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Android P: Google’s Most Ambitious Update

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Android P: Google’s Most Ambitious Update

Android P is the upcoming ninth version of the Google’s Operating System. The Android P which seems like Google’s most ambitious in years is set to be unveiled next week by Google, it was first announced by Google on the 7th of March 2018 with the developer review released the same day.

With the Android P developer review now available and the consumer beta coming at Google I/O today, we have a better insight of what we can expect.

What Will Be The Name Of Android P(9.0)

Over the years we have seen Android versions that have been named after sweet treats and in alphabetical order. We all know of:

  • 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
  • Android (…) v9.0

We expect Android P to launch as Android 9.0 in 2018, but the name won’t be announced until this summer. Though there are rumours that the name could be Android Pumpkin Pie, Android Pie or Android Pecan Pie all thanks to a reference to Android Pi within the Android Open Source Project, but it doesn’t sound Google-like.

The Google company has been sharing some images of Popsicles on Instagram, popsicle is a trademarked name, but it does not dispute the fact that Google will go to that area. Reports points to Android Pistachio Ice Cream, which is what Google is calling the upcoming Android OS internally.

What are the expected features of the Android P OS?

  • Adaptive battery, brightness and App actions intelligence system. The Android P9 builds on the App predictions feature by recommending the actions you are likely to take next.
  • The Android P9 will offer great simplicity to your phone. It possesses a single clean home button, that you swipe up to see predicted apps and up again to see all apps. It works in any app.
  • The Android P9 aims to help you understand your habits and promote meaningful engagements.

Intelligence, simplicity and digital wellbeing are believed by many as the three main features of the upcoming Android P Operating System. The Android P just been launched as a Public Beta with the final Android 9.0 release expected in summer.

Which phone will receive the Android P beta update?

There are currently few phones that are eligible for the Android P beta update. They are:

  • Google Pixels (all 4 of them)
  • Nokia 7 plus
  • Sony Xperia XZ 2
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Vivo X21
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • OnePlus6
  • EssentialPH1


Do you have any of those phones listed up there? Do you believe that the Android 9 name should be Android Pie? Have your say in the comment box below.

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