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Google possibly hints at Pixel 6A in coloring book, report says

The Google-produced coloring book includes a reference to a Pixel 6A, according to the site Droid Life.

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones

Google's Pixel 6 smartphone, left, and the larger Pixel 6 Pro.

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Google  may have leaked the name of its next smartphone in, of all things, a coloring book, according to a report.  


Here is part of a Pixel 6 page from Google's online coloring book.

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The website Droid Life reported that the coloring book, which was recently sent out along with a Nest Audio to some customers, includes an index of products in the back that lists a Pixel 6A as being featured on pages 6 and 7. However, the phone doesn't actually show up on those pages. There's an online version of the coloring book too, but it doesn't appear to include the index. 

The rest of the coloring book shows off the Pixel 6, several Nest devices and the Pixel Buds A, according to Droid Life, which posted photos of the book's pages. CNET hasn't seen a copy of the coloring book itself.

Google didn't immediately return an email from CNET seeking comment. 

The launch of a Pixel 6A this year wouldn't be a big shock. Google's budget-oriented A-series phones have traditionally followed the launch of more expensive flagship models. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched in the fall. 

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