Pixel 5 exists and getting ready for launch soon , Android Open source project code confirms the same

Earlier this week, the first renders of what might be the Google Pixel 5 was rendered . While the jury is still out on the design choices made by Google, Everyone knows  for sure that there will be a Pixel 5.

However, a new leak has now confirmed the existence of Pixel 5. A new comment was made on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that mentions “Pixel 5”. The comment referenced a device codenamed “bramble” running on Linux kernel 4.19. We have seen rumors in the past referencing codenames  “redfin”, “sunfish”, and bramble” which are all Google’s upcoming Pixel devices.

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Having bounds sanitizer, which is a part of UBSan, turned on for sources under arch/x86/kernel/apic/ produces unbootable cuttlefish image. I didn’t try to narrow it down to specific .c files. Bounds sanitizer in arch/arm64/kernel/cpufeature.c makes image unbootable for Pixel 4 at 4.14 kernel. I didn’t have a chance to test it on Pixel 5 with 4.19, and preemptively disabling UBSan there now to ensure bootability.

Google is also working on a mid-range Pixel 4a which will be powered by Snapdragon 730. Apart from that, there will also be a Pixel device running on Snapdragon 765 SoC. Google is rumored to announce mid-range Pixel devices soon and will be launching the flagship Pixel 5 series in October of 2020.

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