Google Pixel 5a 5G launch was formally confirmed on Friday, April 9, after reviews instructed that it had been cancelled as a result of provide constraints. Refuting the rumours, Google launched an announcement saying that the Pixel 5a 5G could be accessible later this 12 months. The new smartphone within the Pixel lineup is predicted to be a mid-range possibility. However, Google is more likely to have a top-end Pixel flagship within the works as nicely. That mannequin could possibly be known as the Pixel 6 — the successor to the Pixel 5.
“Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the US and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced,” a Google spokesperson has mentioned, as reported by 9to5Google and some different publications.
Earlier, Android Central cited two unbiased sources claiming that the Pixel 5a has obtained cancelled in its entirety. A tweet posted by tipster Jon Prosser additionally claimed the cancellation as a result of chip scarcity, lending further weight to the hearsay.
Google has, nonetheless, cleared the air and ultimately confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G was coming. But the corporate’s assertion does point out a chip scarcity difficulty because it’s planning to launch the brand new smartphone solely within the US and Japan. This is opposite to an alleged Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) listing that instructed the Pixel 5a will debut in India as nicely.
Google has additionally indicated that the Pixel 5a would debut someday in August — across the time when the Pixel 4a was launched final 12 months. However, the hearsay mill had instructed that the launch may occur as early as June. Some have additionally speculated that Google would possibly make the announcement at this year’s I/O developer conference that is happening just about subsequent month.
Google Pixel 5 clients face points with Netflix
In associated information, some present Google Pixel telephone customers have reported points in streaming Netflix content material in HD. The drawback is being reported by customers of Pixel 5 and earlier fashions and suggests a downgrade from Widevine L1 to Widevine L3 certification on the units, which prohibits them from streaming the HD content material. Some of the affected customers have complained on Reddit and the Pixel Phone Help Forum. Google is, nonetheless, but to acknowledge the difficulty.
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