Mar 15th, 2019

The Android Q beta is now out and it’s an awesome piece of test software for those who own Pixel devices, but to others it’s so much more. The new software contains a wealth of information in the code and people are digging through it to find out as much as possible about future features and products.

Some of the pieces of code found make reference to the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite that we’ve talked about before. These devices were leaked multiple times as budget alternatives to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. However, they weren’t launched with the Pixel 3 series.

Digging through Android Q’s code, multiple entries were found in reference to the code names of the devices, which are sargo and bonito. One line of code references them as “B4S4” devices, which could mean they will be fourth generation devices rather than a third generation product to join the standard Pixel 3.

Another line calls one of the devices a Pixel 3e XL, meaning that the “Lite” moniker will likely not be used at all. If this information is accurate (and doesn’t change by the time of launch), this could mean that the Pixel 3e and 3e XL will launch with the future Pixel 4 for different markets.

For the nitty gritty details, hit the source link to check out XDA-Developers digging through the code.

Source: XDA-Developers