New Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro release date posed by Google Camera app update
Google may have confirmed that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will be arriving this autumn, but we are still none the wiser on a specific date. So far, Google's teasers and adverts have referred to multiple dates in September and October. While one date chimes with a launch date suggested by Jon Prosser, there have been no concrete hints that October 19 is when either the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro will arrive.
However, XDA's Mishaal Rahman has noticed a recent change in the Google Camera app that could relate to the Pixel 6 series' release date. According to Rahman, Google has remotely changed a flag in its camera app to '10-27-2021', albeit only for devices reporting as a Pixel 6 series handset.
Rahman adds that Google will prompt people to update its camera app after October 27, but only if they are using a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro. To that end, Rahman notes that no other Pixel smartphones contain this release date string within their Google Camera apps.
We should stress that this is not definitive proof that Google will release these devices on October 27. Nonetheless, Rahman considers an October 19 launch and an October 27 release 'plausible'. If Google has included this string within its camera app, an October 27 release date could also apply globally.