While waiting for Google to announce its new 2020 pixel lineup, 9to5 Google has found some interesting details from a leaked Android document.It is understood that the document implies that Google is developing Android versions for pixel 5a, new pixel folding screen machines, and other first-party dual devices.In addition to the published pixel 4A / pixel 4A 5g and the unpublished pixel 5 / pixel 5A (code name or barbette), we have also seen three novel codes, raven, oriole and passport.
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In general, Google will use the code name of fish in AOSP source code, but these new devices are somewhat against the tradition.
As these three products are marked to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021, foreign media speculate that Raven and oriole may refer to the future pixel 6 model, and passport may refer to a new folding screen machine.
In fact, CNET had already disclosed that Google was developing a pixel folding screen smart phone as early as 2019. However, Mario Queiroz, who was in charge of pixel at that time, only made it clear that the company was engaged in the long-term design of a certain technical prototype, and did not think that the market was mature.
Google pixel 4A map
The document also mentions that pixel 4a (5g) and pixel 5 will be released in October, which is in line with the "autumn" schedule announced by Google.
And pixel 5a, which was recently named and exposed for the first time by the AOSP project, is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2021 (the entry-level device to be released in the middle of the year).
It should be noted that although the internal document does reveal the future plan of pixel, its main purpose is to guide the development of Android mobile operating system.
As for whether Google's hardware team can keep up with it, it remains to be seen - for example, a device code named Muskie appears in the document, which is the pixel 2 XL prototype that has been cut off.