We aren’t kidding, but this is what happens after every Android release. There is a lot going on currently about Android P. We decided to cover everything for you in a nutshell like the name, release date and if your device will receive it.
Why Android P is called Android P?
Since the launch of Android all the updates have been named according to alphabetical order. So far we have seen:
- Android Donut (v1.6)
- Android Eclair (v2.0)
- Android Froyo (v2.2)
- Android Gingerbread (v2.3)
- Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
- Android Jelly Bean (v4.1)
- Android KitKat (v4.4)
- Android Lollipop (v5.0)
- Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
- Android Nougat (v7.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.0)
What will Android P be named?
There are so many rumors out there about the name. Some say Android Pie, Android Pecan Pie or even Android Pumpkin Pie. We decided to make a poll on this. Do share your favorite name.
When will Android P be released?
It is expected to be released at annual Google I/O which is usually held in mid-May. The Developer Preview might be available way before the actual release date. May be in March or April Android P Developer Preview will be rolled out.
Last year Android Oreo Developer Preview was released in March. Early access ensures faster availability once the OS goes public.
Will my device get Android P update?
As usual, Pixel devices will be the first to receive the update, followed by Android P out of the box staring mid-September. Android One devices users like Mi A1 and Moto X4 (Pure Stock Android variant) might receive by this year end. Even Sony and Huawei will release by early 2019.
According to various reports, Android Oreo is running only on 1% of Android devices. Most smartphones are still running age old Android Marshmallow (28%) whereas Nougat is available on 25% of the devices.
Features of Android P
It is too early to discuss the features of Android P. However we expect it to be better than Android Oreo(obviously). We want to see more improvements in battery and performance, pip mode should offer features like support for zoom.
What features would you like to see in Android P? Let us know in the comments.
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