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Technology Google Has Canceled the Pixel 5a, Multiple Reports Claim [Update: The Pixel 5a Is Still Alive]

05:10  10 april  2021
05:10  10 april  2021 Source:   gizmodo.com

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Google has now refuted previous reports and has provided an official statement to Gizmodo saying the “ Pixel 5 a 5G is not cancelled . In 2019, Google announced the Pixel 3a in May at Google I/O, and while the pandemic caused Google to cancel Google I/O 2020, the Pixel 4 a was eventually released later in August 2020. However, according to a tweet from noted leaker Jon Prosser and multiple sources who spoke to Android Central, it seems the ongoing global shortage of chips and processors had caused Google to consider canceling the Pixel 5 a ’s release entirely, reports that

Prolific leaker Jon Prosser claims the Google Pixel 5 a has been axed due to the ongoing chip shortage. The Google Pixel lineup is known for its vanilla Android experience and powerful camera features. The Pixel 5 a was going to be a replacement for the Pixel 4a as a cheaper entry model. The ongoing chip shortage has affected multiple companies, including Apple as of late. One report says Apple's Mac and iPad lineups will be affected as well. This shortage could last well into 2022. The Pixel 5 a would have replaced the Pixel 4a 5G with a similar design and feature set.

Update: While rumors originally claimed another gadget had fallen victim to the global chip crunch, Google has now officially debunked previous reports that the Pixel 5a had been cancelled.

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Google has now refuted previous reports and has provided an official statement to Gizmodo saying the “Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.”

The original story appears below:

Earlier this week Google announced that its annual developers’ conference, Google I/O, would take place starting on May 18, which immediately caused people to start speculating if that meant Google would release a new mid-range Pixel sometime this spring. In 2019, Google announced the Pixel 3a in May at Google I/O, and while the pandemic caused Google to cancel Google I/O 2020, the Pixel 4a was eventually released later in August 2020.

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Google has allegedly cancelled its next budget phone, the Pixel 5 a , according to leaker Jon Prosser. He claims that his sources told him that Google has canned the phone due to chip shortages that have affected several industries. Prosser's reliability is hit or miss, and we haven't seen any Google has found some success with the A series and it no doubt wants to continue to serve the budget/mid-range market. Those phones do provide some of the best camera experiences possible in the sub-0 arena. We had hoped for the Pixel 5 a to be a 2021 iteration on the excellent Pixel 4a, complete with

" Pixel 5 a 5G is not cancelled ," Google has said in a statement to AppleInsider and other venues. "It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year's a-series phone was introduced." The Pixel 5 a is a replacement for the Pixel 4a 5G with a similar design and feature set. The purpose of the "a" models is to offer a cheaper entry device with some flagship features. The Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G will continue to be sold throughout 2021, according to Prosser. The Pixel lineup provides users the most "pure" Android experience, and users may migrate to other

However, according to a tweet from noted leaker Jon Prosser and multiple sources who spoke to Android Central, it seems the ongoing global shortage of chips and processors had caused Google to consider canceling the Pixel 5a’s release entirely, reports that have now been debunked by Google.

Silicon used to make things like automotive chips, game consoles, GPUs, and other processors have been in short supply since late last year. This has recently become a major hindrance for some of the world’s biggest smartphone makers including Xiaomi and Samsung, with Samsung saying the lack of mobile processors may force the company to forgo making a new Galaxy Note phone for 2021.

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Reports claims Google has canceled the Pixel 5 a due to the global chip shortage. Google will instead continue to sell the Pixel 4a and 4a 5G. It’s also said to be partly to blame for the painfully slow production of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5. While the Pixel 5 a has reportedly been canceled , Google is still expected to launch new products this year. The search giant is expected to unveil more affordable wireless earbuds called Pixel Buds A . Meanwhile, it was recently reported Google is developing its own chip that will debut with the Pixel 6 this fall.

Google says that the Pixel 5 a 5G will launch later this year, denying reports of its cancellation . A spokesperson issued the following comment, as reported by 9to5 Google : “ Pixel 5 a 5G is not cancelled . It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone Initially, leaker Jon Prosser claimed that his sources told him that Google had canceled the Pixel 5 a due to chip shortages that have affected several industries. Android Central also reported that the Pixel 5 a is dead. The site said that the "global chip shortage has seen to its demise."

The Pixel 4a Is Perfect Smartphone Simplicity

Had Google been forced to cancel the Pixel 5a, that would have been a big blow to budget-conscious phone buyers as the Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a were easily some of the best budget/mid-range phones released in recent memory, combining excellent image quality with good battery life and a simple design.

That said, the wording in Google’s comment suggests that the Pixel 5a’s release will not happen this spring like many people had previously predicted, but sometime later this summer in July or August, which would line up better with the August 3 announce date for last year’s Pixel 4a.

Update 1:45 PM ET: Updated the story with an official statement from Google saying the Pixel 5a 5G has not been canceled and that it will be released later this year.

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