After the official announcement of the Google Android P at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in 2018, we talked about the Android P key features. We have had several developer versions with the final developer version released recently (July 25), we are now set for its official release.
Google Android P Release Date
Would you have loved to see Android P launch soon? Or you probably are still enjoying what Oreo has been offering so far? either way, you still might need to save the date ‘August 20’. With everything in place, the next Android version ‘Android 9’ which is also known as ‘Android P‘ at least for now will be going live officially.
We don’t have a word from Google yet but guess who we are counting on once again, Evan Blass. Through his twitter account, he has hinted once more just like he has done previously.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 2, 2018
Can We Count On Evan For Android P Release Date?
I won’t like to do a biography on Evan today but Evan is reputable for sharing leaks of devices and some exclusive. His predictions have been correct more often than not and as a matter of fact, I can hardly remember any that didn’t come through. Evan has dropped hints again just in a similar fashion. He shared leaks for the Samsung S9, LG G7 to mention a few.
Considering the fact that the final developer preview was released recently, and Android Oreo (Android 8.0) launched last year on August 20th makes this appear even more credible.
Android P Name
We all know Google has been naming previous Android generation after foods (Snacks), and even though Google has released several beta version of the Android P, the search giant still did not hint what the next big update stands for.
However, rumours have suggested some possible names for the Android P, which includes Android Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Android Pistachio Ice Cream, Android Pecan Pie, Android Peanut Butter and Android Pancake.
What To Expect
- A nice user interfaces for the quick settings menu.
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
- Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
- A “Screenshot” button has been added to the power options.
- A new “Lockdown” mode which disables biometric authentication once activated, which will be disabled once the user used their password to log in.
- Rounded corners across the graphical user interface.
- New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps.
- Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full-scale images, and smart replies akin to Google’s new app, Reply.
- Support for display cutouts.
- Redesigned volume slider, which is now located next to the device physical volume button.
- Battery percentage now is shown in Always-On Display.
- Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
Even more features
Experimental features (which are currently hidden within a menu called Feature Flags) such as a redesigned About Phone page in settings, and automatic Bluetooth enabling while driving.
A new gesture-based system interface, similar to the one found on the iPhone X and other devices. Redesigned, horizontal multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built in.
A “Digital Wellbeing” feature which discourages excessive usage of your phone. Placing the phone face down will mute notifications but allow emergencies to come through.
An Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you’re most likely to use next.
Improved Adaptive Brightness feature which modifies screen brightness based on your own personal preferences.
New Back Button Icon in navigation bar if gesture navigation is enabled. And so many more you can dare to miss.
List Of Android P Supported Devices
A beta preview for Android P was provided by Google for the following devices:
- Google Pixel,
- Google Pixel 2,
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5/5T
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- OnePlus 3/3T
- Vivo X21UD
- Vivo X21
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
- Google Pixel XL