Google Pixel 5 release for testing up on AOSP

Chris Burns - Feb 17, 2020, 1:44 pm CST
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Google Pixel 5 release for testing up on AOSP

Google Pixel 5 was revealed – for the first time, in text, by a Google developer – in AOSP. AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project, and it represents part of the larger Google/Android equation. Android is currently called an “open source” operating system, and development can be seen in part on the internet with code commits with the Android Open Source Project – that’s where the Google Pixel 5 was name-checked today for the first time.

The developer posted a seemingly innocuous note, suggesting that a code change was tested on the device Google Pixel 4, but hasn’t yet been tested on Google Pixel 5. This device is not name-checked with a fish name as we so often have found Pixels appear in code in the past. That’s not to say that it wont, but here it doesn’t – instead we see “cuttlefish.”

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Cuttlefish refers to a system in AOSP, an Android Virtual Device (AVD) based on QEMU. This AVD runs on the Google Cloud Platform or locally, and is not to be confused with the standard Android Emulator, AKA goldfish/ranchu. Per 9to5Google, the three names that appear to be attached to the next generation of Pixel devices are as follows:

• Sunfish: Probably Google Pixel 4a.
• Bramble: Probably Google Pixel 5
• Redfin: Probably Google Pixel 5XL

The code as noted above appears in AOSP over at Google Source (Android Review). A very interesting Google Pixel 5 prototype appeared earlier today with a look that was… bonkers. This device is just as likely real as it is completely fabricated – it’d seem completely fake right off the bat, but given the odd designs of some device camera arrays released over the past few months, nothing is out of bounds. No industrial design is too wacky to discount on-site at this point in history – stuff is strange!


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