Google’s love for aquatic animals to be continuing for yet another device. A new Google device has surfaced with codename ‘Taimen’, which is again inspired by a fish. All the Nexus and Pixel devices launched till date had these codenames that were taken from one or the other aquatic animal.
Earlier this week, Android Police had reported two codenames – Walleye and Muskie – which they believe to be the next generation Pixel phones due to be released later this year. It says that the former codename will be for the smaller Google Pixel phone, while the latter will be for the larger Pixel XL. They were spotted in the Android Open Source Program Gerrit.
Now, DroidLife has reported that there can be a third device that Google will be launching this year and it has been codenamed ‘taimen’. It will reportedly have a bigger display than both ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’.
The publication also noted that ‘taimen’ is an entirely different project than the ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’ which will be the successors to the current Pixel phone series. If ‘taimen’ is a whole new product and the information that it will house a significantly larger display, then there are chances that we are talking about a tablet.
With all the rumours around Nexus 7 tablet launching this year, this could be the device we have been talking about all along. But what we still don’t know if whether Google is in a mood of reviving the Nexus brand or would launch the 7-inch tablet under its newer Pixel branding. We shall find out sometime later this year.
The ‘taimen’ codename seems legit along with ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’ considering the codenames that Google has given its devices in the past. For example, the Nexus 5 was codenamed ‘hammerhead’, Nexus 6 was called ‘shamu’, Nexus 6P was named ‘angler’ and many more, which are all the names of aquatic animals.