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Google Pixel 3 gets mentioned in AOSP commit

06 April 2018 3

The first news about the Google Pixel 3 is upon us and comes from an AOSP commit. This is definitely done by accident but nevertheless, gives us a good indication that the company will continue to launch its Pixel lineup of devices. Well, this would certainly be around six months from now, nevertheless, it’s still the very first mention of the upcoming Google Pixel smartphone.


The report of this comes from XDA-Developers which claims that a new AOSP commit mentions the upcoming Google smartphone. The commit, “Cherrypick” contains a description which mentions the Google Pixel 3.

This change added the config because the HAL V_1_2 only supports Pixel 3, and the new Auto Selection Network UI is based on HAL V_1_2. So we set the flag to decide which Auto Selection Network UI should be used based in the device type.

If you look closely, you’ll notice the existence of “HAL” which stands for Hardware Abstraction Layer. In simple terms, it helps connect the software (Android OS) with the hardware. This suggests a new type of bond between software and radio, a type which will allow Wi-Fi networks to scan continuously rather than having to refresh it and wait. It’s quite obvious that Google didn’t mean to make this public.

Who knows, once Google actually releases the full source code for Android P, we may learn a lot more about the so-called Google Pixel 3. Did you find this interesting? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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