Smartphone’s prototype is a great way of getting a glimpse at how phones of the future might look like. We know how the Google Pixel 2 looks like right now, but in an interview, Ivy Ross has revealed some early iterations of the Pixel 2 and other recent devices. It is also pretty interesting to see this inside information that is rarely shared with the public.
The company has shared a collection of images showcasing prototype designs for some of its major 2017 products, including the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Daydream View, and line of Google Home smart speakers. One of the images is that of the second generation Pixel. The image shows the evolution of the Pixel 2 XL in Black and White. The images show 8 variants which even convey early molds of the smartphone and doesn’t have electronics inside. The prototype image even shows how the Google “G” logo went through changes.
In the interview, Ivy said that her job is to “lead a team that creates how a Google product… looks, feels and acts when you hold it in your hand,” and she believes that the most important design principle for Google’s hardware is “human,” or “friendly, emotionally-appealing and easy to fit into your life and your home.”
As for the Pixelbook, the cover of the Pixelbook always had the two-tone look just like the Pixel and the Pixel 2. The keyboard and trackpad layout looks like it didn’t change much in the prototype image and the final product.
On the other hand, the Daydream View appears to have many changes and preparations before the official launch. The image shows early sketches of the Daydream View. The image also shows a meeting between a small group of people discussing on the fabric for the product. The prototype products don’t look much different from the now-available versions. There are some sketches of the Daydream included on a whiteboard too.