During my briefing at Google's hardware division last week, I learned a fair bit about the new Pixel 3a from the team behind it.
One message that team wants to send: Pixel 3a and 3a XL are not "one-off" devices. Google is committing - at least for the foreseeable future - to releasing affordable versions of its Pixel smartphones, presumably on an annual basis.
Google wouldn't confirm that it plans to keep the current release cadence for the "a" series, which has (almost certainly by design) given its "premium" phones a wide berth. My take is that this allows their features and capabilities to shine without having to answer for their appearance in two much cheaper - half price, even - handsets. Granted, that plan doesn't seem to have gone especially well, because the Pixel 3 and 3 XL simply aren't meeting Google's sales expectations.
Read the full article at: Android Police
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