Google Pixel 2 ‘Taimen’ pops up on Geekbench running Android O

Google Pixel 2 Concept

Google’s widely believed to be working on 3 Pixel flagships codenamed Walleye, Muskie, and Taimen right now. The third one got spotted on Geekbench recently, scoring 1804 in its single-core test and 6248 in its multi-core evaluation.

The Google Taimen AKA Pixel 2 XXL which has purportedly gotten tested on the benchmarking site is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor. An earlier leak had indicated that the device would run on a Snapdragon 835 SoC, making it the most likely candidate for the offering’s mystery chipset.

It appears the Taimen is set to pack 4GB of RAM, same as the original Pixels from yesteryear. It may also run on Android O, the successor to Android 7.0 Nougat. The former is currently in the first developer preview phase and will probably come out later this year.

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The Pixel and Pixel XL both ran on Nougat when the two came out, so it makes sense that Taimen will run on Google’s latest OS. Unfortunately, little else can be gleaned from the Geekbench sighting. There’s no way to verify the listing’s authenticity as of now.

We’ll have to wait and see what future leaks bring to the table in order to piece together what Google has planned. One thing that can be taken as an almost certainty is that Taimen is bigger than the other two. The codename refers to a massive fish, leading some to predict that it’ll be a sequel to the 6-inch Nexus 6 or an all-new Pixel tablet.