That’s when Google Pixel 5a started teasing what was expected to be Google Pixel 4A on August 3rd. Now, we are already getting hints on what Google is going to come up with next week in the Android Open Source program. The upcoming 2020 Pixel 4A5G and Pixel 5 will take another look, but next year’s Pixel 5A will also be mentioned.
9to5 One concept in the AOSP code change originally discovered by Google refers to Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, and Pixel 5a. The first is very surprising to us because it is so leaked in detail, the next two are not surprising because this is the third time we have seen their names. However, this is the first time we have heard of Pixel 5A, and it is even before Pixel 4A was launched.
Google Pixel 5a
It should come as no surprise that Google is already setting its sights on things to come next year. Companies have generally planned product project maps many years in advance, and with the success of the intermediate pixel line, the very affordable Pixel 5A is inevitable.
In terms of concept and context code, the Pixel 5A will be introduced with Android 11 next fall rather than Android 12. Also, it looks like the Pixel 4A5G will not start with the Pixel 4A next week, as the comment mentioned is that it has the first API Level 30, which means it will run the more stable Android 11 release out of the box. More thirsty information is not yet available as to what hardware the Pixel 5A will run on.
One last thing to note is that Google is preparing to drop support for Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were re-announced in 2017 with Android 8.0 Orio. Both devices will receive official updates for Android 11, but Android 11 will be the final OS update for both devices. Google promises 3 years of Android OS and security connectivity updates for every Pixel device, so this news is not surprising. We hope there will be a long-term support period for future Pixel phones as Google continues its work in limiting Android