If you’ve been hoping against the hope that Google will release the Pixel 5 XL along with the Pixel 5 this fall, think about your hopes. And it was Google that struck the final blow.
Google has not announced anything official about its Pixel 5 plans, of course. Instead, it allows your software to be updated in speech. And an update to the Camera app included in the latest beta version of Android 11, upcoming Pixel phones that will be able to launch the updated software – the Pixel 5 XL is not on the list.
Recognize 9to5Google with this digging detective work in the Google Camera 7.5 update to see what̵
Despite cases where the Pixel 5 XL appears on the surface, rumors have been circulating for some time that Google is placing its larger Pixel on the cutting unit. Instead, the latest announcement suggests that it will be a 5G version of the Pixel 4a, which joins the Pixel 5 later this fall. (Of course, for this scenario to happen, we must first see Pixel 4a, and this auditory start continues to be pushed back.)
The Camera 7.5 update also includes tips for new features that will come to Pixel phones, including upcoming versions of Google. The update features Blur Motion mode, which will join other camera modes such as Night Sight and Portrait. Motion Blur sounds as if you can focus on a specific topic, even if you are moving – think of photos of sports and other activities in which the person you are shooting is not completely still.
The audio zoom feature in the Camera 7.5 update sounds like it will be able to direct the microphone of the phones when shooting video to the home of whomever you have magnified. Other features discovered by 9to5Google include an adjustable camera flash and the ability to share videos more easily. This latest feature extends the capabilities that already exist with still images, where you can tap the shape button in the viewfinder to share your latest shot on various social media sites and services. The Camera 7.5 update lists 25 such services that will be able to share video quickly.
The Google Pixel 4a was introduced on August 3, which means we should be just days away from unveiling Google’s next big phone. The expectant Pixel 5 will probably have to last until the fall.