First encounter of the Google Pixel 3 happens in Android P code

Pixel 3 name confirmed

We’re barely six months past the launch of the Pixel 2 and there are already murmurs of a Pixel 3. Such is the frantic pace of the tech industry that smartphones get old in six months after they are launched. The new information regarding the Pixel 3 is obtained by deep diving coders of AOSP. More specifically, the new commits of Android P that have been recently issued by Google.

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The Google Pixel 2 shipped with spanking new Android Oreo. Needless to say, Pixel 3 will be the among the first devices to ship with Android P. The information unearthed by XDA is a rare occurrence and doesn’t have any massive implications. There is simply mention of the “Google Pixel 3”. Most of the work on Android P development happens internally at Google. Hence, it is hard for such info to go loose but it does happen sometimes.

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Without getting into much technical jargon, the Pixel 3 is mentioned in the AOSP commit called “Cherrypick”. Essentially, this finding does nothing more than to prove the existence of a Pixel 2 sequel. If you are into coding and require more info, XDA has a detailed description of the AOSP commit.

Google has still not released the full source code on Android P, so there’s still a lot of info waiting to be discovered. However, there are a good six months before we actually see a Google Pixel 3. Until then, we’ll have leaks like these to keep us going.

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Google recently said they would introduce a mid-range Pixel device for the Indian public. This is a pretty big announcement since the Pixel is now only a premium-quality line. A mid-range Pixel would mark Google’ return to its previous Nexus ideology of budget Google smartphones.

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