Google has started mass production for its upcoming Pixel 2 series of devices, which it claims will be “the world’s most advanced digital printer.”
The company, however, declined to give any details about the devices’ specifications, pricing, or availability, instead suggesting that the devices will ship in June.
“We have built an advanced ink cartridge for our Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Plus,” Google said.
“Now we need you to make sure it is in every single one of our stores in June.”
Google’s Pixel 2 devices have the same physical dimensions and manufacturing capabilities as its larger Pixel line, but the new Pixel 2XL will feature a curved glass screen with an OLED panel.
The Pixel 2s will be the first phones to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, which has been under development since 2017, and the company said that the Snapdragon 840 SoC will replace the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 in the Pixel 2 lineup.
Google’s announcement came as part of its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday.
The company also announced that it has purchased a third-party ink supplier, inkjet maker Microfiber Ink.
The news came as Google was facing mounting criticism from consumers for its failure to provide sufficient ink cartridges, and even for charging for cartridges that the company didn’t require to ship its devices.
“I am happy to announce we have purchased Microfibers Ink for the Pixel Series,” Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said at the call.
“Our customers love the color, the comfort, and quality of MicrofIBers ink.
We will continue to work closely with them and bring innovative and affordable ink to the Pixel series.”
Google also announced new Pixel features, including the Pixel Launcher, which lets users search for content by title, price, and description.
The device also comes with a new Pixel Music app, which is meant to help users find music on YouTube and other platforms.
Google also made a number of other announcements on Tuesday, including its plans to expand its partnership with Apple and bring its Pixel line to Android devices, and it unveiled the first-ever Google Play Music subscription service, which allows users to stream music from the Google Play Store to their smart TV and smartphone.