Final version of Android 9.0 P could arrive on August 20 alongside official name

Final version of Android 9.0 P could arrive on August 20 alongside official name
With the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat back in August of 2016, Google commenced a new annual launch timeline for its operating system that would see major releases roll out in the eight month of each year. And if a recent Tweet from Evan Blass that hints at the release date is anything to go by, it seems Android 9.0 P will follow suit by making its debut on August 20.

Currently, Google is yet to make any official announcement in regards to the launch date so it remains speculation for the time being. However, the date does coincide with the brand’s previous releases – Android Nougat made its debut on August 22, while Oreo arrived on August 21. In regards to what the official name will be, this is also unconfirmed at this point, although certain rumors have mentioned Android Pistachio, Android Pumpkin Pie, or simply Android Pie as possible candidates.

Regardless of what the new version of Android is called, the release will bring various improvements such as Adaptive Battery and Brightness. Furthermore, a new gesture-based navigation system that makes better use of taller displays will be offered alongside a new rotation button that appears in the navigation bar. Also, a big focus on the digital wellbeing of users will also arrive.

Upon the announcement of the final version, Google is expected to push the update out to its Pixel smartphones shortly after. Additionally, devices that have supported the developer preview release are also expected to receive the final release in a timely manner, something that should provide a big boost to the initial adoption rate of the OS.

source: Evan Blass

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12 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Right on, looking forward to this one. With project Treble in place and A/B partitioning in place also for some this will be a neat update. Even though it's an invisible thing to end user, it's still kind of exciting to get the new setup system. Just waiting for Aug security update... Need to show up buddy's Pixel again this month.

3. Shubham412302

Posts: 592; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I hate A/B partitioning. It wastes a lot of storage space for 15 minutes of inconvenience.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Keep in mind now and then a OEM will release a update that has bugs they added by accident that can render a boot loop situation. With A/B an Treble that's no longer an issue. Same for drivers,(new drivers for Adreno for example that come out later can be rolled out, instead of left behind) that's in beta but is part of the A/B idea) this has more benefit than saving user time it's just behind the scenes. I do agree, it takes up more space, but I don't hate it.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

"A/B on treble" ? A/B has nothing to do with treble and vice-versa. They are independent and there are phones which have one of them, not the other.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I said an, not on. That takes it all out of context. So nothing further to add there. Also I forget not many phones have both, my phone supports both ftr. Other OEM not so much is correct, yet.

6. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How much extra space exactly? I mean a side by side comparison can be done between say OnePlus 6(comes with A/B partition or seamless updates), while OnePlus 5T and 5 don't.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Well roughly double the single system partition. Many OEM reserves a different size partition fwiw.

11. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Just saw OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 6 unboxing videos. 5T has 110-11 GB available for user out of the box while OP6 has 114-15 GB. Ironically 6 has A/B partitions and supports seamless updates while 5T doesn't. So what's going on ? I want a definitive answer and some stats on how much storage are customers even losing due to A/B because on some forums i see people crying to death about it.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Without the a/b system partition should be around 10gb, with a/b it should be around 20-22gb taken up Much ado over naught really when most phones are moving towards higher on board built in storage.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Android Pie sounds better than Android Pistachio.

4. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

Pixel. Phones are ugly We need Nexus phones back

8. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Ladies & gentleman Google is proudly presents to you "Android PEE 9.0"

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