When we thought we were discovering the AirPods 3 yesterday, as expected, Google launched its annual Google I / O event. For two days, Mountain View has planned a full schedule of conferences on various topics. During the opening conference, Google attracted a lot of attention with several announcements related to Google Maps, Google Photos, Android TV, and more.
However, if there’s one announcement that has been particularly anticipated, it’s the Android 12 beta. The company is working on an even more advanced version of the world’s most widely used operating system. Android 12 in beta not only shows a major overhaul, but also takes inspiration for certain functions from its main competitor iOS.
The hidden side of the iceberg
Most interesting, however, isn’t the tip of the iceberg. By searching the beta code, 9to5Google managed to discover the existence of 4 smartphones that are still unknown to the public. In its article, 9to5Google appears to be particularly optimistic and announces that it has discovered all the smartphones that Mountain View should present in 2021.
In addition to the Pixel 5a 5G (Barbet), the American media know more about the Pixel 6 range. Two code names, Oriole and Raven, seem to correspond to smartphones from this still unknown range. But that doesn’t stop there by digging a little more for journalists or discovering a mysterious device called a passport. Dylan Roussel, who is the origin of this discovery, suggests that it should be a foldable smartphone. Android 12 Beta would therefore have made it possible to discover the existence of a future foldable pixel.
However, as Dylan Roussel points out, he also came up with the code name needlefish, which he first found in 2019. If it were to be a 5G version of the Pixel 4, this smartphone has never been marketed at the moment. This means there is no real indication that the pass will ever be revealed, let alone this year.