The Pixel 5a is already getting a mention in Android’s source code

The Pixel 5a is already getting a point out in Android’s supply code

Google Pixel 3a

The 2019 Google Pixel 3a.
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Whereas we eagerly await the arrival of the Pixel 4a – rumored to be arriving on Monday, August 3 – the Pixel 5a follow-up is already getting a point out contained in the Android Open Supply Mission (AOSP) that Google’s cellular OS is constructed on.

As noticed by 9to5Google, code added to the AOSP mentions the Pixel 5a, the primary trace we have had that Google is certainly going to proceed its mid-range cellphone collection in 2021 – although we would not take it as outright affirmation simply but.

That the Pixel 5a is being talked about earlier than the Pixel 4a has even appeared signifies simply how late the latter cellphone is arriving. It is 15 months because the spectacular Pixel 3a made its debut on the Google IO 2019 occasion.

In fact there have been extenuating circumstances this 12 months that make the delay within the Pixel 4a launch very comprehensible. As for what affect that is all going to have on the discharge date for the Pixel 5a, it is nonetheless far too early to inform.

Pixel good?

The Pixel 5a code point out does not inform us something of observe in regards to the cellphone, besides that it is in improvement and that it will arrive with Android 11 on board – that implies a launch about this time subsequent 12 months, earlier than Android 12 is formally out.

The AOSP replace additionally mentions two different telephones we have been listening to about not too long ago: the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. Each these handsets may break cowl later within the 12 months, round October time, however nothing is definite at this stage.

We is perhaps mistaken, however we’re solely anticipating one Pixel 4a to indicate up subsequent week. The 5G variant that’s been rumored is extra prone to arrive in a number of months’ time, and could also be extra just like the Pixel 5 than the Pixel 4a by way of specs (if not within the design).

All must be revealed within the remaining months of 2020, however contemplating how effectively acquired the Pixel 3a was and the way interesting the Pixel 4a could potentially be, we’re happy to listen to {that a} Pixel 5a is on the roadmap for Google’s smartphone launches subsequent 12 months.

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