The Google Pixel 3 is the third generation of Pixel devices powered by Android. Google Pixel devices have always enjoyed the favour of an international audience for reasons known. One of the main reasons why users purchase Google-powered devices is primarily owing to the fact that Google provides timely software updates. The Google Pixel 3 XL runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and is now poised to receive Android Q before any other. We base this on the latest Geekbench score entry revealing the Google Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. Although, in all its glory, Google will be releasing Android Q next year, it seems that the tech giant has seemingly started testing it on the Pixel 3 XL.
Geekbench 3 Score Entry Leak Reveals Google Pixel 3 XL On Android Q
A Geekbench entry has surfaced showing the Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. As of now, the current and most recent version of Android is Android Pie. Android Q is the next version of Android which will only make its way to Google-powered smartphones in 2019. It’s indeed odd to find a listing with Google Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. While this is a possibility, it’s only probable if the company is testing out a new version of Android for the device which accidentally leaked online. The Geekbench leak reveals the single-core performance score of 2404 points while the Pixel 3 XL scores 8510 in multi-core performance.
While it remains a possibility of this listing being a fake as it is easier to fiddle Geekbench listings. One of the most common methods of doing so is by editing the build.prop with a different version of Android. This will allow the benchmark to pick up a false reading, given the tweak and user customization to the existing system folder.
Google has been working on its Project Treble and making it more accessible. The company has also promised that supported smartphone devices would be given an early chance at testing Android Q. There’s a possibility that this is what took place for the Google Pixel 3 XL which definitely explains the leaked Geekbench listing. However, since nothing can be authenticated, verified or officially confirmed, it should be taken with a grain of salt.