Mention of ea Google Pixel 5a at the moment it seems so stupid knowing that Google will announce Pixel 4a too late within a few days. However, we are talking Pixel 5a (most likely) for 2021because Google has acknowledged its existence.
First seen in AOSP by 9to5Google, on a code page discussing a VPN compatibility with Android Q, we have a comment from a Googler that lists all Google Pixel devices back through Pixel 2 and with which versions of Android they launched. You will see Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and 3a, and Pixel 4 there, all the devices that have really launched. Where the fun appears is as the list goes on with references to Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a.
There are four devices that Google has not yet announced or sent, so yes, I would say that is a bit of news. Again, we know Pixel 4a is coming on August 3rd. We’ve seen references to the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, both of which could launch later this year with a Snapdragon 765 processor. The Pixel 5a, then, is new.
We are not getting a lot of details about a Pixel 5a here, just the suggestion that it will launch with Android R (Android 11). This is really just telling us that it should reach a point in the first half of 2021, before Google can ship Android S (Android 12).
Hey, a new Pixel to follow!
// AOSP | 9to5Google