Search giant Google has revealed its plan to release its new flagship smartphone, the Pixel 3. The upcoming smartphone is actually a sequel to both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets. The news comes after a code was dropped on the phone’s page at Android Open Source Project.

Google Pixel 3 Rumors


Apart from this, Google might also add some exclusive features on Pixel 3.


“Cherrypick ‘Add device config to decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use,'” and that “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,” a code noted as found by XDA developers.


Based on the code, tech users claim that HAL refers actually to software that links between Android and the hardware. This software is called the Hardware Abstraction Layer. A quick check of the HAL on the code is about a cellular connectivity.


And for the XDA developers, this is an interesting case because HAL only works on Pixel 3. They also pointed out that the phone would likely to include other features like radio and connectivity.


To date, there are only small speculations about Google’s rumoured flagship smartphone. What is clear though is that the search giant is also planning to release a mid-range version of the phone.

Regarding the phone’s specs and features details—all these are still nil. More details would follow after Google would release the details sooner.