I mention a Google Pixel 5a at the moment it seems so silly when you know that Google will announce the very delayed Pixel 4a in a few days. Here, we are still, talking about Pixel 5a (most likely) for 2021because Google has acknowledged its existence.
First spotted by AOSP from 9to5Google, on a code page discussing VPN compatibility with Android Q, we have a comment from Googler listing all the Google Pixel devices back through the Pixel 2 and what versions of Android we launched with them. You should see the Pixel 2, the Pixel 3 and 3a, and the Pixel 4 there, all the devices we actually launched. Where the fun seems is as the list goes on with references to the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a.
That’s four devices that Google hasn’t announced yet or not yet sent, so yeah, let’s just say this is a little news. Again, we know that Pixel 4a is coming up on August 3rd. We’ve seen references to the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5, both of which could launch later this year with a Snapdragon 765 processor. The Pixel 5a, well, that’s new.
We don’t have a number of details about Pixel 5a here, just the suggestion that it will launch with Android R (Android 11). That’s really just telling us that it should arrive at some point in the first part of 2021, before Google can send Android S (Android 12).
Hey, a new pixel for the track!
// AOSP | 9to5Google