Google hints at unveiling of two new smartphones on Oct. 4

Tech giant Google released new video on prime time TV Monday, and also a 30-second spot on YouTube, hinting at the forthcoming announcement of the company’s two new smartphones next month.

According to the indications from the video and the YouTube spot, the two new Google handsets – likely to be dubbed the Pixel X and Pixel XL – will be officially announced by the company at a media event scheduled to be held on October 4 in San Francisco.

Based on Google’s evident hints about its forthcoming handsets, several reports have revealed that both the new Google handsets are manufactured by HTC; and will apparently run a custom version of the company’s latest Android OS version --- Android 7.0 ‘Nougat.’

The Pixel X handset will likely be a 5-inch handset; while the Pixel XL will be its bigger 5.5-inch counterpart.

With Google having changed the branding of its new smartphones from ‘Nexus’ to ‘Pixel,’ Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said: “Google’s goal with Nexus, or now Pixel phones, is the same as always: an alternative to Samsung smartphones in the high end which can really show off Android and Google’s ecosystem.”