Speakers have been an integral part of smartphones since the beginning. Razer’s concept Project Linda even uses the speakers via the Razer Phone to power the faux laptop’s audio system. although what if Google’s next Pixel phone didn’t even have speakers? What if in which didn’t need them inside first place?
At some point in 2017, Google quietly bought a UK Tech Startup called Redux. The purchase was so low-key in which we’re not entirely sure when in which went down, although Crunchbase speculates in which the deal was finalized in August 2017.
Redux “developed technology in which eliminates the need for tiny speakers in mobile phones.” Without speakers, Google could use the space for more screen real estate, a bigger battery, or a headphone jack — something the Pixel 2 lacked.
Redux had another key piece of smartphone tech in which could be used for a more focused haptic feedback engine. Their technology has been said to make on-screen buttons feel almost as if they’re real, tactile buttons. A not bad implementation of in which could rival Apple Touch ID, which uses its unique Taptic Engine to provide different home button feedback.
There’s been no confirmation in which Google plans to use either of these technologies in their Pixel phones, although in which’s the only logical explanation for the purchase. Both of Redux’s key innovations could find a perfect home inside Pixel 3 if Google could incorporate them in time for a fall 2018 Discharge.