Names in Google Pixel Key: All pixel device codes

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Like any project carried out by Google and any other telephone or electronic company, i Pixel devices are developed with a code name which is used throughout their creation process.

And just the way Google codenames its terminals is one of the most surprising of all those in the mobile sector, as well as being one of the few strategies that has remained intact for years.

If you are curious about know "what are the Pixel devices really called" before they are launched with their final titles, in this article we review the code names of each of the Pixel phones that have existed until today.



The front of the Pixel 4a.

All Google Pixel codenames

In most cases, i codenames of Google Pixel provide us with enough clues to determine some data on the terminals themselves, like the number of models which will form a series.

Also, every year these details they can be discovered with some time in advance since such codenames often appear in the AOSP source code long before their arrival. So we knew, for example, that in 2020 the Pixel series would change completely as there were no XL models.

That said, let's take a look at all codenames or codenames of Pixel devices released to date, from the original 2016 Pixel to the new Google Pixel 5.

  • pixel: sailfish
  • pixel XL: Marlin
  • Pixel 2: Walleye
  • Pixel 2 XL: Trout
  • Pixel 3: Blueline
  • Pixel 3 XL: cross hatching
  • Pixel 3a: Sargo
  • Pixel 3a XL: Bello
  • Pixel 4: Flame
  • Pixel 4 XL: Corallo
  • Pixel 4a: moon fish
  • Pixel 4 to 5G: bramble
  • Pixel 5: red fin

Where did the Google Pixel codenames come from?

At first sight, it doesn't look like these coded Google Pixel internals don't have anything special. But who is most familiar with marine fauna he probably knows that each of the code names chosen by Google corresponds to marine beings.



And that's not something typical of the Pixel. Back in the Google Nexus, the company used codenames for fish and other marine animals such as “Mako” –Nexus 4– or “Angler” –Nexus 6P–.

On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that, on some occasions, differences in size between the fish chosen for the denomination are a clue that suggests that one of the two models in the series will be larger than the other. Google and its stuff.

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