Pixel 3 name leaked by Google

Pixel 3 name leaked by Google
Guess what? The next version of Google's high end handset line is going to be named (better sit down for this) the Google Pixel 3. Okay, that is obviously not shocking and we're sure that in the U.K., where you can bet on almost anything, the Pixel 3 is the heavy favorite to be the name of the sequel to the Pixel 2, which in turn was the sequel to the OG Pixel. And we'd also bet that the Pixel 3 will be accompanied by the larger, premium Pixel 3 XL.

Actually, the leak that gives away the Pixel 3 name comes from Google itself. Found in a commit on its Android Open Source Project website titled "Cherrypick 'Add device config to decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use'," is a sentence that gives away the name of the upcoming 2018 series. It reads, "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."

Besides the mention of a Pixel 3, it is interesting that the HAL V_1_2 seems to be exclusive to the next Pixel model. HAL (Hardware Abstraction Level) refers to Project Treble. The latter helps separate the high-level Android OS framework from low-level hardware code. This makes it easier and faster to push out new builds of Android since the low-level hardware code does not have to be repeated in an update.

So now you know, as if there were any doubt, that we should see the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL greet the light of day some time later this year.

source: AOSP via XDA



1. gamehead unregistered

Can it be called a leak then?

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

More like revealed.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Will it have a notch? That, detective, is the right question. Program terminated...

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you like to troll, because a notch would ruin Daydream or VR in general (Cardboard). Not to mention apps need to change. Well unless they change the OS to make the screen officially start where all the pixels go across, or just below the notch cutout. Then use the few pixels on either side for time, battery, and wireless status.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Notch is not the problem for Daydream or VR, you would just have a smaller screen. But let us all just hope it's notch gonna happen.

8. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

you know Android P includes notch support right? like it's one of the "features" Google has touted in this upcoming update

12. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Cant agree more!!!!!!!!!!!

13. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

As I think more, Pixel 3 might not have, so as to avoid being called a copycat. As for Notch support in Android P, It must be a move that will help Chinese Manufacturers release cheaper alternatives to the X(and its successors), there by making the generic smart phone users prefer these in comparison to Apple. Woah!!!!!

3. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Blimey. Is the one after that going to be called the Google Pixel 4?

5. lamzaza

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Nooo skip 3 go to Galaxy Pixel just like the Nexus line.


Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Like that would be of any help regarding numerous issues that plagued Nexus and Pixel devices ever since

10. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

The notch is strong with you Android P....

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They just should decide between glass of metal. The divided back is awful. Also ugly.

14. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

how about camera? 40 mp??

15. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Haha wish but Google does not need such a massive mp camera. I do hope for at least more than the usual 12.4 though.

16. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Hope it has 2 notches... but seriously been Apple for years, really considered Pixel 2 XL. Maybe the 3 will persuade me.

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