Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

Alleged Pixel 3 XL Prototype Photos Show Notch, Dual Front Cameras, Chin

If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL Android phone, know that you can do many things with it like remap or customize according to your preference or activity on the Android platform.

Active Edge first showed up on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

On the right side of the device, the photos show that volume and power buttons are positioned similarly to the Google Pixel 2 XL.

The Pixel 2 Active Edge can be remapped. The feature is good that other OEMs also want the same for their phones. Of course, we won't forget the HTC U11's Edge Sense which actually came out first. These are the alleged codenames for the Pixel 3 smartphones.

We featured "Lawnchair Launcher" previous year when it first hit the scene, and since then it has matured a lot. After some digging in the SystemUIGoogle.APK file, the words "Crosshatch" and "Blueline" were found under the Active Edge section. It's not as customizable.

Alleged Pixel 3 XL Prototype Photos Show Notch, Dual Front Cameras, Chin
Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

The Google Pixel 3 leaks are ramping up, and this time we're getting to check out some real life photos of Google's upcoming flagship device.

Google has the habit of taking away features without warning. The interface has been continually cleaned up with more new features and, most importantly, the app launched in the Play Store. It was a feature last seen on Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 until the company made a decision to drop the feature for the Nexus 6P and 5X.

When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, Google took a dig at the company a month later when it unveiled its original Pixel services. It would have been easier to guess the presence of the Active Edge if HTC is working on it.

If Google is to do the same, at least for the Pixel 3 XL as this leak would appear to confirm, then we can expect there to be plenty of push back.

The additional features that are seen in the code also include references for the wireless chargers and docks.

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