First traces of the Google Pixel 3 show up in AOSP

Back in November Google announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Both these phone are among the best phones of 2017. But now Google accidentally confirmed the Pixel 3 smartphone. Google promises it will be a better phone from the earlier Pixel devices. As per rumors, a cheaper version of Pixel 3 is in a development stage and it could be launch in July or August.


As we all know, Pixel phones offer a pure Android experience to their users and receive new software updates as soon as available. Moreover, Pixel phones lineup isn’t the best selling smartphone in the world. With recent estimates, Google only sold 3.9 million Pixel phones globally in 2017.

Also, we can expect the Pixel 3 phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is already seen on a majority of Android smartphone in 2018. However, we don’t have any specs or any other details about the Pixel 3 phone but it is officially mentioned in AOSP commit.

Google published a new commit on its Android Open Source Project pages which mention the news about the Pixel 3 smartphones.

In commit, Cherrypick “Add device config to decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use.” This change added the config because the HAL V_1_2 only supports Pixel 3. The new Auto Selection Network UI is based on HAL V_1_2. So we set the flag to decide which Auto Selection Network UI should use based on the device type.

Moreover, the HAL in the commit stands for Hardware Abstraction Layer. It is the software that covers the gap between the Android OS and the hardware. That means you can see a new kind of bond between software and radio. Like one may allow Wi-Fi networks to scan continuously rather hitting the refresh button and wait for few seconds.

As per the previous line up of Pixel phones, Google will also launch Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. Also, Google is working on third new Pixel 3 phone which comes with good and bad news. The good news is that this third Pixel 3 phone will be based on Android Go program. That means the phone will come with lower configuration just like other Android Go smartphones. While the bad news is that phone will launch in few emerging markets and won’t be available in the US.


At this point, we can say Pixel 3 will be the successor to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Also, the Pixel 3 phone come with more power, bezels display, and dual rear camera setup. As per rumors the price for Pixel 3 $650 (64GB), $750 (128GB) and for Pixel 3 XL $930 (64GB), $1030 (128GB). Moreover, Google has not released any official statement for Pixel 3 smartphone. Do share your feedback in our comment section below.