In a rare step of a technology companyconfirmed the existence of a few months before its likely release in October. The tech giant not only shared the news via its own Made By Google Twitter account, but also included a picture of the phone that is a square back camera with multiple rearview cameras. Judging from the reactions to the tweet, many were surprised by the information ̵
It is unusual to erase the name of an upcoming device and an official image so early. In spite of numerous rumors, rendered images and leaked specifications, companies like Apple, Samsung and Google generally want to keep track of their product announcements until they hold official events such as Apple's developer conference and iPhone event in September, Samsung Unpacked and Google I / O Company has removed the wraps from its latestand . Google declined to comment, but we have some guesses about why Google made such a bizarre move.
Reason 1: It can be said that the iPhone 11 was not copied.
The most popular theory is that Google wanted this allegations of having copied Apple and its next iPhone. For some months, the upcomingshould also have a square camera shot. Since the iPhone is expected to come out in September and pixel phones will normally hit the market in October, it's easy to conclude that . (Incidentally, the camera layout is not entirely unique – the for example, also has such a design.) To avoid such talk, Google might have prematurely faded out the picture saying it had the design in mind long before the launch of the iPhone, knowing that Apple will keep up to date on all iPhone features by September.
Reason 2: Pixel 4 may be released before October.
Four months is a pretty long time to test a product before its expected start date. Google may have released this information in June as the Pixel 4 may not debut in October. Maybe the phone will come sooner, like in September (to put it even closer in competition with the iPhone) or even in August. However, this would be a strange step, since the pixels 3A and 3A XL were announced in May and it would be a good idea for Google to pass between the announcements of the two phone series a certain time.
Reason 3: Google does not care anymore!
When Google announced the Pixel 3 last year, it was before Pixel 3 was launched (see below). The same applies to the pixel 3A. Because of all the leaks, people have heard that Google was working on a medium-sized version of the pixel, and we even saw its new violet color before Google I / O.. Most outlets already had a general idea of what the phone would look like (Engadget unpacked the product three days before launch), and many of the rumored specifications turned out to be correct. Google even managed to make fun of
Because we live in such an era that it's so hard to disguise product announcements, Google may have just decided to just say "Screw it." If still photos were leaked from the Pixel 4 camera (), the company might as well jump on it. At least it can then be one step ahead of the news and, to a certain extent, control whatever narrative techies invent. In any case, I welcome this energy and would not mind more information from Google.