Google Pixel 4 development accidentally confirmed
An AOSP commit message has been spotted by 9To5Google that has confirmed the existence and likely testing of the Google Pixel 4. Unsurprisingly, there has already been a number of leaks in regard to this potential flagship smartphone: From regular and XL versions sporting a punch-hole dual selfie camera setup to eSIM support – the rumors are starting to spread.
However, this latest tidbit of news comes courtesy of a Google employee, who was bemoaning the fact that he did not have access to a Google Pixel 4 device. In an exchange about a KASAN (KernelAddressSanitizer) bug fix, this comment was made:
The plan was to first deploy this on Pixel 3 and make sure that everything actually works. Then move on to Pixel 4 and so on. If I had a Pixel 4 device, I probably wouldn't have bothered with 4.9 in the first place.
This was later followed by some further discussion about KASAN, with another mention of the upcoming Google smartphone appearing: “or 4.14 if I happen to get a Pixel 4.” So although the person in question doesn’t have their hands on a Google Pixel 4, it can be deduced that some developer somewhere is currently testing the successor to last year’s Pixel.