Is Google following the footsteps of Apple in ditching the universal 3.5mm headphone jack on its latest smartphones? Sadly, the answer is yes according to an integral Google document, which also asserts that the Mountain View giant could instead be including a single USB Type-C port for charging and audio purposes on the upcoming Pixel 2. 

On Monday, 9To5Google reported about getting its hands on an integral document from from Google that mentions details about the next flagship smartphone offering of the technology company. The document specifically indicates that the jack is not part of the features of the Pixel’s successor. 

If true, it’s clear that Google changed its mind about keeping the legacy of the universal jack. When the company introduced its first Pixel-branded phones, it proudly stated that the jack has become a key feature considering that Apple did not equip its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets with the well established audio port.

Presumably, Google is ditching the audio jack for a single USB Type-C port that would serve the dual purpose of charging the battery and facilitating wired audio experience. The Pixel 2 would then work just like the current iPhones in this department, as pointed out by Android Central

The only silver lining for consumers who want a Pixel 2 device with a headphone jack is 9To5Google itself acknowledged that this integral document came only from a single source. No one has confirmed this bit yet. Until Google says so, fans can still be hopeful and pray for a flagship phone with the universal audio jack. 

Early this month, Google senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh announced that the Pixel 2 is coming this year. “There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it. You can count on a successor this year, even if you don’t hear a date from me now,” Osterloh said. 

A sketchy rumor is claiming the upcoming Pixel 2 will not have a headphone jack.