- The code comments section on AOSP has for the first time revealed the existence of Google Pixel 5, the company’s flagship phone which will break cover only by fall 2020.
- Rumors have previously talked about Google unveiling a 5G toting Pixel mid-ranger, known as the Pixel 4a, by the end of Spring.
- Google is scheduled to host the annual I/O developer conference between May 12-14.
Giving rise to speculation pretty early in the day, the Google Pixel 5 has already made its way to the leaks. The smartphone has received a mention on the Android Open Source Project or AOSP.
What this does is merely confirm that the next Pixel flagship will be certainly known as Pixel 5, which is not particularly groundbreaking news. This also tells us that Google is already in development of the Pixel 5, leaving no stone unturned to make its launch later this year a success.
The revelation was made by a developer in reference to a code change, mentioning that the said code had only been tested on the Pixel 4 and not the Pixel 5. The line “I didn’t have a chance to test it on Pixel 5 with 4.19” is pretty much all the confirmation we needed.
It was previously rumored that Google had a mid-range 5G Pixel phone in the works for this year, potentially known as the Pixel 4a. While we’re yet to get any confirmation on that front, it’s interesting that we’re already getting to learn about the fall flagship.
Google usually waits until its annual I/O developer conference to provide details on upcoming devices or the latest Android version launching during the fall. This year, the event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA from May 12 – 14.