The Google Pixel 2 is going to be one of the final big flagship smartphone releases of the fall, expected after the iPhone 8 launch. All summer long, we have been referring to the device as the Google Pixel 2 but there hasn’t been any actual confirmation that will be the name of the device. However, it appears that name may have been inadvertently confirmed by a Google contractor.

Google Pixel 2 Support Expert
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A job posting has popped up on LinkedIn which claims to be searching for a Google Pixel 2 Support Expert. If you’re looking for some work, you can check it out for yourself here. Wondering if you make the cut? Here are some the details about the Google Pixel 2 Support Expert role:

  • Based at Google in San Jose
  • $15/hr – hopefully you have roommates in San Jose
  • 1 year contract – maybe another 1 year contract after as a Pixel 3 support expert?
  • Passion for Google products and customers
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Call center experience not necessary
  • Own an Android device
  • Active user of Google services (GMail, Drive, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills

Of course, the story here isn’t about the job. The Google Pixel 2 Support Expert posting has confirmed the name and the existence of the upcoming flagship from Google. Also, this job posting would suggest that a release is imminent. No sense in hiring a support expert for a device that isn’t coming out soon.

There are a few changes rumored to be coming to the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. HTC is reportedly working on the Google Pixel 2 while LG is working on the Google PIxel 2 XL. This means we should see a lot of design elements from those companies incorporated into Google’s devices.

The Google Pixel 2 is apparently going to have a squeezable frame, similar to what we see on the HTC U11. The Pixel 2 XL will be much more like the LG V30 with a bezel-less display that stretches from edge to edge.

As for specs; that’s a hard one to pin down. Plenty of rumors were suggesting that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would carry a Snapdrago 836 but new reporting indicates that chipset may not even exist. Will Google move ahead with the Snapdragon 835 like other flagships this fall or look elsewhere?

It should come as no surprise that this Google Pixel 2 Support Expert job posting doesn’t reveal any specifics about the device other than its name. There’s not much to glean about the actual Google flagship device from the posting. Still, if the positions are being filled then we can feel confident that Google will be ready to launch in time for October 5th; their rumored launch date.

I’m not sure about the benefits that Google contractors get. Hopefully, at the very least, they set up their support staff with a free device. I mean, the best support staff should use the device they’re actually supporting, right? With a rumored price tag of nearly $1000 for the fully-loaded Pixel 2 XL; getting a free device as a Google contractor might be a nice work perk.

The Google Pixel 2 Support Expert position is open and ready to be filled. That can only mean that the device is right around the corner. With the Galaxy Note 8 now revealed and the iPhone 8 coming next week; Google can’t afford to wait much longer to get their hot new device in front of the public.

A good job opening for one of this year’s hottest devices… You could apply for the job or just wait the smartphone. Either way, it’s clear that Google has something up their sleeve for this fall.