BGR speculates that Google will likely release Android P(ie) Developer Preview 1 this month. Android N and Android O were also released in March (Developer Preview).
Android P is rumored to have “pie” in the name, the speculation is that Android P will release on “Pi Day” or 3/14/18.
Evan Blass is also stating that Google is eying a mod-month release of the Android P Developer Preview. Last week, a series of reports hinted at various new features that Android P might support, including iris scanners and ways to block calls from unknown or hidden phone numbers. How many of these leaked features will finally make it to the Android P Developer Preview remains to be seen. On top of that, we’ve also got confirmation that OEM’s are already testing Android P with Google.
Huawei being specifically singled out as one of the companies that has had access to Android P for the past few months. Google last week also announced that unofficial APIs that may still work on Android will not be available for app development anymore.
- 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)
There’s also no guarantee that your device will be updated to Android 9.0. Device fragmentation is still a problem for the OS, see Android Developers for Android stats. According to a report by Dan Luu, nearly half of all Android devices are two years out of date. This means a billion devices aren’t running the latest software!
- We might know exactly when Google’s first version of Android P will be released (bgr.com)
- Android 9.0 P release date REVEALED (express.co.uk)
- Android P: first developer preview coming mid-March (androidpit.com)