Google Pixel 5a reportedly canceled due to chip shortage

by Joseph K. Clark

The tech world is going through a crisis in terms of supply. There is a shortage of supply, and the demand is high. This has led to delays in several products and the cancelation of many of them. The worldwide chip shortage has put the automobile as well as consumer electronics industry under severe stress. The latest product to be affected by the supply issues is the Google Pixel 5a.

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Tipster Jon Prosser took to Twitter to post about the latest update regarding the potential Google Pixel 5a. As per the tipster, the device has been canceled due to a worldwide chip shortage. Hence, the development of Pixel 5a isn’t moving forward. Moreover, he says that Google will continue selling the Pixel 4A and 4A 5G throughout the year.

It was recently reported that Google would be using its in-house chip for the upcoming Pixel 5a, recently leaked in all its glory. However, we could now see the execution of in-house silicon from Google on its Pixel 6.

Galaxy Note 21 was reportedly canceled due to the same reason.

That said, the Pixel 5a is not the first device to be affected or have gotten canceled altogether due to supply issues. Samsung is reportedly skipping its Galaxy Note21 due to the same reason. The South Korean tech giant has already confirmed that it has no plans of launching a Galaxy Note series smartphone this year. It was reported that this could be because of the “serious imbalance” in the supply and demand for semiconductors.

On the other hand, another manufacturer to be hit by supply shortage is Apple. While the iPhone hasn’t yet been affected, the production of some MacBooks and iPads has been delayed. Apple is now pushing back a part of its component orders for both products from the first half of this year to the second half.

Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014, when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s most prominent tech publications. As of now, I’m working as a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]

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