot of smartphone users are comfortable with wireless devices to suit their audio needs.

Meanwhile, Pocket-lint in their report explains how the removal of an audio jack that continued to exist even at the turn of the century might affect a lot of Google's target base. There will be a fair share of backlash from the community about the removal of the 3.5mm jack. The same might also pave way for added benefits like a possibly higher capacity battery or any other sensor inclusions etc.

While Apple carefully took care of their customers touting for audio needs, there are currently no rumors about Google bringing out their own audio devices to match market demands. Among other changes, Pixel 2 is currently being tested with a variety of processing chips mostly from Qualcomm and Intel.


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