Bonito might not be the only Google smartphone in the works

Donna Miller
November 9, 2018

But it looks like Google is bringing back that affordability factor to its Pixel phones by launching mid-range devices. Google hasn't yet made an official announcement regarding the offering, but today even more evidence pointing towards its existence has been dug up. A teardown of ARCore 1.5 by Android Police, two devices with the codename "Bonito" and "Sargo" was spotted in the list of smartphones that support Google's platform for mobile augmented reality. The names are in line with previous Google device codenames which have have historically been based on fish.

Google traditionally names its Pixel phones after fish, and both of these names are types of fish. The phone is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor and is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2019. However, until further details about the device are dug up, this remains pure speculation.

Some Android apps will soon update even while still in use
That update is then downloaded and installed right then and there, from within the app itself. The API will give developers a couple options when it comes to updates.

We heard rumors of a mid-range Google smartphone earlier this year, purportedly codenamed Bonito. According to Wikipedia, Sargo is the name for a white seabream and Bonito is described as "a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae".

So we can assume Bonito is sort of like the XL device while Sargo is the non-XL device. Sargo could also be a different device entirely that is indeed smaller than Bonito but not related to it in any way.

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