The mention of a Google Pixel 5a it seems so silly right now that you know that Google will announce the super-delayed Pixel 4a in a few days. However, here we are talking about Pixel 5a (probably) for 2021
First spotted by AOSP from 9to5Google, on a code page discussing VPN compatibility with Android Q, we have a comment from Google that lists all Google Pixel devices back through Pixel 2 and which versions of Android they have released. You will see Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and 3a and Pixel 4 there, all devices that are really launched. Where the fun comes in as the list goes on with references to Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a.
These are four devices that Google hasn’t announced or shipped yet, so yes, I’d say that’s a bit of news. Again, we know that the Pixel 4a is coming on August 3rd. We’ve seen references to the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, both of which may launch later this year with the Snapdragon 765 processor. Pixel 5a, well, that’s new.
We don’t get a bunch of details about the Pixel 5a here, just the suggestion that it will launch with Android R (Android 11). It really only tells us that it should arrive at some point in the first part of 2021 before Google can send Android S (Android 12).
Hey, new tracking pixel!
// AOSP | 9to5Google