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Google Mentioned ‘Pixel 3’ In AOSP

Here we are, with the first hint of Google's next Pixel which will be called Pixel 3 has just been discovered.

As reported recently by XDA, the first mention of “Pixel 3” has been discovered in an Android Open Source Project (AOSP) commit for the upcoming release of Android P. The official commit is entitled “Cherrypick ‘Add device config to decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use’”, and in it notes that a new configuration has been added to the framework. In that new configuration, we can see “because the HAL V_1_2 only supports Pixel 3, and the new Auto Selection Network UI is based on HAL V_1_2”.

HAL, for those keeping track, stands for Hardware Abstraction Layer. This bridges the gap between the Android software/framework and the device’s hardware it’s running on. This particular instance of the usage is more than likely tied to improved networking capabilities in the upcoming Pixel 3. Specifically, as mentioned in the article, it could be referencing an update to the “scan networks” capabilities, improving its speed and effectiveness.

At this point in time, Google is still hard at work on Android P and is keeping most of the source code close to its vest. It’s strange to see a reference for an unannounced smartphone sneak out. But it doesn’t necessarily give a lot away, either. We still have a lot to learn about the Pixel 3 in the months ahead, even before Google gets around to officially announcing it.

Source : XDA