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Google’s Pixel 3: How do you like them Apples?

Google’s new Pixel and the old Nexus are the devices that showcase the company’s latest Android iteration and features.

They are both very different, but they share one key feature thus far.

In the past, the hardware was designed by an established partner such as HTC, Samsung, and most recently LG and Huawei.

Sources now claim that Google is handling the entire design and manufacturing process in-house, more like Apple does.

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According to a new report from Bloomberg, Google is in talks with iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, a Chinese phone assembly factory, for its upcoming Pixel 3 series of smartphones.

Currently, and after Google acquired HTC’s team of engineers back in January for $1.1bn along with some of the company’s intellectual property, according to GSMarena, hardware design and software is being done in-house.

This would mark the first time Google has made a phone that is truly its own.

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Bloomberg’s report also offers some details on the Pixel 3 series, saying there’ll be at least two models: Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

The larger variant will feature an edge-to-edge display which has been the recent trend, except for a chin at the bottom and a notch at the top.

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL introduced screen protectors (left) and schematics based on them (right).

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The report further adds that Google is aiming to completely remove bezels in future Pixel models.

The smaller model won’t feature a notch or even an edge-to-edge screen, making it broadly similar to the current Pixel 2.

While both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will come with a single rear camera, the latter will feature dual front shooters, the report notes.

The launch of these new models is in August or September 2018, according to Forbes.