Reaction to the first Google Pixel was very good, at least among those people who managed to get one - and Google has gone on the record to say a follow-up is due this year. So what do we know about the Pixel 2.0, and what can we speculate about?
You would expect Google's engineers to be getting better at this as they go along - the rumour is the original Pixel was pretty rushed - so we're eagerly looking forward to seeing what's in store. All the indications are it'll be the flagship Android phone to beat in 2017.
The story so far
The very first Pixel has only been with us since October 2016, but the way Google handled the Nexus range of phones might give us some clues about what the future holds.
From the Nexus One to the Nexus 6P, the flagship stock Android handsets were released in January 2010, December 2010, October 2011, November 2012, October 2013, November 2014 and September 2015, with the Pixel and Pixel XL then appearing in October 2016.
There's obviously a pattern there of an autumn release and it would be a surprise if the Pixels didn't follow that - even more of a surprise considering the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google's other rivals are locked into yearly release cycles at this stage.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are likely to be with us in October 2017 then, and Google may well stick with HTC as its uncredited hardware partner - that is if it still needs a hardware partner this time around.
If Google is relying less on someone else to make the phone, and bringing more of the hardware process in house, it may be able to launch the Pixel 2 even sooner.
How many Pixels will there be?
We've now used to Apple launching a smaller and every September, and it makes sense to cater to as wide a group of people as possible, with two different screen sizes and two different starting price points every year.
That was probably Google's thinking last October and there's no real reason why it would deviate from it in 2017. Both Pixels are pretty much identical, except for the screen size, screen resolution and battery capacity - unlike the iPhones, there's no variation in the camera configuration.
In fact we don't think there's going to be a third phone of any size, and we'd be very surprised if Google didn't stick to the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 in October. Don't forget Google already has a tablet, which may well get an update of its own at some point during 2017, so it has the larger screen covered.
Google Pixel 2: rumours and speculation
At the start of March, Google's senior Vice President of Hardware RIck Osterloh confirmed that a Pixel 2 is indeed on the way. He also said that the handset (or handsets) would be sticking to the premium end of the market, so if you were hoping that the Pixel 2017 would be cheaper than the pricey original you may well be disappointed.
Three codenames have leaked out too, suggesting there might be an XXL Pixel 2 in the works: "walleye" and "muskie" (apparently relating to the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL 2), as well as "taimen", said to be a larger phablet-sized device.
One other tip that's surfaced is that the next batch of Pixels will be waterproof, which is an upgrade that would make sense.
Apart from that, it's been quiet on the Pixel 2 rumour front so far - very quiet - so we can only assume Google runs a tight ship as far as smartphone leaks go. News of the original Pixel did trickle out a few months ahead of time, but there wasn't quite the same level of speculation as we're used to for the Apple iPhone.
If Google has a longer run up this time around then we can expect a handset that's even more polished and desirable - perhaps we'll get those optional extras like waterproofing and wireless charging that were missing from the 2016 Pixel phones.
No doubt we'll start to hear more about what the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have in store for us as the year progresses, but don't hold your breath for anything revolutionary - as Google Assistant shows, the biggest innovations may well be on the software side.
Google Pixel 2: what we're expecting
Speaking of software, you can bet that Google Assistant will be on board - and it should be even cleverer by the time October rolls around. On top of that, the newest Pixels will come sporting Android O, which is already available as a developer preview.
The Snapdragon 835 already looks set to be the go-to mobile CPU of choice during 2017, and it's a good bet that it's going to find its way into Google's Pixel phones too, bringing better performance alongside less drain on the battery.
Elsewhere there are likely to be minor improvements: the 4GB of RAM might get bumped to 6GB, and the smaller phone might get an upgrade to the 2,560 x 1,440 QHD resolution sported by the larger one, though it makes less of a difference on a 5-inch screen.
Much was made of the camera on board the Pixel and Pixel XL last year, and Google will probably want to focus on this again in 2017 - there might even be room for a dual-lens approach, to follow Apple's lead, and perhaps optical image stabilisation too.
Don't forget the virtual reality angle either. There might not be a new headset in 2017, but the new Pixels will definitely be built to be compatible with it, and any spec bumps will be made with VR in mind.