Google Pixel 4 will reportedly arrive in India alongside Google Pixel 4XL in October this year while the Pixel 3a is expected to launch with Google Pixel 3a XL really soon.
After finding its first mention in the Android Open Source Project (ASOP), Google Pixel 4 has now again been spotted in the ASOP but this time it has been found alongside its upcoming sibling Google Pixel 3a.
Last time, it was referred in a comment in ASOP while this time moniker Pixel 4 has been found mentioned under the title “Disable Driver Preloading.”
Both the announced devices were also spotted in a commit message which said, “ANGLE requires that driver preloading is disabled. This has been done for Pixel 2 and 3 and needs to be done for 3a and 4 also.”
In the commit, ANGLE is referred to “Almost Native Graphics Layer Engine” which is developed by Google to make graphics code compatible between various smartphones. Unfortunately, the message does not reveal any detail about the smartphones, although it hints that there are certain changes that need to be made in the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 to make them adjustable in Google’s internal Android code.
Further, it re-confirms that the devices are in the hands of developers. To recall, last time the leak had suggested the same and the latest leak has more or less given us confirmation that the devices are under testing process and few changes are meant to be done in their software system.
The Pixel 4 is expected to launch alongside its larger sibling Pixel 4XL while the Pixel 3a is also rumoured to get a sibling called Pixel 3a XL. The former ones are highly anticipated to launch later this year (maybe in October) but the latter ones may arrive as soon as this summer in the market.
The Pixel 4 is rumoured to get dual-SIM support and Android’s next major software update- Android Q. Pixel 3a earlier codenamed “Bonito”, on the other hand, is expected to arrive with Android 9.0 Pie and a 5.6-inch display whereas its bigger sibling, Pixel 3a XL codenamed “Sargo” may come with slightly larger 6-inch display.