Mention a Google Pixel 5a at the moment it seems silly to know that Google will announce the extremely delayed Pixel 4a in a few days. Here we are, though, talking about Pixel 5a (probably) for 2021because Google acknowledged its existence.
First noticed in AOSP’s 9to5Google, on a page of code discussing VPN compatibility with Android Q, we have a comment from a Googler that lists all Google Pixel devices back through Pixel 2 and which versions of Android they launched . You’ll find Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and 3a, and Pixel 4 there, all devices actually launched. Where fun comes in is the list goes on with references to Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5a.
Those are the four devices that Google has not yet announced or shipped, so yes, I would say that’s pretty news. Again, we know that the Pixel 4a will arrive on August 3. We’ve seen references to the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, both of which could launch later this year on a Snapdragon 765 processor. The Pixel 5a, well, before that. .
We are not getting a bunch of details about a Pixel 5a here, just the suggestion that it will launch on Android R (Android 11). That alone tells us that it should arrive at some point in early 2021, before Google can ship Android S (Android 12).
Hey, a new Pixel to keep track of!
// AOSP | 9to5Google